Magnetic Measurement & Control Guide for Varying Applications

July-eNL_Lakeshore.magcatalAvailable for download at, the Magnetic Measurement and Control Catalog includes Lake Shore’s complete line of benchtop and hand-held Hall effect gaussmeters; axial, transverse, tangential, and multi-axis Hall probes; fluxmeters;  Helmholtz and search coils; electromagnets; and electromagnet power supplies.

In addition to providing guidance on how to choose the right equipment for a particular environment, the catalog explains how Hall probe technology can be used to accurately measure magnetic fields in assembly/quality control (QC) applications, particularly by manufacturers who produce magnets, magnetic assemblies and accessories that must hold to tight tolerances.

Applications 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.

Gaussmeters and Hall probes are also used in university and commercial research labs, enabling 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.

Along with instruments for testing, measuring, and controlling magnetic fields, Lake Shore offers alternating gradient magnetometer (AGM) and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) systems for more advanced magnetic materials characterization. The AGM/VSM systems are used to characterize the DC magnetic properties of materials as a function of magnetic field, temperature and time, and are the best option for comprehensive characterization of magnetic materials.