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Choosing the Correct Cup & Base Magnetic Assembly

The magnetic cup and base assembly is a simple, but very useful, magnetic assembly.  The magnetic base allows for it to be attached to most ferrous surfaces, while the steel cup allows for several different attachment possibilities. In addition, this combination of magnetic base and steel cup forms a magnetic circuit, which actually increases the overall holding force of the magnetic material.  The simplest configuration is our DMC series, which is a magnetic base with a hole through the center of the assembly.  However, other stock attachment configurations are possible, which allows for great flexibility and fit for a variety of potential applications. In addition to our basic DMC Series Steel Cup & Magnetic Base Assemblies, we now offer Counter Sink, Counter Bore, Threaded Post, Tapped Post, and Closed Loop Hook Cup & Base Assemblies.

The list below contains a brief description of each different type, along with a link to each product page for further information and stock sizing availability.

Types of Magnetic Assemblies Available:

  • steel cup magnet assemblySteel Cup Magnetic Bases (DMC Series) – This is the basic / standard cup & base assembly, consisting of a steel cup and either a neodymium or ceramic magnet base.  A hole through the center of the assembly allows for a variety of attachment possibilities.

  • counter sink cup magnet assemblyCounter Sink Magnetic Cup Assemblies – This magnetic assembly consists of a steel cup and a neodymium magnet base containing a countersunk, or cone-shaped, hole.  This hole shape allows for the tapered head of a screw to fit flush when inserted through the magnet assembly.

  • counter bore cup magnet assemblyCounter Bore Magnetic Cup Assemblies – This magnetic assembly consists of a steel cup and a neodymium magnet base containing a counter-bored, or flat-bottomed hole.  This hole shape allows for a flat-headed screw or bolt to fit flush when inserted through the magnet assembly.

  • threaded post cup magnet assemblyThreaded Post Magnetic Cup Assemblies – This magnetic assembly consists of a steel cup with an attached threaded post and a neodymium magnet base. The threaded post or stud allows for a variety of attachment possibilities, including either screw-in or bolt-on connections.

  • tapped post cup magnet assemblyTapped Post Magnetic Cup Assemblies – This magnetic assembly consists of a steel cup with an attached tapped post containing internal screw threads and a neodymium magnet base. The tapped post or stud allows for a variety of attachment possibilities, including various screw-in connections.

  • closed look hook cup magnet assemblyClosed Loop Hook Magnetic Cup Assemblies – This magnetic assembly consists of a steel cup with an attached closed-loop hook and a neodymium magnet base. The general-purpose nature of the closed-loop hook allows for a wide variety of attachment and holding possibilities.

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