Posted on 16th July 2020 in the categories: Magnetics

Top Uses For Neodymium Magnets

Top uses for neodymium magnets

Neodymium magnets (NdFeB) are one of the strongest types of magnet available, with a (BH)max much larger than that of SmCo magnets. Neodymium magnets have excellent properties, therefore they are often the magnet of choice for many applications across wide ranging industries. We’ve taken a look into the top uses of Neodymium magnets.

1.Magnetic Resonance Imaging System (MRI)

MRI machines are cutting-edge medical imaging diagnostic equipment, which can be used to obtain images of any part of the human body. Typically, MRI’s are used to diagnose:

  • Cancer
  • Tumour
  • Cerebrovascular
  • Nervous system diseases


Magnetotherapy is a method that uses artificial magnetic fields to apply to human pressure points to treat certain diseases and/or conditions. Magnotherapy is commonly used to treat:

  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Facial muscle spasm
  • Sprains
  • Cervical spondylosis

3.Audio Equipment

The speaker is one of the most important components in any audio equipment, converting the electrical signal into the acoustic signal. Despite being a small component in the speaker, neodymium magnets are the most critical component in the application.

4.Lifting Large Loads

Magnetic cranes act as a lifting device to lift objects by magnetic force. These magnetic cranes have strong lifting capacities and are therefore commonly used for handling:

  • Steel plates
  • Iron blocks
  • Cylindrical steel materials, such as mechanical parts, and various steel materials

5.Permanent Magnet Motors

Permanent magnet motors are used across many industries, they are highly desirable because of they are cost efficient, lightweight, small in size, and high in power. Permanent magnet motors are widely used in:

  • Electric bicycle motors
  • Computer-driven motors
  • Elevator traction machine motors
  • Refrigerator and air-conditioning motors
  • Wind-driven motors
  • Automobile-driven motors

6.Magnetic Separation Technology

Magnetic separation is the process of using magnetism to separate ferromagnetic substances from non-ferromagnetic substances. Magnetic separation is often used in:

  • Beneficiation
  • Coal preparation
  • Raw material treatment
  • Water treatment
  • Garbage treatment
  • Medical industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Food industry

7.Microwave Communication Technology

Neodymium magnets are widely used in microwave communication technologies such as:

  • Radar technology
  • Satellite communications
  • Remote telemetry
  • Electronic tracking
  • Electronic countermeasures

8.Magnetisation Technology

Magnetisation technology refers to the use of a magnetic field to either:

  • Magnetise a substance
  • Change the bonding state and nature of the substance being magnetised
  • Change the state of atoms and electrons
  • Promote the chemical reaction of the substance and the combustion of the fuel
  • Change the crystal form or freezing point of the substance

Goudsmit UK

High performance magnets from Goudsmit UK are used daily in hundreds of industrial applications worldwide. All magnetic products manufactured by Goudsmit UK also meet or exceed ISO 9001, AS 9120B and IATF 16949 quality standards.

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