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Magnet Pull Strengths
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18th of April, 2012

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Magnets are a difficult product to understand; the true measurement of a magnet is its "Gauss" reading... but who understands that!?

For ease of use, the measurement "Pull Strength" is used instead by Aussie Magnets as a way of demonstrating the relative power between individual magnets.

It is not a measurement of what the magnet will lift or hold!

It is the mathematically calculated force required to remove the magnet from 3mm mild steel.


What it means!

The strength attained from a magnet depends entirely on the iron content of the object or surface it is being attached to.

Put simply, our "Pull Strength" means the strength required to remove the magnet from 3mm mild steel.

We have used tests and mathematical calculations to make this approximation, though the actual strength may differ in "real-life" applications and operating environments.


What it does NOT mean!

It is not a measurement of what the magnet will lift or hold.

Therefore, "Pull Strength" is not a measurement you should rely on in determining the suitability of a magnet for a specific application.

The strength attained from a magnet depends entirely on the iron content of the object or surface it is being attached to. The strength you achieve in your application will always be higher or lower than the "Pull Strength" rating we assign a magnet! It is affected by a number of factors.


Example:


  A magnet has a "Pull Strength" listing of 7.8kg.

  This means it would take 7.8kg of force to remove the magnet from 3mm thick mild steel.

  It doesn't mean you will be able to lift or hold 7.8kg on your application.
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