Electromagnets Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of electromagnet manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top electromagnet manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find electromagnet companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture electromagnets to your companies specifications. Then contact the electromagnet companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of iron core solenoid magnets, electromagnetic coils, solenoid electromagnetic magnets, or customized electromagnets of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Rochester, NY

    Founded in 1895, Arnold Magnetic Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of high performance permanent magnets, electromagnetics, magnetic assemblies, and precision thin metals. Arnold’s magnets, metals, and systems are used in high-efficiency electric motors and generators, sensors, batteries, and more. A US-based corporation with several ITAR locations complying with DFAR throughout their supply chain, and certified to SAE AS9100D and ISO9001:2015.

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  • Garland, TX

    CMS Magnetics excels as a leading magnet supplier, offering a vast array of high-quality neodymium, hard ferrite, SmCo, and AlNiCo magnets. We also provide diverse magnetic assemblies like pot magnets, channel magnets, and magnetic lifters, tailored for various applications. Our commitment to excellence is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and a money-back promise. We accept custom orders across all magnetic materials, ensuring precise fulfillment of your needs.

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  • Erie, PA

    Since 1942, Eriez has been specializing in separation technology for a variety of industries. Eriez designs, develops, and manufactures magnets and related products. Eriez has 8 locations addition to their headquarters in Pennsylvania, making it convenient to ship their products all over the world. With proper care, Eriez magnet products can last a lifetime and not lose strength. Eriez offers many magnet products and stocks popular quick ship products as well for immediate needs. Call Eriez today for more information!

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  • West Chester, OH

    At TyTek Industries, we are experts in manufacturing magnetic components. Our magnetics catalog include magnetic assembly, alnico magnets, rare earth magnets, and many more. It is our team’s mission to always draw on our strengths and experience to ensure the very best service and quality for our customers. For more information, visit our website or call today!

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An electromagnet is a type of magnet composed of a battery and iron wire that uses electric current to generate a magnetic field. The magnetic field is generated when the electric current passes through a wire, and the field dissipates when the current stops. The primary function of electromagnets is to lift metallic objects as well as being utilized in the design of many different machines and electronic systems.

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Applications of Electromagnets

An electromagnet differs from any other magnet because its magnetic field is created from the flow of electrical current. In order for the magnet to work properly, the current must be turned on. When turned off, the magnetic field will diminish. These magnets are used in various applications, including automotives, junk yards, electronics, circuit breakers, and many more. Scientific laboratories, manufacturing plants that handle scrap metal, the automotive industry, and appliance and electronic manufacturers all benefit from the use of electromagnets. In addition, they are part of the design of electric motors, generators, doorbells, circuit breakers, TVs, speakers, and read and write heads for hard disks and tape drives. In the automotive industry, electromagnets are used to manufacture brakes and clutches in vehicles. In factories and plants, electromagnets are used to lift and suspend scrap metal and other heavy metallic objects like billets, steel plates, bars, and forgings. In many of these applications, a permanent magnet can be used instead of an electromagnet; however, electromagnets offer the advantage of being able to manipulate the magnetic field over a wide range at a rapid pace.

Electromagnet Design

There are a couple main components that are utilized in the formation of electromagnets: a battery and an iron wire. This wire is often formed into a coil and can be formed into various shapes, including that of a helix, making it a solenoid coil, and that of a donut-shape, making it a toroid coil. In addition, the material of iron is used as the wire component in electromagnets because it belongs to a small group of metals that exhibit ferromagnetic properties and generates a magnetic field when exposed to an electrical current. The magnetism only exists when current is flowing from the battery. This type of soft iron core is also referred to as a ferromagnetic core and offers extremely high magnetic permeability.

How Electromagnets Work

A simple electromagnet can be easily made by wrapping some insulated copper wire around an iron foundation and attaching a battery to the wire to create the electric current. When the wire is connected to the battery, the iron will become magnetized. When disconnected, it will lose its magnetism. This is an easy example of how electromagnets work, but every electromagnet works the same way no matter how big or small the scale of the magnet is. These magnets are often used in junk yards that receive old cars that need to be crushed. Most of the cars do not work anymore, and they cannot be driven to be moved. In order to move them, a crane is used with an electromagnetic head. The circuit is turned off until the crane head is hovering over the car it wants to pick up. When the electric current is turned on, the car immediately attaches to the head of the crane through magnetic force. While attached, the crane moves the car to where it needs to go, and the electric current is turned off to release it to its destination. These magnets are very convenient because the magnetic field can be controlled. The only downside is that electric energy is needed to create the magnetic field.

Types of Electromagnets

There are two main types of electromagnets: flat-fraud and parallel-pole. Flat-fraud is mainly used when the magnet is able to attach itself to a smooth, flat piece of metal. Parallel-pole electromagnets have two poles spaced far apart from each other that allow the magnetic field to have a greater reach. These are used when the metallic object is of an irregular shape and only comes in partial contact with the magnet surface.

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EnGage Your Vision, and Your Options

  Magnum Magnetics® introduces DigiMaxx® EnGage™ an easy to install printable magnetic receptive media that is an ideal solution for changing messages in a demanding ever changing retail environment. Print directly to EnGage magnetic receptive media and stick to a preprinted magnetic base for price, message, or image changes. Popular applications inculde wall and fixture graphics, retail POP & POS graphics, menu boards & directories and interior design. EnGage media is engineered with an optimized surface for superior print quality and a neutral white point. EnGage offers an impressive array... Read More About This

Eriez 5-Star Service Can Save ‘Thousands of Dollars’

By opting to have their suspended electromagnets rebuilt by Eriez 5-Star Service rather than investing in new equipment, customers can save thousands of dollars. The Eriez 5-Star Service team restores suspended electromagnets to “as new” condition and provides a one year warranty on repairs and a five year warranty on coils. The Eriez 5-Star Service team restores suspended electromagnets to “as new” condition and provides a one-year warranty on repairs and a five year warranty on coils.   When suspended electromagnets arrive at the 5-Star Service Center in Erie,... Read More About This

Magnetic materials reinvent technologies for treating hearing loss

September 09, 2014 Magnetic materials are changing how researchers study hearing loss and helping to make the solutions used to treat these life-changing problems. A new hearing transplant device made with magnets is allowing patients with partial hearing to hear on both sides using a a "bionic ear," Pennsylvania newspaper Erie Times-News reported. The device, which is called the BAHA Attract system, or bone-anchored hearing aid, features two magnets. One is located in the sound processor of the hearing implant and the other is implanted under the skin of the patient.  ... Read More About This

Magnetic materials help advance computer chip efficiency, memory

August 22, 2014 With the high-speed tech world racing toward more efficient technologies, powerful magnets and magnetic materials are helping scientists develop devices that could drastically reduce energy consumption. While computer chips are typically powered with the help of transistors, tiny magnets could replace transistors and even eventually silicon in these devices, New Scientist reported. Nanomagnets could change computer chip designs as magnets can flip poles like transistors, but consume lower energy levels. Irina Eichwald of Germany's Technical University of Munich served... Read More About This