Progress on the transparent realignment of the diamond storage ring

Authors: M. Apollonio (Diamond Light Source) , W. J. Hoffman (Diamond Light Source) , A. J. Rose (Diamond Light Source) , Andrew Thomson (Diamond Light Source) , R. Bartolini (Diamond Light Source; John Adams Insitute)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: IPAC2017
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: May 2017

Abstract: The mechanical alignment of Diamond Storage Ring is achieved by means of a 5-axis motion system under remote control via the EPICS toolkit from the Diamond Control Room. We have completed the first phase of the realignment program meant to improve the mechanical alignment of the machine by carefully moving the magnet girders with a virtually zero impact on the associated beamlines, hence the name Transparent Realignment (TR). During this phase we have equipped and realigned 3 out of 24 cells, involving two beamlines. We have also tested and perfected the technique to execute a move with live beam and total remote control of the realignment process. The program has entered a second phase entailing the commissioning of 6 more cells. Details of tests on the machine are reported.

Subject Areas: Technique Development

Technical Areas: Mechanical Engineering