In this recently published EDN Network article, Jeffrey Dierker of Lake Shore Cryotronics discusses the value of Hall effect sensors and their history, describing the types of measurement for which Hall effect sensing is the best choice. He explains how the sensors operate and the typical setup of Hall generators in instrumentation, then covers how they’re typically used in common industrial applications. Dierker also offers some general pointers on sensor mounting alternatives, which can be helpful when you need something other than a standard Hall probe configuration.
For help choosing a Hall sensor for your specific application, talk to a Lake Shore representative today. Also be sure to browse our recently updated Magnetic Measurement and Control Catalog, which features our full line of gaussmeters, Hall probes, fluxmeters, and Helmholtz and search coils.