Before coming across this article, odds are that you’ve come across a channel magnet. Or you’ve probably just made use of one.
Whatever the case may be, it’s safe to state that applications of channel magnets, can be found all around our houses, schools, offices, and the likes. They play one role or the other as you’ll later see in this article.
So, let’s get down to the business of the day, shall we?
What are channel magnets?
These are rectangular, assemblies of magnets, borne within steel coverings. The magnets - neodymium, ferrite, or ceramic - are located in steel armatures, which have two countersunk holes on opposite ends, for attaching screws, bolts, nuts, and many more.
What are the building blocks of channel magnets?
Just as aI explained earlier, all channel magnets are rectangular in terms of their shape. This is primarily due to the steel covering, which is rectangular, and the magnet it encases, which are also rectangular.
The countersunk holes at opposite ends are responsible for the myriad of applications, which you’ll later see in this article.
Different types of magnets are used to make channel magnets. There are those made from alnico, neodymium, ferrite, and the likes. However, among all of them, neodymium channel magnets have the highest magnetic strength per weight. Hence, neodymium channel magnets are used to mount objects, that are many times their size.
To prevent corrosion, the steel armatures are coated in quality steel, or a triple layer of nickel, copper, and then nickel. This gives this magnet maximum protection from corrosive agents.
What are the advantages of channel magnets?
Their many advantages are primarily due to the way they are constructed. They include:
- These magnets are less exposed to breaking or chipping, unlike other magnets
- The steel encasement, magnifies the magnetic power, many times over. What this means is that a channel magnet’s pull strength can be 32 times another magnet of the same weight and time. Hence, they are widely used for mounting stuff
- They can support weights that are many times their size
- Since their magnetic power is amplified, manufacturers are able to conserve materials. The same material that may be used to manufacture a neodymium magnet that will have the same pull strength as a channel magnet, can be used to produce two channel magnets of very high magnetic pull strength.
What are the applications of channel magnets?
Just as I mentioned earlier, there are many applications of channel magnets all around us. They include:
- Mounting posters
- Mounting shop signs
- Door latches
- Sweeper for cleaning metal chips
- Cable supports
- Holding license plates
- Mounting signag and very large banners
And many more.
Where can I get quality channel magnets?
You can get quality channel magnets from Dailymag.
We have channel magnets of high quality, that are quite affordable. They have passed every quality test that they’ve been put through.
You should contact our customer service desk, to get a quotation and ake your order.