Ferrite Block Magnet - 150mm x 100mm x 25.4mm

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Product Code 12010
Pull Force* 15.3 kg
Weight 1.81 kg
Style Ferrite block magnet
Grade Y30BH
Gauss 1966
Direction of Magnetisation Axially magnetised
Dimensions Width: 100mm
Height: 25.4mm
Length: 150mm

*Measured against up to 10mm mild steel.

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Magnet Dimensions

Magnetic Product Description:

This ferrite block magnet has a 150mm length, a 100mm width and a height of 25.4mm. This ferrite magnet has a magnetic flux reading of 1966 Gauss and a pull force of  15.3 kg. It is identified by the AMF magnet part number 12010.

Uses for our ferrite block magnets:

Travel by rail remains a popular and viable form of transport for people and all types of cargo, especially minerals and grains. Magnets of all kinds have played important functions in rail transport since the advent of the first locomotives in the nineteenth century. Magnets housed in wheel, brake and axle assemblies are used to regulate moving parts and deliver a smoother expression of mechanical power.

Magnets housed in rolling stock suspension systems and carriage linkages help moderate the forces and gyrations carriages travelling at speed are able to generate. Custom built machines, travelling on the same rails as the rolling stock are necessary for the cleaning, maintenance and repair of thousands of miles of track.

Some of these maintenance locomotives house powerful ferrite block magnets like these 150mm long, 100mm wide and 25mm in height, in order to attract, capture and secure some of the most dangerous forms of debris on rail tracks, large metal fragments.

These ferrite block magnets weigh only 1.8kg yet have a reliable brute pull force of 15.3 kg. Rail engineers and rail maintenance workers rely on the known pull force of these and other magnets as a reliable method to remove potential hazards from thousands of miles of rail tracks at the first pass. Derailments constitute a catastrophe, if not of loss of tragic loss of life, then of huge financial losses.

For most jobs, being sure of a work method or scope of works is good enough. For rail engineers and rail maintenance workers being sure is not enough. They have to know. With the help of ferrite block magnets plucking fragments of metal from the proximity of rail tracks across the country, they know.

Our large ferrite block magnets are often used in sweeping and separation applications. Any machining of ferrite blocks must be done with a diamond wheel, ideally before magnetisation, as they are hard and brittle.

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