A vector rotate magnet operates in a number of modes:
Single-axis mode provides the full field in the vertical or horizontal direction.
For example, a 9/1/1 3-dimensional vector rotate magnet (9 Tesla vertical solenoid in z-axis, 1 T horizontal split pair in each of the x- and y-axes) gives a full 9 T vertical field, or 1 T in either of the horizontal axes.
In combined mode the magnetic field vector can be adjusted by small angular variation from a principal axis:
2-Dimensional vector rotate magnet hown for simplicity.
For example, a 9/1/1 magnet typically gives a tilting angle of ±2.5° with a vector magnitude of 7 T; with a 2-dimensional magnet as shown above, the tilt is restricted to the z-x plane
Alternatively full rotation of the field vector in a sphere or plane is possible.
For example, a 9/1/1 magnet allows full 360° spherical rotation of a 1 T field; with a 2-dimensional magnet as shown above, the tilt is restricted to the z-x plane