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Title: Magnetic Materials Tester
Post by: ornea on June 03, 2021, 02:50:50 am
Picked this up from the local hackerspace hackme bench.

Anyone any ideas how to use it or what other tasks it might be useful for.
Title: Re: Magnetic Materials Tester
Post by: coppercone2 on June 03, 2021, 02:57:43 am
you characterize a magnetic material inside of some fixture that connects to the device, its likely meant to measure transmission parameters across frequency and temperature and field strength

probobly specially made to catagorize magnetic mixtures from someones manufacturing process (they have a prototyping plant to make a unique composition)
Title: Re: Magnetic Materials Tester
Post by: Berni on June 03, 2021, 07:19:40 am
It seams like it can apply a AC current at a selectable frequency while also interfacing with a thermocouple.

Since it has a heater switch too i would assume that this connects to some test fixture that heats a sample while measuring its magnetic properties using a induction coil. Likely used for finding the curie point of a alloy sample.

So not really all that usefull, but you can tear it apart for some nice pots, switches, knobs and a nice transformer.
Title: Re: Magnetic Materials Tester
Post by: ornea on June 03, 2021, 07:29:51 am
@Berni, have since been considering turning it into a T12 soldering iron station.  As you say its got pots, thermocouple J K amplifier, heater circuit, PSU and transformer with many taps.  Maybe jam a ESP8266 in there to read the output of the thermocouple and control the heater.  Just not sure how to read the pot position as only a single ADC,
Title: Re: Magnetic Materials Tester
Post by: coppercone2 on June 03, 2021, 07:50:24 am
i think its curie point now
Title: Re: Magnetic Materials Tester
Post by: ornea on June 03, 2021, 08:01:09 am
@coppercone2 curie point checker, that sounds very plausible.  It looks like it came from a place of educat'n