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    Discussion in 'Manufacturers of mechanical parts' started by jamesbeale, Sep 28, 2010.

    1. jamesbeale

      jamesbeale Member

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      Hey,

      I've got a personal project I'm working on and I need a couple of electromagnets. Can anyone recommend a cheap UK supplier that deals with low volume? Strength of the magnet isn't an issue at the moment - I just want to prove a few principles to myself. Small and cheap would be preferable.

      Thanks for any help.
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Hi! I don't know of an electromagnet supplier personally, but RS or Farnell might be a good starting point. I had a quick look on Farnell for electromagnets and they have a decent choice with datasheets available etc.
       
    4. jamesbeale

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      Thanks Gareth - I've never heard of Farnell before but it seems they have the best selection I've seen so far! Although I hadn't expected the magnets to cost that much, maybe I only need one...
       
    5. Parrleu

      Parrleu Well-Known Member

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      Hi Jamesbeale,

      For a personal project, it can be pretty cost effective to make your own. All you need is iron, copper wire and a setup for sending current through it. Wrap the iron piece in the copper wire in a coil (looser for weaker magnet, tighter - more turns- for stronger magnet), send electricity through it and voila!

      Best of luck,
      Heather and Joe
       
    6. CarolRobles

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      What kind of machinery we can use for making it ?can we chose compact hydraulic power units for the entire process??
       

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