In keeping with its motto, 'Finding ways with Magnets', Serpent and Dove is releasing a new and revolutionary range of rubber-encapsulated magnetic clamping devices called Magro-Pads in Australia.
Although totally rubber encased, the new magnets are unlike magnetic rubber in that they have a series of North/South neodymium (rare earth) magnet elements on a steel back bar so that they produce exceptional clamping strength at the working face.
The total rubber encasing protects clamped surfaces from damage and also provides additional friction resistance to forces in a shear or slide direction. A 100 x 75 x 11 mm thick Magro-Pad, 10 mm thick provides 16 Kgs of grip on ½ mm steel and better than 46 Kgs on 3 mm steel.
Magro-Pad can be supplied in a number of standard shapes and sizes with threaded holes or mounting studs or can be custom made and coloured if required. Magro-Pads provide an attractive alternative to conventional Pot Magnets – especially where surface protection is important.
Typical applications include antenna bases, clamping for signage, instruments, safety flags and lighting.