|Mechanical and Interlock Systems
|The Design and Drafting group supports the operation and improvement of the APS through the Accelerator Systems Division's continued improvement of the accelerator, the X-ray Science Division's continued development of advanced research, as well as the scientific community's needs at the APS. The DD group strives to support all areas of the APS using leading-edge technology such as 3D modeling, rendering, and animation, as well as additive manufacturing using our rapid prototype machine.
|The Mechanical Engineering and Design group provides mechanical design, fabrication, assembly, test, installation, survey and alignment of accelerator and beamline components including magnets, insertion devices and ID vacuum chambers, front ends, rf system components, and synchrotron radiation beamline instrumentation.
|The Mechanical Operations and Maintenance group operates and maintains various mechanical systems, water and cryogenic subsystems, and all vacuum systems of the APS facility.Suppports a stringent preventative maintenance policy that allows the machine to operate at a high reliability, furnish user suppport while fostering a culture of high safety.
|The Safety Interlocks group develops, implements, and supports primarily PLC-based interlocks systems for personnel access control and equipment protection of the APS accelerators and beamlines.