Combination of Two Magnets, Each Weighing 1200 kg

The title can make you feel like dear, come on. Indeed, weighing 1200kg each, it is almost impossible to put two magnets together. When it comes to Neodymium, which is the strongest magnet ever known, working with such magnets is both dangerous and very close to impossible.

In this article, we would like to share with you the experiment carried out by a manufacturer company. Before we explain what has been done, we need to underline that it is extremely dangerous and should not be tried.

Before working with two Neodymium magnets, each 6×2 in size, weighing 1200kg, the authorities worked on how to combine two such magnets in a controlled manner for a long time.

We know that neodymium magnets are extremely fragile. Regardless of their size, all Neodymium magnets have close fragility sensitivity. To take action on this situation, the authorities planned a number of preparations.

Will Plastic Wedges Work?

In previous magnet assembly attempts, the authorities, who used wedges made of hard wood, decided that such wedges would not be sufficient for large magnets and preferred to use plastic wedges. Plastic wedges are designed to not deteriorate when placed on a tree. But the real problem was that the plastic wedges had to be forced to get stuck between the magnets.

A rectangular plastic wedge was placed in the middle, with a hole in the middle that was the size of the magnets. A magnet was placed in the hole with the south pole facing up. Gaussmeter was used to determine the poles of the magnets. Indicating the result appearing on the gaussmeter screen with a – sign indicates that the measured side is the south pole. Then the heavy wedge was placed on the wedge standing on the ground. We can say that it looks like a slide so that you can better understand the heavy wedge and visualize it.

Polarity was checked twice, and a low magnetic field was measured on the wedges. The measurement obtained was not at a level to threaten security. However, the authorities preferred to fix the wedges with straps to increase the level of safety. Then the second large magnet was placed on the chock with the south pole facing upwards and adjusted to the middle of the magnet at the bottom.

As soon as both magnets line up, a sound is heard that the magnet at the bottom is off the ground. Both magnets are fixed on the chock.

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