Specifications

How It’s Made

(Specifications subject to change without notice)
Effective September 22, 2005

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Base & Arm Material Composition:
High strength polycarbonate
Note: Polycarbonate should not be subjected to industrial solvents, such as, acetone.

Magnets:
N40 Grade Neodymium-Iron-Boron (NdFeB)

Magnet Coating:
Three layer coating of Nickel-Copper-Nickel having a minimum thickness of 0.0015″

Magnet Life:
Permanent magnetic field subject to the following conditions:

1. Magnets are not subjected to excessive or prolonged heat above 45ºC;
2. Magnets are not subjected to high magnetic fields;
3. Magnets are not subjected to outside impact or abrasion that will damage the coating and permit oxidation of the NdFeB.

Adhesive:
Structural grade elastic adhesive – Methylmethacrylate(MMA)

Pin:
Zinc plated steel pin ? standard
Aluminum rivet with stainless steel washer ? tamper resistant

Mounting:
3 mounting screws provided – #6 combination Robertson and Philips head screws. Mounting holes are counter-bored to accept #6 combination Robertson and Philips head screws with screw heads flush with surface of base.

Release Weight:
26 lbs. +/- 2 lbs. (11.8 kg. +/- 0.9 kg.)

Testing:
Finite Element Analysis of geometry and material to determine stress points and degree of safety margin. Minor stress points were identified. All points have a margin of safety factor of 3 times actual identified stress.
Canadian Standards Association: OnSpex, the Consumer Products Evaluation Division of the Canadian Standards Association, has subjected the product to tests to determine longevity, durability and reliability. A copy of the report is available upon request or can be viewed by clicking the link below.
OnSpex Report (pdf)

* United States Patent No. D542,630, Canadian Patents Pending