FOERSTER products measure primarily magnetic fields. Derived magnetic properties can assist in analyzing materials.
For design and construction of particle accelerators appropriate nonmagnetic materials need to be selected. MAGNETOSCOP and MAGNETOMAT determine relative permeability µr in accordance with IEC 60404-15 and ASTM A342M Method 4 and detect magnetic remanence.
For development of new materials KOERZIMAT determines coercive field strength and magnetic saturation magnetization. Derived from this it provides information about grain size in steel, the micro structure of sintered hard metals and iron powders.
FOERSTER products play an important role in industry, whenever magnetic effects can influence the manufacturing processes it can be assessed by sensing the magnetic environment. Material conditions can also be monitored by checking the magnetic properties.
MAGNETOSCOP and MAGNETOMAT can confirm the quality of austenitic steels and other low magnetic alloys by measuring the relative permeability µr in accordance with IEC 60404-15 and ASTM A342M.
For certain alloys there can be a correlation between the detected relative permeability µr and corrosion effects or destruction of coatings.
Low magnetic materials and components can be tested for magnetic remanence or ferrous inclusions by detecting the magnetic flux density. Measurement with MAGNETOSCOP and MAGNETOMAT are in accordance with test procedures described in API Spec 7 and VG 95578.
By measuring coercive field strength and magnetic saturation magnetization KOERZIMAT provides information about grain size of steel and the structure of sintered hard metals and ferrous powders. Coercive field strength, relative permeability µr(H) and hysteresis J(H) are an important indicator for assessment of soft magnetic components for integration into magnetic circuits.
FOERSTER products can be used to select appropriate materials and components for manufacturing of medical instrumentation and equipment. Prior to installation of magnetic sensitive equipment a magnetic screening of the selected site will be performed. Later during system operation a constant monitoring of the magnetic environment will secure high system performance.
MAGNETOSCOP and MAGNETOMAT determine relative permeability µr and detect magnetic remanence when selecting appropriate materials and components for construction of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) systems. This application also applies for manufacturing of electron microscopes.
Prior to installation of MRI systems or electron microscopes the magnetic environment at the selected site can be assessed using MAGNETOMAT or 3-Axis-Magnetometers. During the system operation magnetic condition monitoring can be performed with the same measuring devices.
For manufacturing of specific defence equipment nonmagnetic material is required. FOERSTER products can be used to select appropriate materials, to perform quality control during manufacturing and for condition monitoring during the components lifetime.
To confirm the nonmagnetic property of material relative permeability µr can be determined by using MAGNETOSCOP and MAGNETOMAT. The measuring procedure is in accordance with VG 95578, ASTM A342M method 4 and IEC 60404-15.
The nonmagnetic construction of naval ships is an important component of the passive counter measures. Networks built from 3-Axis-Magnetometers measure the signature of naval vessels or main components like engines during the degaussing operation.
To proof the nonmagnetic property of EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) tools and equipment in accordance with STANAG 2897 and AEODP-7 magnetic remanence can be detected with MAGNETOSCOP and MAGNETOMAT.
For manufacturing of most aerospace components materials with correct properties are required. FOERSTER products can be used to select appropriate materials, to perform quality control during manufacturing and for condition monitoring during the components lifetime.
Electromagnetic driven valves in hydraulic and air conditioning systems are optimized for low energy loss and to switch precisely within very small tolerances. Coercive field strength, relative permeability µr(H) and hysteresis J(H) are an important magnetic property when assessing the performance of soft magnetic components for magnetic circuits and can be determined very precisely with KOERZIMAT.
3-Axis-Magnetometers integrated into the guidance system of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) will provide heading information.
3-Axis-Magnetometers can be used as reference for the calibration of magnetic compasses.
3-Axis-Magnetometers can provide reference information for the compensation of airframe induced magnetic offset.
FOERSTER magnetometers and data acquisition support long term monitoring of the earth magnetic field and large area survey for local magnetic anomalies.
3-Axis-Magnetometers are used for long term monitoring of the magnetic environment.
3-Axis-Magnetometers and FEREX vertical gradient magnetometers are used on land and at sea for near surface applications in the field of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection, environmental cleanup and archaeology.