Magnets extend service life of components, Electrodyne says

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Electrodyne says its high-strength Plastalloy magnets can extend the service life of drivetrains, hydraulic lines and metalworking equipment by capturing metal filings, chips and other ferrous materials that otherwise would damage downstream components.

Available in various configurations, the magnets work in temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius, according to the company; they are oil-resistant and suitable for the extremes of automotive applications, as well as for off-road vehicles, hydraulic lines, metalworking applications and fluid recirculation systems.

Plastalloy is designed to be magnetized using various methods, including conventional, two poles each side, multiple poles or with custom magnetization patterns. Lead-free Plastalloy is ROHS- and EN71-compliant, making it suitable for environmentally sensitive applications, Electrodyne says; special pressure-sensitive adhesives are available to hold the magnets in place.

According to the company, unbreakable Plastalloy 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.

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