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Samarium Cobalt Magnets.
At Sekao Engineering, we know that there are many types of magnets. Each is perfect for different functions. This is why we stock a range of samarium cobalt magnets (SmCo). They are one of the rare earth permanent magnets available today (the other being neodymium magnets. Although not as strong as neodymium, samarium cobalt magnets can handle differing temperatures better. So, we make sure to keep them in stock at Sekao.
Samarium cobalt came before neodymium
Samarium cobalt was first available in the 1970s, which is why they are still popular today. Especially because their alloy composition usually means they are do not corrode easily. Also, most commercial magnets are anisotropic, so they have a preferred direction of magnetization. But this is often not an issue when using a samarium cobalt magnet. This is perfect for many industrial uses.
They can maintain their magnetisation in extreme temperatures, both high and low. So, you can use samarium cobalt magnets in cryogenics and in mechanical and automotive processes that generate high heat levels. The resistance to corrosion makes them ideal of marine and medical applications too.
Rare earth magnets like samarium-cobalt are extraordinarily useful so many different ways. But, as with other rare earth magnets, they can become brittle. So, you need to handle them with care, being careful of how pressure is applied to them.
Buying, Delivery and Discounts
Sekao Engineering wants to make sure you get your magnets wherever you are in Australia. Not only will you get the best prices, whether you order through our website, on the phone, or at the store in Brisbane. The savings and convenience do not end there. Sekao has no minimum order requirements. And we offer discounts for bulk purchases of ten or more magnets.
Can’t find the magnets you need? Or not sure what type, size or shape magnet would be best you’re your needs? We’ve got years of experience in engineering, dealing with all sorts of magnets in so many different applications. Give us a call or stop by the store – we’d love to help you find what you need!