information about magnets

  1. Magnets in the Fishing Industry

    Magnets in the Fishing Industry
    If you work in the fishing industry and regularly find yourself on a boat at sea, magnets can make your job easier, safer, and more secure, even on the choppiest waves. Nowadays, most mid and large-sized boats are made of steel, making them the perfect mount for magnets in all shapes and sizes. Below, we’ll cover several ways you might consider using magnets on your fishing boat.  Continue reading →
  2. Police Officers: How to Use Magnets to Holster a Weapon and More

    Police Officers: How to Use Magnets to Holster a Weapon and More
    As a police officer, you may find yourself in a dangerous situation. You’re responsible for your own life, the lives of your fellow officers, and the lives of the public, so the pressure is on, and any convenience or safety-related tool could help. Here’s how magnets can help —  Continue reading →
  3. Magnetic Chute Separators Used in Animal Feeding

    Magnetic Chute Separators Used in Animal Feeding
    If you work in agriculture or livestock, then you’re probably familiar with an animal feed chute. For those not in the field, a feed chute is what you would use to push high volumes of dry animal feed product into an enclosure or holding pen. The food would be fed (no pun intended) directly into the chute to flow down vertically due to gravity. Sounds simple, right? Dry feed plus gravity equals happy animals? Not so fast. You wouldn’t want to forget about magnets! Continue reading →
  4. The Rich History of Magnets

    The Rich History of Magnets
    Ever wonder where the word “magnet” comes from or what the story is behind it? It’s not as simple as you may think. Continue reading →
  5. To Customize Or Not to Customize? The Question That Creates More Questions

    To Customize Or Not to Customize? The Question That Creates More Questions
    If you’re wondering whether you need a customized magnet from Apex, or if perhaps there is an existing in-stock product that suits your needs, this is the blog for you. What we can tell you is that your original question — Should I go custom? — begets more questions. No matter which direction you choose — to customize or not to customize — we can help you determine and make your next move.  Continue reading →
  6. More on Magnetic Poles and Industry Standards

    More on Magnetic Poles and Industry Standards
    Truthfully, most of us know the bare minimum about magnetic poles. We know there are two of them — North and South poles — and that opposites attract. Some of us may even know that this is referred to as magnetic dipole (di meaning two). But what are magnetic poles really?  Simply put, magnetics poles are the surfaces from which invisible magnetic field lines of magnetic flux emit and connect -- leaving the North end of a magnet to enter the South end. If you’re going to be using magnets regularly, especially as an effort to streamline, organize, or otherwise improve your business, continue reading to understand more about poles.  Continue reading →
  7. Use Magnets to Reduce Risk in Construction Zones

    Use Magnets to Reduce Risk in Construction Zones
    Construction zones are places of planning, craftsmanship, and if we’re being real, quite a bit of potential danger. There are plenty of opportunities for something to fall on your head, trip you up, or crumble beneath your weight. Because of all this risk, construction workers need fixed, reliable blueprints and solid working tools and materials to reduce as much risk as possible. As you might have suspected if you’ve read our blog before — magnets are the answer! Continue reading →
  8. Permanent Magnets Used as Tools for Welding

    Permanent Magnets Used as Tools for Welding
    Welding is the process of joining or fusing materials –– primarily metal –– through controlled heat, melting the workpieces together and then letting them cool into place. It’s used in an assortment of major industries including aerospace, automobiles, construction and infrastructure, manufacturing, railroads, and shipping. So...how do magnets fit into this equation?   Continue reading →
  9. How Professional Printers Can Use Our Magnets

    How Professional Printers Can Use Our Magnets
    Do you make books, newspapers, magazines, or brochures? Chances are, that makes you a professional printer and a master of tailored mass production. We have many clients in the printing industry, and they use our magnets in a variety of their products including, as previously mentioned, brochures, as well as binders, boxes, and additional presentational pieces.  Continue reading →
  10. Magnets in a Greenhouse or Nursery

    Magnets in a Greenhouse or Nursery
    Do you own a nursery or a greenhouse? Whether you’re involved with a small business endeavor or a much larger industrial-sized operation, magnets are an aesthetically pleasing method of organization (in more ways than you might think!). When you’re in a visual business –– flowers, colorful fruits and vegetables, and gorgeous yard arrangements –– you don’t want a method of storage or organization that distracts from the beauty of your product. Continue reading →

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