FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Which magnets are suitable for collecting iron pieces?

Collecting metallic objects

You want to pick up nails, needles or other dangerous metal objects from the floor, so no humans or animals get hurt?
A good solution is to equip a broom with strong magnets and search the ground with it. We recommend using flat block magnets or strong disc magnets:
If you don't have time to equip your broom with magnets, you can use a simpler method. Just put a strong magnet into a sturdy plastic bag to collect nails or screws. When you are done, just turn the bag inside out and remove the magnet. This practical solution is explained in more detail in the application "Nail collector".
In our online shop, you can also find different magnet collectors and a larger magnet pick-up tool:

Collecting fine iron particles

Magnet with iron filings
Magnet with iron filings
Many industrial companies want to prevent iron particles from the production facility end up in their products. There are specialised businesses that offer magnet systems for sorting out iron particles. We do not carry such products.
But you can try the following: Attach several block magnets, e.g. Q-15-15-08-N (for small facilities) or even Q-40-20-10-N (for large facilities), next to each other on a board and place that board close to your production facility. These are very strong magnets that may interfere with your facility (induction or eddy currents). We recommend doing some tests first.
If you want to collect iron particles in your free time, this customer application provides good instructions and a fascinating video: Collecting iron powder on the beach.
By the way: This application illustrates how you can separate iron filing from magnets.