Pot magnets - magnet systems with strong adhesive force
Holding magnets are permanent magnets cased in steel. Pot magnets are strong magnets that are developed for the current industrial needs. They are made up of magnets like NdFeB, SmCo, AlNiCo, hard ferrite, plastic, rubber and other components. These magnets can produce a magnetic field on its exclusive surface. Depending on the usage, pot magnets are of different size, shape and width. Different types of pot magnets functions in different temperature. However they give same result in the normal temperature.
Pot Magnets / Pot & Clamping Magnets - super strong
Pot magnets are strong magnets that are developed for the current industrial needs. They are made up of magnets like NdFeB, SmCo, AlNiCo, hard ferrite, plastic, rubber and other components. These magnets can produce a magnetic field on its exclusive surface. Depending on the usage, pot magnets are of different size, shape and width. Different types of pot magnets functions in different temperature. However they give same result in the normal temperature.
Pot magnets, also known as holding discs, are generally used for gripping, clamping and fixing components together. Defined by a central void, some threaded, others countersunk, this cavity allows for attachment to non-magnetic surfaces via a screw, rivet or bolt. Pot magnets are clung onto the walls or ceilings of shipping containers on work sites, utility spaces or inside trucks with a hook or eyelet screwed into the void as hanging point for equipment.
Pot magnets are designed for clamping directly onto a steel surface; they are made from a large magnet encased within a steel shell. They are magnetic on one face only, creating a solid clamping force. However, they should not be used to attract other magnets or attract through a gap as they have a shallow depth of magnetic field. Pot magnets have many advantages and can be supplied with a tapped hole, a countersunk hole, a counter-bored hole, a threaded stud or a threaded collar all for convenient mounting. They can also be supplied with hooks and eyebolt attachments, ideal for hanging a variety of items. A pot magnets circular shape fits snugly into rotary voids created in materials requiring permanent fastening with the capacity to release for service or cleaning. On workbenches as clamping agents, pot magnets hold and release on demand, products like white goods as they undergo assembly or service.
Pot magnets are widely used for many different applications in all types of industry all over the world. Major advantages are as the magnetic field is restricted to the pole surface, the holding force is very high compared to a single magnet and there is no magnetic field on the other side that creates undesirable magnetic influences to surrounding areas. These characteristics create unlimited usability for Pot magnets virtually anywhere.
Depending on the magnetic material, design and required working temperature the different pot magnets are a versatile and reliable trouble free product used for applications such as securing work pieces for welding, cutting drilling etc, and holding or handling inspection equipment, gauges, lamps, doors, antennas and many more. It’s only the imagination that sets the limit for the use of Pot magnets.
- These magnets have only one surface of magnetic attraction. This type of construction prevents further spread of magnetic field. Due to this, other items or machine parts in the vicinity of the pot magnets do not become magnetized.
- These magnets have ability to retain their magnetic force indefinitely.
- The magnetic force of these magnets are only affected by the increased temperature and external magnetic force.
How does a pot magnet differ to a regular magnet?
Magnetism is confined to one face only, where it is concentrated to give the maximum holding force possible for the size of the magnet. They are more resistant to chipping and cracking as they are protected by their steel shell.
These magnets are versatile magnets which are designed for various industrial applications. The popular industries in which these magnets are used are as follows:
- The metal and steel industry
- Tool shops
- Used to position ferrous-magnetic work pieces
- The permanent pot magnets must not be exposed to radioactive radiations for longer duration as it might effect their magnetic strength.
- This can work within permissible temperature. If these magnets are used beyond permissible temperature limit it might again affect their magnetic strength.
Pot magnets can be fabricated into many shapes and types:
Depending on the temperature durability these magnets are of following types:
- ceramic magnets
- alnico magnets
- Samarium Cobalt Pot Magnets
- Other Pot Magnets
Buy Pot Magnets online at Magnosphere
We offer an extensive range of Pot Magnets, from small Pot Magnets lifting 400g up to large Pot Magnets lifting up to 160kg. They exist in a wide range of diameters and heights. We actually offer far more sizes and pull forces across the range than shown on this site – if you cannot see a Pot Magnet of the right size or performance, please contact us for our complete brochure range.
We offer seven types of Pot Magnet plus a Surface Protecting Slide Resist Clamp Magnet
- Pot Magnet with External Threaded Stud / Boss Mounting
- Pot Magnet with Internal Threaded Mounting (Deep Pot)
- Pot Magnet with Countersunk Mounting (Shallow Pot)
- Pot Magnet with Through Hole Mounting
- Pot Magnet with Internal Threaded Stud / Boss Mounting
- Pot Magnet with Threaded Through Hole Mounting
- Limpet Pot Magnet
- Surface Protecting Slide Resist Clamp Magnet
We offer Pot Magnets in a silver (chrome, zinc or nickel) finish, a white paint finish, a red paint finish, black rubber coated finish and ferritic stainless steel finish.
Our Pot Magnets can be used in a variety of applications. For example they can be used in extremely cold applications (in theory towards absolute zero) and in extremely hot conditions (up to +300 degrees C, perhaps up to +350 deg C).
All the Pot Magnet types can be used for ambient temperature indoor applications where moisture content is low or negligible. NdFeB Pot Magnets are best for maximum pull strength with a small size. Ferrite Pot Magnets can be used for corrosion resistance, marine, low cost and higher temperature applications. Alnico Pot Magnets can be used in higher temperature applications and where the pull force needs to change as little as possible with temperature variation. Alnico Pot Magnets can also be used in corrosion resistance applications. SmCo Pot Magnets can be used for extreme temperature applications and marine / corrosion resistance applications.
We offer rubber coated magnets to provide extra friction to minimise slipping across the clamped surface (the total pull force is reduced as an ‘effective air gap’ in introduced between the magnet and the clamping surface). It allows Pot Magnets to clamp more securely to a vertical surface with reduced slip (this compensates for a need to have a much stronger magnet – the force required to create a slip, or shear, on a clamped Pot Magnet is estimated as around 20% the maximum pull although the friction levels impact on this approximation). For note, the pull force values are based upon the Pot Magnet working at maximum magnetic specification clamping onto a much bigger high magnetic permeability mild steel base and the force stated is that required to guarantee removing the Pot Magnet on every occasion. Clamping onto thin sheet could result in a reduced clamping force as the thin ferromagnetic sheet magnetically saturates. Clamping through an ‘effective air gap’ also significantly reduces the pull force. And the temperature characteristics of the magnets also impact on pull force (above ambient temperatures result in reduced pull forces – the amount of reduction depends on the magnet material in the Pot Magnet).
Who supplies high quality Pot Magnets?
Magnosphere produces magnets at great prices, produced and delivered on time for all areas of industry, automotive, aerospace, electronics as well as in the design sector, trade fair construction, offices and for the home.
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