In the previous installments of this series we touched on the difference and qualities of our ceramic and alnico magnets. This time we will be discussing samarium-cobalt magnets as well as their uses and applications.
These magnets are made up of samarium, cobalt, and iron. Unlike alnico magnets these magnets do not have all of their components in their name, and iron is left out. These magnets are extremely strong when compared for their size, this makes them good for products that need small but strong magnets. Their energy output is higher than alnico by 3 times and out does ferrite by at least 5 times. They are extremely corrosion resistant, which makes them ideal for tougher environments. With a heat durability of up to 350 degrees Celsius, which is 662 degrees Fahrenheit, they are designed to endure. However, despite their high temperature endurance and resistance to corrosion, they are brittle. This means that they cannot be used in applications that are subject to sudden or extreme force. These magnets can be used in traveling wave tubes, computer rigid disc drives, and sensors to name a few! Like all of our magnets Samarium-Cobalt, or SmCo, are available for customization.
Since there are so many different types of magnets that we offer, it is crucial to review them to make sure you get the perfect fit for your business! For more information on our other types of magnets check out our blog series or our magnet page. We specialize in not only wholesale magnets, industrial magnets, magnetic fabrication but also in prevision magnets and custom parts! We also offer a large variety of magnetic products such as our magnetic sweeper. Check out our website to find exactly what you need whether it be magnet, magnet product, custom quote, or industrial service!