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3 magnetic technologies - Advatages vs Disadvatages

Magnetic TechnologyAdvantagesDisadvantages
ElectromagneticStrong and deep magnetic field, adjustable magnetic force with use of a potentiometer, easy to turn on and off, great option for junk yard magnets and certain surface grinding applicationsHigh power consumption, requires a constant power source, can generate heat during use, potential for electromagnetic interference
ElectropermanentStrong and powerful holding force, does not require a continuous electrical source, does not generate heat, adjustable magnetic force via remote control, easy to turn on and off, great option for all workholding and many lifting applicationsCan be more expensive than some electromagnetic systems and regular permanent magnets
PermanentNo power source required, lower cost, low maintenance, no risk of electromagnetic interference, long-lasting magnetic forceFixed magnetic force, may not be strong enough for some applications, may not be suitable for all workpiece shapes and sizes, difficult to turn on and off

Keep in mind that the suitability of each magnetic technology will depend on the specific application and requirements of the magnetic chuck or lifting magnet. Speak to a Braillon representative today for more details. 


industries we serve

Tool and Die / Mold Making

Steel Manufacturing & Processing

Mining & Recycling

Automotive & Aerospace

Rail Manufacturing

We have 100 years of
experience in this field

Since 1921, Braillon Magnetics, has been a magnet manufacturer and innovator of magnetic systems for the industry. It all started with a small job shop located in the French Alps. Today, we have representation all around the globe, including Chicago Illinois.

great technicians

Quality Engineering


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Great Services AND PRODUCTS

Technical Repairs

We offer testing and repair services for Magnetic chucks, Lifting Magnets, Control units, and more...


Replace or upgrade any control unit for your magnetic chucks or lifting magnets. 110V to 480V options.


Contact us to assist with the install of your new or used magnetic chucks and lifting magnets.

Why choose Us


Of course, we have off-the-shelf products for your magnetic lifting needs and magnetic workholding. But where we really shine is our custom applications. Not all magnets will fit your specific application needs. So, we make it our business to make sure you have the right magnet for the job at hand. From automation to 5 axis machining, we have you covered. We will customize our products for you.

5 Axis Machining with magnetic chuck

HOW can we help

Reach out to us today. We would love to hear from you and any projects you may have. We are here to help. We have dedicated engineers that can assist you in making the right decision for your magnetic applications. Workholding, Lifting Magnets, Demagnetizers, Quick Mold Change Systems, and more…