Chips stick to magnets in harshest environments

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Plastalloy chip collector magnets from Electrodyne are designed to capture metal filings, chips and other ferrous materials that otherwise would damage downstream components. The company says the magnets work in temperatures to 150 degrees Celsius, are oil-resistant and are suitable for the extremes of most automotive applications, including exposure under the hood, inside the engine, transmission and differential, as well as cutting fluid and hydraulic fluid recirculation systems.

Plastalloy can be magnetized using various magnetization methods, including conventional, two-poles each side, multiple-pole or with custom magnetization patterns to suit many demanding chip collector applications. Lead-free Plastalloy is ROHS and EN71 compliant, according to the company, making it ideal for environmentally sensitive applications. Electrodyne says Plastalloy can be bent, twisted and flexed without the loss of magnetic energy, and is available in magnet sheets, strips or die-cut shapes, with options including pressure-sensitive adhesive, polarity identification, customized formulations and special cutting techniques.

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