Category: Miscellaneous

The Differences Between Permanent and Electromagnets

Electromagnets vs Permanent Magnets

Are you tired of relying on manpower to pick up extremely heavy ferrous metals? Lifting magnets can really come in handy for those who work in an industry that requires them to lift metals on a regular basis. They can cut down on the amount of time you have to spend doing it and allow… Read more »

How Magnetic Brooms Protect Your Business From Tramp Metals

Magnetic Brooms for Tramp Metals

If you’re in the middle of a mining project, tramp metal can cause big problems for you. Tramp metal is any metallic scrap that’s able to work its way onto a conveyor while mining is taking place. Some common examples of tramp metal include bore crown, chains, bucket teeth, bar scrap, and even tools. You… Read more »

Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Metals

Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Metals

There are many differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The biggest difference is that ferrous metals have iron in them while non-ferrous metals do not. Another difference is that non-ferrous metals have been around a lot longer than ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals first showed up on the scene around 5,000 BC, about 3,800 years before… Read more »

Which Metals Are Most Valuable for Recycling?

Recycling Metals

There are more than 200 billion pounds of scrap metal that make their way through U.S. recycling facilities each year. Some of those types of scrap metal are more valuable than others. If you’re seeking to make a little extra money through metal recycling, you should look out for the scrap metals that will yield… Read more »

Could This Be The Future of Rare-Earth Magnets?

Science is pretty amazing. Take, for example, a recent development whereas researchers at the Tohoku University in Japan did something amazing: they built an artificial, rare-earth magnet in just ten days. Their magnetic object is a rare-earth free FeNi magnet with high levels of iron and nickel– magnet material that is otherwise typically found in… Read more »

Four Ways IPES International Can Make Your Industrial Business More Efficient

Anyone who’s ever worked in the industrial sector knows the importance of efficiency. At its core, efficiency is all about conserving the valuable resources you have. These resources are often in human form, but other times they are inanimate objects, like supplies and equipment. Some resources are intangible and more difficult to measure.  To demonstrate… Read more »

Remarkable Facts about Magnets

Even though we design some of the world’s best industrial magnet supplies, it’s easy to overlook just how amazing magnets are in the first place. Show a child a magnet for the first time and you’ll see a fascinated look on their face. While we may have grown used to the power of magnets, most… Read more »