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November 2016:History of PEM Rogowski Coil AC Current Probes

October 2016: GMW introduces 3480 bench-top lab magnet
3480 vs. 3470 Comparison

August 2016: Metrolab launches the PT-2026 NMR Teslameter (Gaussmeters)

June 2016: GMW Extends AC Electromagnet Capabilities with 3470HFAC High Frequency AC Magnet

GMW magnets are designed for DC operation and AC operation up to a few Hz and have been operated up to tens of Hz. GMW is now offering the higher frequency 3470HFAC system which operates up to 30 kHz. This new system is configured as a C-frame dipole and delivers field up to 70mT across a 35mm pole gap. The system has been used for neutron studies, and is also suited for Fine Particle studies . Full specifications can be found on the 3470HFAC Preliminary Datasheet (pdf).

GMW has also extended its line of projected field magnets, offering the original 5201 in-plane magnet, the 5203 projected vertical (perpendicular) field, 5205 vertical (perpendicular) field large area, low profile magnet, and 5204 (pdf) projected 3-axis vector magnet to be completed late 2016. This complementary family of magnets serves many areas of spin dynamics whether the architecture is based on in-plane or out-of-plane spin, or if an AC or rotating field is required. Peak fields range from ±300mT for 5204 to ±0.8T for 5203. All 520x models allow for customized poles or pole tips to optimize peak field vs. uniform field area or for field shaping. 5204 is being offered as a central tool for FMR studies as it can provide both the DC bias field and the AC sweep with both the DC and AC components oriented in any direction. For higher projected fields to >2T, GMW offers a Projected Field High Temperature Superconducting magnet (pdf) from HTS-110.

Additional magnets from HTS-110 include low-profile (height < 35mm) solenoids to ±3T, high-field large bore (54mm) solenoids to ±14T, and fast-ramp (360s + 40s dwell over 4 quadrants) dipole magnets to ±8T.


May 2016: GMW is at SpaceTech/Aerospace Engineering, May 24-26 in Pasadena, CA

GMW is in booth 1012 at the combined Space Tech and Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo. For more information, see: http://www.spacetechexpo.com/ and http://www.aesexpo.com/.
Note that complimentary registration for free sessions and Expo is available from either link.

The Expo moves this year to The Pasadena Convention Center in downtown Pasadena, opening on Tuesday the 24th at Noon and running through Thursday afternoon. GMW will be showing instrumentation for measurement and mapping of magnetic fields and calibration of magnetic sensors.

GMW will have details on the new PPM Sentinel 3 Fiber-Optic Link system specifically designed for aircraft test. With touch screen monitoring and capability to link up to 288 channels into single 19” rack-mounting chassis, the Sentinel 3 is ideal for NEMP testing (MIL-STD 188-125) as well as Low Level Swept Field and Low Level Swept Current tests. Transmit heads are electrically shielded to 100kV/m, well-suited for Full Threat Environments.

GMW will also be showing instrumentation for the measurement of current in electric power conversion systems.

If you are at Space Tech or Aerospace Electrical Systems please stop by.

Thank you,
Brian Richter

President,
GMW Associates


March 2016: Bartington Newsletter

Bartingon Instruments is launching two new OEM products: the Mag646 single axis sensor and the Mag651 low power three-axis sensor.

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January 2016: New Magnets from GMW: High Frequency and High Field

January 2016: New High Temperature and Low Noise Bartington Three-Axis Fluxgate Magnetic Field Sensors from GMW

December 2015: Systems for Visualizing and Mapping Magnetic Fields in Space and Time

December 2015: GMW Extends Project Field Electromagnet Capabilities

November 2015: Article: The Future of NMR Magnetometry.

August 2015: Magneto-Optic Films From Matesy
New Product Line: Magneto-Optic Films From Matesy. Matesy magneto-optic films allow real time visualization of magnetic fields.

For more information, click here


December 2014: Bartington Newsletter

New magnetic field probe for customer-designed elctonics. 1 metre Helmholtz Coil now available and real world application updates.

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October 2014: Senis Field Mapper Video

The High-end All-in-One Magnetic Field Scanning System SENIS MMS-1A-RS enables a user to quickly map the magnetic field around an permanent magnet or electromagnet with highest resolution and accuracy.

Watch Video Directly.


September 2014: Senis Newsletter

Overview of ManaChip Semiconductor and Senis sign patent Licence agreement. Senis at IEEE 29th International Conference on Microelectronics(MIEL 2014) and other conferences

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July 2014: Senis Magnetic Field Measurement Catalog

New products: Probes as thin as 0.25mm, Next-Generation Magnetic Field Mapper, Defectoscope for crack detection.

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June 2014: Bartington Newsletter

Mag566 launched in satellite for attitude sensing and VLF wave measurement; New high temperature probes up to 175°C; Compact Sensors for Security Applications.

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May 2014: Powerguru Article
Next Generation Current Probes for High Speed Power Density Appliations.

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March 2014: Bartington Newsletter
1-metre Helmholtz Coil under development and Price Changes.

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April 2014: Senis Newsletter

Senis conference schedule update.
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Mar 2014: GMW features current measurement instruments and sensors at APEC, Fort Worth, TX

The Applied Power Electronics Conference, APEC, is in Fort Worth, Texas, March 16-20, 2014. For details please see:
http://www.apec-conf.org/
Note that Exhibit Only Registration is available at No Charge. Please see:
http://www.apec-conf.org/registration/registration-rates/

GMW is at Booth 606 and will present Instruments and Sensors for the voltage isolated measurement of electric current:

  • From DaniSense: DC/AC Current Transducers with full-scale current ranges of 300A, 900A and 3000A and primary/signal current ratios of 500:1 to 1500:1. New zero-flux, closed-loop design gives improved amplitude and phase accuracy for demanding applications like current range extension for power analyzers or current feedback in low noise, high precision power supplies and amplifiers. Each Transducer is provided with the Factory Calibration measurement of amplitude and phase response versus frequency to 300kHz. Options include current or voltage signal output, and calibration winding. Henrik Elbaek, CEO of DaniSense, will be at the GMW Booth.
  • From Power Electronic Measurements (PEM): Rogowski AC Current Probes with matching Integrator in a wide range of Coil cross-sections and lengths. Very thin Coils are appropriate for isolated current measurements to 6kA peak and 30MHz on the leads of power devices. Larger Coils are available in current ranges to 1MA and Coil lengths to many meters to provide signal inputs to waveform and power analyzers. Options are available for three phase measurement, instantaneous or rms output, voltage or 4 – 20mA signal. Modified versions are available for specialized applications such as 13.56 MHz industrial rf current monitoring. Dr Chris Hewson, President of PEM, and Joanne Aberdeen, Director of Engineering, will be supporting the PEM products.
  • From Magnelab: Passive Current Transformers (CT) with high sensitivity to 5V/A and high frequency to 500MHz for demanding pulse and cw rf current measurements.
  • From GMW: Slip-On and Clamp-On Current Probes to provide convenient, reliable DC/AC high current monitoring to 16kA in high magnetic field environments such as electrochemical and electrowinning applications. Analog and wireless output options.  
  • From Senis: High sensitivity pcb mounting Current Sensors with full-scale ranges from 0.25A to 10A for current present monitoring or use with sensing resistors for isolated high voltage measurement. Compact Multichannel Current Monitors with DIN Rail or panel mounting with full scale ranges to 50A for condition monitoring of electric heaters, lamps and motors. We will have Nebojsa Radosevic from Senis at the GMW Booth.
  • From AKM: Miniature pcb mounting current sensors to 80A fs with very low noise and dc to over 400kHz frequency response for linear and high frequency pwm power converters and motor drives. Low noise Linear Hall IC for current and position sensing.

Lou Law and Eric Mueller will  also be with me at the GMW Booth. If you are attending APEC, please stop by. Thank you.
Best wishes,

Ian J. Walker
VP Engineering,
GMW Associates


Nov 2013: Senis Newsletter

Ceramic hall probes as thin as 0.5mm; High Frequency Hall Probes up to 0.5MHz.
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Nov 2013: Metrolab: Measuring Magnetic Field Transients

High resolution, fast digital integrator (FDI) for measuring magnetic flux. Published in Magnetics Technology International. Author: Phillip Keller, Metrolab Technology SA
Full Magazine, Magnetics Technology International, 2013 Annual>
Measuring Magnetic Field Transients (article only, PDF)>

Prior Metrolab Articles in Magnetics Technology International
Recent Advances in Hall Magnetometers, 2012 Annual (article only, PDF)>
NMR Magnetometers, 2011 Annual (article only, PDF)>


Oct 2013: Bartington Newsletter

Mag-13 Fluxgate Magnetometers; Helmholtz Coil System; Gradiometry site survey locates Roman villa.
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June 2013: Danfysik Newsletter

Danfysik Green Magnet Accelerator Magnets; MW Range Power Supplies for ISIS and INFH.
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May 2013: Senis Newsletter

Digital Teslameter (Gaussmeter) with 1ppm resolution and 0.001% accuracy; SENIS at Sensor + Test in Nurnberg, Germany and CWIEME in Berlin, Germany.
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February 2013: Bartington Newsletter

Bartington Collaboration with Metrolab Teslameters (Gaussmeters); New Digital 3-axis Gradiometer; New Degaussing Wand and Magnetic Shields; Magnetic Susceptibility in Banknote Security
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October 2012: Metrolab Developments in Hand-Held Magnetic Field Measurement

Recent developments expand range of hand-held 3-axis magnetic field measurement from nanotesla to 14 Tesla. Published in Magnetics Magazine. Author: Phillip Keller, Metrolab Technology SA.
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September 2012: Bartington Newsletter

New 3-Axis Helmholtz Coil System; Down-Hole Magnetic Susceptibility Measurement; Autonomous Underwater Navigation via Magnetic Anamolies. Download the Newsletter >


May 2012: Bartington Newsletter

New Low-Noise Magnetometer (Mag628), Earthquake Prediction, Magnetic Susceptibility in Forensics. Download the Newsletter >


January 2012: Bartington Newsletter

New Fluxgate Magnetometer products (Spacemag, Mag634), MS2/MS3 for QC and more. Download the Newsletter >


November, 2011: GMW ISO 9001:2008 Certification

GMW Associates is proud to announce achievement of ISO 9001:2008 Certification. Certification was conducted by Perry Johnson Registrars, whose accreditations include UNAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) and UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

ISO 9001:2008 Certification is an internationally recognized set of standards for quality assurance, quality management and continuous improvement. The standards represent best practices, policies and procedures to ensure that GMW will continue to consistently meet our customers' needs for superior products and technical support.

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September, 2011: Bartington Newsletter
New Fluxgate Magnetometer prodcuts, updates to Bartsoft for MS2/MS3 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter and more. Download the Newsletter >

April, 2011: AKM Magnetic Sensors 2011 Product Guide
New product guide. AKM (Formerly Asahi) has a new guide to their magnetic sensors product range, covering Hall Elements, Hall Switch ICs, Hall Two Axis IC, Hall Arrays and Semiconductor Magneto Resistive Sensors. Download the Guide >

December, 2010: LEM Current and Voltage Transducers
As well as the LEM IT series of Current Transducers and Instruments, originally developed by Danfysik ACP Division, GMW is now stocking selected LEM Hall Current Transducers for test and measurement applications. These are appropriate for production testing of electrical appliances, motors and vehicles where the very high accuracy of the IT series is not necessary but ohmic isolation and high reliability are crucial. With the addition of LEM Voltage Transducers covering 500V to 6000V and frequencies from DC to over 100kHz for lower voltage units, GMW can now offer the capabilityto convert high level current and voltage to isolated low level signals for product performance and/or power test and measurement.

June, 2010: Asahi Magnetic Sensors
Asahi have a new summary of their magnetic sensor product range covering Hall elements, Hall Switch IC, Hall Linear IC, Hall Two Axis IC, Hall Arrays and Semiconductor Magneto Resistive Sensors. Applications include non-contact sensing of proximity, linear position, angle position, rotation, and electric current. Please contact GMW for applications engineering support. Download the Brochure >

October, 2009: Asahi EM-3242 Magnetic Angle Sensor
The Asahi EM-3242 is a very small, 6 pin, SOIC IC which enables non-contact, low wear, full 360°, angle sensing utilizing a simple two pole magnet. Operation is from a nominal 3V source with a ratio metric, analog output of 0.3V to 2.7V. Power draw is 8mA in wake mode and 1µA in sleep mode. Contact GMW for Engineering Kits and support to apply the EM-3242 to remote readout of valve, arm, vane and meter position; gas and fluid metering; non-contact operator controls; or servo position control. More >

May 18, 2007: GMW introduces new magnetic field sensors products at Sensors Expo
At Sensors Expo, June 11-13, 2007 Rosemont, IL, Booth 406, GMW will be showing magnetic field sensors that are particularly suited for non-contact measurement of:

Machine Condition: The Ametes MFS-3A is a high-sensitivity, three-axis, Magnetic Field Sensor with linear analog outputs for Bx, By, and Bz. With a bandwidth if dc to 100kHz, the MFS-3A can be located outside electric motors, generators, transformers, or actuators to monitor the external magnetic field magnitude and or frequency components. These parameters will change with electrical or mechanical loading to give an isolated, non-contact indication of the “machine condition” in a manner analogous to vibration monitoring of rotating machinery.

Electric Current: The Sentron CSA-1V is a high-sensitivity, high-stability, linear Hall-effect IC with magnetic field sensitivity in the plane of the device and frequency response dc to 100kHz. These features enable the CSA-1V to be used as a compact, low cost current sensor, particularly for circuit protection applications. It can be mounted directly over a current trace on a PCB or on the surface of a high current bus bar. GMW offer Engineering Kits to cover full-scale current range from 250mA to 4000A Ametes CS Current Sensors are available with high-sensitivities of 10V/A, 1V/A, and 0.25V/A. High voltage isolation of 5kV is achieved by mounting the CSA-1V to measure the magnetic field inside a small coil carrying the primary current.

Rotation Angle: With no programming and no calibration requirement the Asahi Kasei EM3241 provides a linear, analog output directly related to the angle of the magnetic field in the plane of the device. High magnetic sensitivity field sensitivity enables the use of small, low-cost permanent magnets for angle sensor or rotation sensing with better than 0.7° angle resolution over a full 360° at rotation speeds well in excess of 200Hz (12000rpm). Very small size (3.6 x 3.0 x 0.95mm) and a low-power sleep mode (<1µA) suggest the EM2341 will enable new portable and wireless applications.

April 28, 2006: Spallation Neutron Source, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, generated its first neutrons.
One of the largest and most anticipated U.S. science construction projects of the past several decades has passed its most significant performance test. The Department of Energy's Spallation Neutron Source, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, generated its first neutrons on April 28, 2006. GMW has supplied SNS with instrumentation including: Group3 Control system and Bergoz Fast Current Transformers for use in the Front-End Systems; Bergoz Fast Current Transformers and Low Level RF analog front end for use in the Linac; Danfysik Magnet Power Supplies for use in the Accumulator Ring; and Danfysik Power Supplies, Danfysik Current Transducers, and Group3 Digital Teslameters (Gaussmeters) for magnet system test.

June 6, 2005: GMW introduced new Angle Sensor products at the Sensors Expo in Chicago
GMW introduced new Angle Sensor products at the Sensors Expo in Chicago, June 6-8, 2005. When paired with the Sentron 2SA-10 Angle Sensor IC the GMW360A Sin/Cos to Analog Interpolator IC provides linear 0.4V to 4.5V and PWM signals proportional to angle over the 0 to 360degree range. An electrical "Zero Angle" can be set at any mechanical position after system assembly.

May 27, 2005: The AN_360KIT Application Engineering Kit is available for test and evaluation
The AN_360KIT Application Engineering Kit is available for test and evaluation. A combination of the 2SA-10 and GMW360A is offered as the GMW360ASM Angle Sensor Module. This is a cylindrical package of 0.5inch diameter by 0.2inch height (12.70 x 5.08mm). A single 5V supply is required with no other external components.

March 21, 2004: GMW introduces the Model 5751 HTS Short Solenoid
As an extension to it's Laboratory Electromagnet product line GMW introduced the Model 5751 HTS Short Solenoid at the APS (American Physical Society) Meeting in Los Angeles, California. With a 35mm diameter by 72mm long, room temperature bore the 5751 generates controllable magnetic fields between ±1Tesla (+/-10,000Gauss). This is 5 to 10 times the field readily generated by a similar size copper coil and is obtained by using a Coil wound with HTS (High Temperature Superconducting) wire operated at 50 degK. Priced at $49,000, a complete 5751 System includes the HTS Coil, integral Cryocooler, Compressor for the Cryocooler, Power Supply including polarity reverse and all interconnecting Cables.

February 9, 2004: Oxford Danfysik to build Beamlines for the UK DIAMOND Synchrotron
Oxford Danfysik have been awarded the contract for three complete Protein Crystallography Beamlines for the new DIAMOND synchrotron in the UK. This contract will include design, building and installation of all the main components including adaptive bimorph mirror systems, double crystal monochromators, diagnostics, other standard beamline hardware and an EPICS control system. This contract will be installed in summer 2005.

January 20, 2004: The Institute of Physics announce the publication of 'Hall Effect Devices' by Prof. R. S. Popovic
The Institute of Physics have announced the publication of Hall Effect Devices by Professor R S Popovic of the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland. It covers semiconductor physics, operation and applications of Hall devices, including Field-effect and Bipolar types. Professor Popovic is the Founder of Sentron AG, manufacturer of unique Linear Hall Elements and Integrated Circuits and Linear Hall Transducers distributed by GMW. Applications include magnetic field mapping, non-contact position and electric current sensing.

December 16, 2003: Danfysik awarded contract for Injector Assembly
Danfysik has been awarded the turnkey contract for the Injector System of the Australian Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Monash University. Included are: the 100MeV Linac, Transfer Line to the Booster, 3GeV Booster Synchrotron, Transfer Line to the Storage Ring with Injection Septum Magnets, Electromagnets, Power Supplies, Beam Diagnostics and Controls.

September 25, 2002: Sentron's CSA-1V Current Sensor IC wins a Bronze Medal at Sensors Expo
The CSA-1V Hall-effect Integrated Circuit won a Bronze Medal for Sentron at Sensors Expo in Boston. An Integrated Magnetic flux Concentrator (IMC) enhances the CSA-1V magnetic sensitivity to effectively provide lower noise and offset in a CMOS Hall-effect device. Isolated electric current measurement from dc to 100kHz with smaller size, simpler assembly and lower cost than packaged current transducers is anticipated to lead to applications for the CSA-1V to power supplies and motor, generator and power controllers. The CSA-1V is available in SOIC-8 package or 1.9mm square dice form.

September 18, 2002: Danfysik Booster Accelerator commissioned at CLS
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) announced today that the 2.9GeV Electron Synchrotron "Booster" Accelerator has been successfully commissioned in Saskatoon approximately 30 months after the C$8.9M contract was awarded to Danfysik. Beam diagnostic instrumentation for the Booster, including Beam Position Monitors, DC Current Transformer, pulse Fast Current Transformer and Beam Loss Monitors was provided to Danfysik by Bergoz Instrumentation. Danfysik and Bergoz have also delivered equipment for the CLS Storage Ring scheduled for completion in 2003 with operations beginning in 2004.

  March 29, 2002: Bergoz beats the competition
Bergoz Instrumentation announced today the award by CERN for 300+ units of their sensitive Fast Current Transformer (FCT). These high performance FCTs are to be installed in critical locations on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator as beam diagnostic monitors.

The specifications for the Bergoz FCTs include:

Mechanical
ID = 38mm
OD = 72 mm
H = 17 mm

Turns Ratio
Type 2 = 100:1
Type 3 = 35:1

Risetime = 30 nsec

Bergoz was selected for superior performance especially for vacuum operations, quality and price.
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  GMW Customer, AccSys Technology, announces delivery of
  PULSAR (TM) Linac for Rome, Italy
May 14, 2001
Dr Robert Hamm, President and CEO of AccSys Technology located in Pleasanton, California, announced the completed delivery of a Model-7E PULSAR (TM) Linear Accelerator to Italy. It will be installed in Rome at the Regina Elena Oncological Hospital to produce the F-18 radio-isotope for use in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) medical diagnostic imaging. In the future the Model-7E will be time-shared as the injector for a linac to produce high-energy protons for cancer therapy.

As well as extensive operational testing and the demonstration of F-18 production, the Model 7E received the European Union CE Certificate of Compliance from TUV Rheinland.

To help meet these demanding performance and reliability requirements combined with an onerous delivery schedule, AccSys implemented a control system based on Group3 Control fiber-optic isolated modules with LabVIEW software and GMW engineering support.
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  NMR Probe Array for fast magnetic field mapping
March 21, 2001
The Metrolab MFC Magnetic Field Camera from GMW Associates is appropriate for very fast, high accuracy magnetic field mapping of uniform field magnets as used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), particle accelerator detectors, ion traps or mass spectrometers.

An MFC system consists of an MFC-3045 Control and an MFC-3048 Probe Array configured to the end-user's required geometry. Typically the Array consists of up to 32 proton NMR Probes arranged in a planar array on a semicircle or semi-ellipse. Rotation of the Array about the diameter generates a magnetic field map on the surface of a sphere or ellipsoid. Arrays delivered to date have had diameters of 200 to 600mm. Larger Arrays with up to 96 Probes are possible.

All Probes in the Array are monitored simultaneously and a field measurement is obtained in about 30msec. Normally measurements are averaged for about 2 sec. Then the Probe Array is moved to the next measurement position. A complete map of about 960 points (32 Probes x 30 positions) with about 0.3ppm field resolution can be obtained in less than two minutes.

Recently a new "flat coil" Probe with integrated rf amplifier has been introduced. This has resulted in improved tracking between Probes and an extension to higher fields. Probe Arrays for 3T fields have been delivered and the design is expected to operate to 7T.


  Danfysik announces 400A DC Current Transducer
March 8, 2001
GMW Associates is now offering a new addition to the Danfysik ULTRASTAB Current Transducer product range for ohmically isolated, precision measurement of electric current.

Operating on the principle of maintaining zero magnetic flux in a toroidal core, the 867-400 has a precise 2000:1 current ratio with an output of ±200mA for a ±400A primary current. The transfer linearity is better than 3ppm with a temperature coefficient of less than 0.3ppm/°C. Frequency response of the output current amplitude is from dc to 100kHz (-3dB) with a slew rate of ±200mA/16µs for a step change in primary current. Output current noise is less than 2ppm(rms) of full-scale from dc to 1kHz. Utilizing an appropriate external burden resistor enables voltage signal to be obtained e.g. ±1V full-scale with a 5 ohm burden resistor.

The 867-400 has a mechanical outline of approximately 76mm (3 inch) square by 43mm (1.7 inch) axial length with a large 26mm (1 inch) diameter central hole for the primary current conductor. A dual +15V, -15V (±5%), 250mA power supply is required.

Applications for the 867-400 include current control of particle accelerator corrector and focussing electromagnet power supplies, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) gradient amplifiers, servo motor amplifiers and current measurement for precision power metering. Compared to resistive shunts or Hall effect current transducers the 867-400 provides greatly improved stability, lower common mode noise, much better linearity, reduced hysteresis and enhanced frequency response.


  Danfysik buys the Synchrotron Beamlines Group of Oxford
   Instruments plc
February 1, 2001
On January 25, 2001 Mr. Michael Russell (left), Finance Director of Oxford Instruments Superconductivity Ltd. and Dr. Bjarne Roger Nielsen, Managing Director of Danfysik A/S signed the final documents for the purchase by Danfysik of the Synchrotron Beamlines Group from Oxford Instruments.

The new company, which will trade under the name OXFORD DANFYSIK, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danfysik and based at Osney Mead in Oxford.


  Danfysik to deliver Booster Accelerator for CLS

March 15, 2000
Danfysik have been awarded a C$8.9M contract to deliver the Booster Accelerator for the Canadian Light Source (CLS) being built at the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory (SAL) in Saskatoon. The Booster Accelerator will inject 1.5 to 2.9 GeV energy electrons into the main synchrotron radiation storage ring.


  Bergoz completes testing of new FCT

March 15, 2000
Bergoz have completed factory testing of a new Fast Current Transformer FCT with 0.7ns rise time and 0.1%/µs droop. This prototype will be delivered to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for evaluation as a device to measure the proton beam current pulses in the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) to be built at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


  Group3 CNAs chosen for control of SNS H¯ Ion Source

March 15, 2000
At the front end of the SNS project, Group3 Control fiber optic isolated input/output modules (CNAs) are being used for computer control of the H¯ ion source developed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL). The fiber optic communication link enables reliable control and monitoring of electrical subsystems at high voltage and subject to electrical transients.

 
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