Hall Effect Gaussmeters for Manufacturing and Research Environments

Lake Shore gaussmeter 425Versatile benchtop and handheld Hall effect gaussmeters from Lake Shore support a variety of research and industrial applications. In university and commercial research labs, they enable scientists to study the magnetic properties of materials. These experiments can lead to the development of improved magnetic materials and devices for the medical, geology, energy, automotive and computing fields. When used for accurate quality control testing early in the manufacturing or assembly process, these devices can help companies avoid costly rework at later stages of production.

Some specific applications of Hall effect gaussmeters include: validating performance of solenoids, confirming magnetic field characteristics versus applied current, mapping a magnetic field shape for a component or assembly, measuring fringe fields or residual fields, and sorting tested products into groups according to magnetic strength and other characteristics.

Which to choose: The affordable Model 425 benchtop instrument is effective for most manufacturing operations. However, the Model 460 may be the best solution for mapping surface and volumetric magnetic fields. For advanced research measurements using filtering with fast pulse applications, choose the top-of-the-line Model 475. And for a low-cost manufacturing solution, the handheld Model 410 is likely the best fit.

These instruments are compatible with Lake Shore Hall probes and allow for both AC and DC magnetic field measurement in most cases. Check out our magnetics catalog for more information.