Article From: 10/3/2007 Production Machining
Plastalloy chip collector magnets from the Electrodyne Company capture metal fillings, chips and other ferrous materials which would otherwise damage downstream components. These magnets work in temperatures to 150°C, are oil resistant and are suitable for the extremes of most metalworking applications including cutting fluid recirculation systems. Special pressure-sensitive adhesives are available to hold the magnets in place.
The magnets can be magnetized using various magnetization methods including conventional, two-poles each side, multiple-poles or with custom magnetization patterns to suit many demanding chip collector applications. Lead-free Plastalloy is ROHS and EN71 compliant, making it especially useful for environmentally sensitive applications.
The chip collector magnets can be bent, twisted and flexed without the loss of magnetic energy. It is available in magnet sheets, strips or die-cut shapes, with options including pressure sensitive adhesive, polarity identification, customized formulations and special cutting techniques.