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R&D at the heart of Metrolab
Metrolab invests 18% of sales and 41% of labor hours* in R&D, twice the usual rate for a mature technology company. Metrolab’s engineers carry out applied R&D to bring the insights of basic research into real-world practice. They stay abreast of new technologies through collaborative projects with universities, research institutes, and other companies throughout the world.
*2015 to 2018 numbers
Of labour hours
Metrolab masters four technologies to measure magnetic fields
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, NMR
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, NMR. If you need to measure a strong static magnetic field precisely, this is the most precise technology available. Here are some of the main applications for our magnetometers:
High-quality MRI images require a strong and extremely homogeneous magnetic field in the target area. MRI manufacturers shim their magnets to compensate for field inhomogeneities. A precise NMR magnetometer can acquire an accurate field map crucial to compute the exact compensation required.
Ultra-high-precision instruments are perfect for measuring the B0 fields in superconducting magnets. They are suitable for simple checks during ramping or sophisticated long-term stability studies during decay monitoring.
An NMR magnetometer is the absolute reference to calibrate a magnetometer using another technology.
Real-time monitoring of beam bending accelerator magnets is an application of choice for an NMR magnetometer. It provides an absolute and perfectly stable reference point.
Three-axis Hall effect
The acquisition is nearly instantaneous; it measures both positive and negative field components for all three axes of the magnetic field, so you get a true magnetic field reading no matter how you hold the The actual sensor that is placed in the magnetic field. The NMR probe contains the NMR sample; the Hall probe....
A handheld The magnetic field is a three-dimensional vector quantity. A single Hall element only measures one component. A three-axis Hall instrument has... Hall An instrument to measure magnetic flux density (B) or magnetic field intensity (H).... allows The process of measuring magnetic field intensity at many different points, in order to understand the structure of the field... fringe fields quickly and conveniently.
Like Hall effect magnetometers, but for weaker magnetic fields. The acquisition is nearly instantaneous; it measures both positive and negative field components for all three axes of the magnetic field, so you get a true magnetic field reading no matter how you hold the probe. Outstanding noise characteristics make fluxgate magnetometers the instrument of choice for measuring minute disturbances in the local magnetic field, for example, due to an iron mass or AC power-line noise.
The presence of steel structures in the building can distort the field contours around the MRI magnet, and the MRI suite should be mapped before the magnet's installation.
Fluxmeter, Fast Digital Integrator, to measure or map complicated fields
For mapping and measuring the harmonic content of accelerator magnets, the Fast Digital Integrator is used with a rotating-coil or stretched-wire system.
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