EddyCentre Probe control

The EddyCentre Probe control behaves as much as possible like an eddy-current probe. The simplest probe is shown in plan view below. Here the probe is a simple winding (shown in blue) around a non-conducting/non-ferrous core (shown in green). For more information about eddy-current probes see Eddy-current probes.

Top view of an eddy-current probe

The EddyCentre Probe control has three main functions:

  1. To act in concert with the EcChannel control to simulate the act of inspecting a work-piece. It acts as the focus for most mouse interactions as the user moves the EcProbe control around, lifts it off the screen, or watches it move in automated scans. The probe's location determines the signal that the EcChannel control produces. For more information about probe manipulation see the EcChannel control user-interface.
  2. To view/edit the parameters that define the eddy-centre probe that the control is modelling. These parameters are needed by the EddyCentre models to calculate the induced fields, probe responses, …. For more information about viewing and/or editing probe parameters see the EcProbe control properties page.
  3. To model the probe's free-space inductance and incident fields. This is done with the EcProbe controls own associated EddyCentre Model control. Non-ferrite probes use the EddyCentre basic models, where ferrite probes use the EddyCentre advanced models.