Magnetic Product Description:
This alnico Horseshoe Magnet has a height of 75mm, a width of 38mm, and a depth of 9mm. It has a maximum temperature of 500⁰. Our horseshoe magnet is identified by the AMF magnets part number 49011.
Uses for our Alnico Horseshoe Magnets:
Engaged in centres of learning across the educational spectrum, across the world, alnico horseshoe magnets are often the first magnet most of us see in the classroom and certainly the first to enter into popular imagination.
Beloved of cartoonists the world over, the distinctive shape of horse shoe magnets have made them instantly recognizable. Cartoonists need to communicate very simply. As soon as a cartoon character wraps their hands or paws around one of these things everyone knows why.
The depicted characters are attempting, often unsuccessfully, to acquire by stealth, or by brute magnetic pull force, something that does not belong to them, and would not otherwise be available to them.
By the time children are introduced to these often brightly painted magnets in the first years of school, they would be at least vaguely aware of what these magnets are capable of. No number of cartoon characters however, can prepare a child for their first real life encounter with the humble looking magnet.
Possessing the ability to push or pull objects from a distance via an invisible force defies simple explanation. Watching ordered, sophisticated and complex patterns of iron particles configure and reconfigure in perfect synchronicity under the spell of a ruling horseshoe magnet must seem like a power from another realm.
Young minds are capable of being delighted, surprised in a joyous manner. Who knows which great lovers of life were first inspired by this simple introduction to the power, the beauty, and the joy of magnets?
Our horseshoe magnets are very popular with schools and science departments and are used to demonstrate magnetic fields and properties.