Meank Magnetics has more than 10 years experience in magnetic industry, specializing in producing custom magnets and magnetic assemblies for highly technical applications. With advanced equipment and excellent talents, always provide ideal magnetic solutions and deliver high quality products for customers from all over the world.
The global clients we've built as custom magnet producer also means we are good at shipping magnetic materials and magnet systems by air. Below, you’ll find detailed information about the necessary packaging requirements for shipping magnets by air, including restrictions, classification, packing and safety regulations for international shipments.
In order to ship magnets by air:
For air shipment purposes, magnets are considered "dangerous goods". As such, the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) must be followed.
Flux measurements of all packages containing magnets must measure less than 0.00525 gauss 15' from the package. If flux measurements are less than 0.002 gauss when measured 7' from the package, the package is not considered to contain magnetic material, and hence is not classified as Dangerous Goods. However, unless the package is extremely secure and there is no chance that the contents will shift or that shielding will be damaged in transit, it is safer to proceed as though the package falls under the DGR.
Packages containing magnetic materials must be clearly identified according to Packing Instructions 902. This calls for a "Magnetized Material" label to be affixed, and for a Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods to be provided to the carrier.
Personnel responsible for shipping magnets by air are required by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to be trained for that purpose and for those training records to be maintained. Contact your carrier for more information and guidelines.
Note that, in addition to transportation costs, Dangerous Goods fees apply to each package shipped by air, often making shipping magnets by air quite costly.
Magnetic Packing Materials for Air Shipment
All of the above factors must be taken into consideration when packaging magnetic materials for air shipments. Powerful magnetic components and assemblies need to be shielded so that magnetic fields will meet air shipment standard. Packing may need to be designed using Finite Element Analysis methods.
Iron plates are used to shield the magnetic fields for air shipment. To visually show customers how to shield the magnetic field, we use a picture to show the air packaging method. The iron plated on the picture not only shield the magnetic field,but also protect the magnetic products well.
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If your application requires custom magnets or magnetic assemblies, send us an offer request or contact us. We can let you get the magnet or magnetic assemblies easily.