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Cylindrical magnets are sometimes also referred to as ‘Rod’ or ‘Tube’ Magnets. Cylinder magnets have much bigger height or length dimensions compared to a disc magnet, which means there is more magnetic material between the two flat poles at each end. Because of this, they are able to produce more magnetic power than disc magnets.

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The cylinder shape is important to the operation of many simple devices where the cylinder magnet is used to hold two surfaces together or to detect metal that falls within its field range. Cylinder magnets are the ideal shape to fit into pre-drilled holes in surfaces made from timber, acrylics and other materials where the magnet can be used to do anything from magnetically hanging signage to securing the lid of storage spaces. High energy output and concentrated magnetic fields from narrow, small diameter poles also make the cylinder-shaped magnet a great detecting or sensing tool that is often incorporated into alarms and industrial equipment warning systems. The elongated shape of cylinder magnets is also easier to grasp by hand which can make it a useful accessory for magnetic whiteboards or for temporary hanging of diagrams and documents. 

Cylinder shaped permanent magnets are available in both Ceramic or Rare Earth form and should be selected based on their strength, intended use or the particular magnetic properties required for your application. Neodymium is by far the strongest of magnetic materials but others may have higher temperature tolerance or offer better corrosion resistance. The AMF catalogue contains a huge range of Cylinder magnets that vary in size, material and magnetic grade, ensuring that finding the right magnet for your needs is a quick and simple process.  

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The Pull Force listed for each magnet is based on lifting 10mm thick steel from a horizontal surface. Magnets on a vertical surface (of 10mm thick steel) are generally able to hold around only 30% of the pull force listed in the product description. This is due to the effects of gravity and the lack of friction between the surface and the shiny magnet. Read More