Ferrite magnets are sintered permanent magnets that are stronger in weight than steel or alnico equivalents. These magnets have good resistance to demagnetization and are popular for their affordable prices. Ferrite magnets can also be easily magnetized in a variety of formats. Since they are available at low cost, ferrite magnets are widely used in a range of applications, from motors and loudspeakers to toys and crafts. In fact, they are the most commonly used permanent magnets in use today.
However, like all ceramics, ferrite magnets are quite hard and brittle, and can break easily if dropped onto a hard surface. They are also prone to cracking when the application involves impact or flexing. Therefore, ferrite magnets should not be used as a structural element in a design. As with most ceramics, they shouldn't be exposed to heating or cooling rates greater than 200°F per hour.
Jobmaster Magnets has the largest inventory of all kinds of magnets, including ferrite magnets. Whatever your electromechanical applications, you'll be sure to find a magnet to meet your requirements. You can find detailed product specifications on various ferrite magnets available in blocks, discs and rings in our online catalogue. In case, you don't immediately see the magnet you need, you can contact us to order custom magnets. We have the necessary equipment and know-how to carry out custom engineering and manufacturing.
If you are not sure what kind of ferrite magnet would be best suited for your application, please call our customer service operators at 1-866-526-7164. After thoroughly understanding your needs and requirements, they will be able to suggest an appropriate ferrite magnet for you.