Neodymium Magnet Information

  1. Apex Magnets Used in Restaurants

    Apex Magnets Used in Restaurants
    Whether you own or manage a mom-and-pop shop, a fast-casual restaurant, or something that might be considered more of a fine dining experience, you can use magnets to level up your restaurant! From organizing items in your kitchen, discreetly holding your point of sales (POS) system, wherever it might be, and advertising, be it in your own window or on a vehicle, the possibilities are endless with magnets.  Continue reading →
  2. The Three S’s of Industrial Magnets: Sweepers, Sorters, and Separators

    The Three S’s of Industrial Magnets: Sweepers, Sorters, and Separators
    When it comes to industrial uses for magnets, there are three pillars –– sweepers, sorters, and separators. These three categories, and the magnets that fall under them, are vital to the operation of warehouses, loading docks, construction zones, conveyor belts and more, and in all sorts of industries. Without them, there would be more accidents, lower quality control, and overspent budgets.  Let’s dig into their individual strengths and specifications! Continue reading →
  3. Using Magnets to Collect Martian Dust

    Using Magnets to Collect Martian Dust
    Space exploration may still seem like science fiction to some, but rest assured, it is very real, and humanity is learning more each year. Our scientists are actually starting to get down to the nitty-gritty of space, meaning Martian rocks and dust. This highly magnetic material is collected by exploratory rovers so that we can study and reveal any secrets it might hold about Mars’ past, specifically in relation to geologic history.  Continue reading →
  4. Chemical Process Industries and Magnetically Coupled Pumps

    Chemical Process Industries and Magnetically Coupled Pumps
    In the Chemical Process Industries (CPI), you have to pay special attention to the interaction between the “media” or type of chemical you are pumping and the pump itself. Sometimes the media is acidic, toxic, corrosive, abrasive, or gas-laden, meaning it can be extremely valuable as well as extremely dangerous. Roughly 90% of damage to CPI pump systems results from poor design (for example, a leak in the seal) or an operating error. The damage can lead to downtime, incurred cost, and potentially, injured employees.  Continue reading →
  5. Preventing Catastrophe: Magnets Used in Breakaway Gas Pumps

    Preventing Catastrophe: Magnets Used in Breakaway Gas Pumps
    It’s well known that magnets are often used to prevent unwanted and unpleasant events like break-ins and car accidents. But what about explosions? If someone goes to a gas station to fill up and gets distracted, they may try to drive away with the gas hose still attached to their tank. This one moment of thoughtlessness can lead to catastrophe. Most gas station owners have at least a few stories of people driving away with the gas pump still attached to their car, sometimes taking the hose right along with them. It’s a common enough occurrence  that the industry designs pumps for the situation called breakaways. Traditional breakaway pumps function almost like a lizard tail — separating into two pieces with enough force is applied. However, traditional technology is often designed for single-use, and requires upwards of 350 pounds of pull force to separate for inspection. This shortens service life and increases the business owner’s maintenance costs. Continue reading →
  6. How to Use Apex Magnets’ Popular Grid Size Feature

    How to Use Apex Magnets’ Popular Grid Size Feature
    Here at Apex, we have a lot of products. While that’s a great thing, we’ve heard your feedback about it being difficult to find the products you need. That’s why we created our popular grid size feature, accessible from the menu bar across the top of the page. Here, you’re able to search all of our popular neodymium magnets in...
  7. A World First: Wind Turbine Upgraded

    A World First: Wind Turbine Upgraded
    For the first time in energy industry history, high-temperature superconductors –– rather than permanent magnets –– are being used in wind turbines.  Continue reading →
  8. How Are Permanent Magnets Being Used To Make A Revolutionary Energy Accelerator?

    How Are Permanent Magnets Being Used To Make A Revolutionary Energy Accelerator?
    Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is dedicated to answering basic and applied science questions that range “from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow.” Recently, they announced the construction of a test accelerator they call the “Energy-Recovery Linac,” or CBETA, at Cornell University. The CBETA will reportedly recycle energy by intertwining particle beams through chains of multi-pass permanent magnets in a Halbach array, which augments the magnetic field on one side and cancels the opposite field to near zero. This would revolutionize accelerator science, helping to reduce both cost and size, and fusing the best traits of linear and circular accelerators. Continue reading →
  9. Magnets: A Faster, Cheaper Path to Fusion Energy

    Magnets: A Faster, Cheaper Path to Fusion Energy
    In a breakthrough toward the effort for fusion energy, scientists are using powerful new magnets in order to build the world’s first energy-producing fusion experiment. In a report published by the American Physical Society, it was revealed that collaborating scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Plasma Science & Fusion Center and Commonwealth Fusion Systems are working to speed up the development of fusion energy that can help fight the harmful effects of climate change. But how? The methodology behind the experiment is based on high-powered temperature superconducting magnets. Continue reading →
  10. Tiny Magnets: What are They Good for?

    Tiny Magnets: What are They Good for?
    Most of the magnets we encounter on a regular basis –– like the ones on our kitchen refrigerators and office whiteboards –– are extremely manageable and easy to use. They fit comfortably in our hands and typically don’t have enough strength to cause injury. However, there are even smaller magnets available with more power than you might think. While their size and strength might make them more complicated to handle, they are invaluable for certain applications.  Continue reading →

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