flux gate


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flux gate

[′fləks ‚gāt]
(engineering)
A detector that gives an electric signal whose magnitude and phase are proportional to the magnitude and direction of the external magnetic field acting along its axis; used to indicate the direction of the terrestrial magnetic field.

flux valve

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Another view of flux valve.
A sensitive detector that receives an electrical signal from the earth's magnetic field and directs it to an amplifier and then into a gyro-stabilized compass indicator. Also called a flux gate.
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The experimental results show that the production of the titanium billets by the ASI method may be realised in the existing ESR furnaces using conventional ESR solidification moulds, fitted with a flux gate.
Results of ASR of VT1-0 titanium in a square solidification mould 200x200 mm with a flux gate Melt Electrical No.
The subsea CPU controls underwater power management, interface to valve position sensors, interface to magnetic sensing modules, interface to magnetic flux gate detection unit, and interface to the acoustic data link.
The Honeywell KI825 ESHI can drop into an existing KCS55A installation, replacing the KI525A and using the existing remote KG102A gyro and magnetic flux gate.
Sandel SN-series EHSIs are a better bet, and can also utilize the KCS55A gyro and flux gate.
To exclude this phenomenon chamber-free ESR furnaces with a flux gate were used, the design of which allowed creating in the process of melting in the melting space a small excessive pressure of gases, which additionally prevented getting of nitrogen and oxygen from the atmospheric air into cavity of the mould.
In this case requirements to air-tightness of the melting space of the flux gate design (such gates appeared for the first time after development of the ASR method) are significantly higher than in ESR.