Ceramic magnets – members of a distinguished family
In today’s technological Renaissance era scientist and academic researchers are in a never ending voyage to better our lives with the use of technological means. Aside from the more familiar technological progresses, not many know that a lot of devices we use almost every day contains a certain form of a magnet.
Magnets are not only the metal-like bodies that come in various shapes that help us hang memos on the fridge or help our youngsters study physics and chemistry in high school. There is a whole different territory that magnets cover. Man has succeeded in comprising chemical magnets inside a lab, from chemical substances and a production process that involves a great pressure and sintering.
These are called ferrite magnets – one of the most common forms in use is the ceramic magnets. Like the entire magnets’ distinguished family, these are made of chemicals like iron oxide, barium or strontium carbonate and are thus available at a lower cost in regards to other permanent magnets. Industries of all sorts use these magnets in their products.
Ceramic magnets- strength and reliability
There is a very good reason for the widely common use of these magnets in the industry. They are strong. Extremely strong. The word ‘strong’ automatically plants the sense of safety and long term relationship in our minds.
We can count on the ceramic magnets to work day after day without giving in to the aging and wear-and-tear natural processes that do affect others. In fact, these magnets are so strong that the only way to grind them (if needed of course) is using diamond wheels. And when it comes to diamonds, we can be sure this is some series stuff we’re dealing with here.
From that we can understand that the environment cannot harm them either. They don’t even require a protecting coat of some sort in order to avoid weather damages. The strength and reliability also come to live when we are facing the manufacturing process.
Depends on the requirements of the device or equipment we desire to integrate with the ceramic magnets, we can choose the direction of the magnetization (for example, even magnetization in all directions counts as Ceramic 1 grade) and choose the level of energy contained in them (the highest energy level is contained in anisotropic ceramic magnets which are defined as Ceramic 5-8 grades).
Ceramic magnets might surprise you
With all the aforementioned great advantages, both economical and physical, it’s no wonder that the ceramic magnets are a part of many devices for the home, the office, the motor and aeronautics fields and more.
Keep your heads up; they will most likely surprise you.