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A floating globe uses magnetic forces to allow the globe to float freely between two poles.
The floating globe is an impressive high-tech device. A floating globe uses magnetic forces to let it float freely between two poles. A magnetic field sensor continuously measures the floating height of the globe. The sensor and the electronics in the foot regulate an electromagnet in the upper part of the frame, and thus control the distance between the globe and the magnetic pole. An additional permanent magnet holds the globe securely in the frame when the magnet is switched off. As a result, floating globes are not fixed along the meridian like conventional globes.
A floating globe will guarantee admiring glances from your visitors!