In the past, warehouses were typically considered a kind of dead space — a hypothetical purgatory. Today, they have become a crucial part of the journey between production and delivery. In fact, warehouses are some of the most important and technologically advanced workspaces thanks to computer programs used to classify and run inventory, barcodes and readers that allow for instant product location, and rare earth magnets. Not only are magnets used in the process of labeling and inventory, but they also play a pivotal role in warehouse security. 

Security Systems Using Neodymium Magnets

Neodymium magnets are powerful tools used to prevent theft in warehouses. Magnets can be attached to products to ensure that the detector at the exit sounds an alarm if someone has taken the product without proper clearance. Over the last decade, these magnets have become increasingly difficult to separate from the product to which they are linked. 

Research shows that the presence of neodymium magnets in warehouses prevents a significant number of thefts that would, in turn, lead to large-scale economic losses. As such, magnets aren’t only a useful tool in the warehouse, and in stores, but also as a safeguard for the entire economic chain. 

Labeling and Inventory

To label inventory, you can use our bendable silicone magnetic clips (in either white or black) as an upgrade to something more simple like a paper clip. They make great cable and cord organizers and bookmarks for important files and papers. To use as an external label on products, write product names/numbers on the body of the clips with erasable chalk markers . You can also use clips as labels on steel shelving, filing cabinets, and paper trays.

Apex Magnets in Your Warehouse
Are you involved in MRO procurement? Apex magnets are perfect for the creative maintenance and operation of warehouses and distribution centers. If used properly, they can improve conditions for the men and women who work there, and the experience of customers waiting to receive their order. 

If you have questions about how to use magnets in your warehouse, contact us today!