Alnico magnets have mostly been replaced by stronger rare earth magnets in today’s market. This, however, does not mean that we do not have alnico magnets in common products. You will find alnico in sensors, relays, guitar pickups, and other items. Alnico magnets play a vital role in all lifting magnets and permanent electro-magnetic chucks. These are permanent magnets that are primarily made of a combination of cobalt, aluminium and nickel, but can also be made of copper, titanium and iron. Alnico magnets are available in either anisotropic and isotropic versions. The isotropic kind can be magnetized in any direction while the anisotropic type can only be magnetized in pre-determined directions and have a higher magnetic force. Generally, alnico magnets are stronger than ceramic magnets and are electrically conductive unlike ceramic magnets. They are also brittle and can perform while red hot. However, the alnico magnets are easily demagnetized unlike rare earth magnets and ceramic magnets. Let MRO Supply be your single source convenience for all industrial products including supplies, tools and equipment. We strive to the leading supplier of high quality tools, supplies and equipment to offer our customers lasting solutions sourced from the best manufacturers in the industrial arena. Talk to us today to keep your manufacturing plant up and running.