Internal MAX IV projects

  • Microfluidic cells to Balder and CoSAXS
  • Motion-control test bench for testing of trajectory scanning using IcePap controllers
  • Robots for sample manipulation and detector movement to Balder
  • Cryogenic test bench for materials testing down to 10K
  • Fast (100 fps) imaging detector to SoftiMAX
  • Cabling of the Balder XES spectrometer
  • Gas-mixing system to Balder
  • Gas infrastructure at MAX IV

External collaboration projects

  • Collaboration with Division of Materials Microstructure, Chalmers University of Technology: Nano-mechanical testing device to MAX IV (to be first used at NanoMAX). In-situ mechanical testing of nano-sized objects will be possible a using commercial nano-indentation system that will be adapted to beamlines at MAX IV. The system will also be compatible with electron microscopes at Chalmers.
  • Collaboration with Division of Production and Materials Engineering, Lund University: An adhesiometer for in-situ testing of hard cutting-tool materials will be installed at Balder beamline. XAFS will be measured during high-speed spinning of a sample against new cutting tools.
  • Collaboration with LTH, KTH, LTU, Thermo Calc, Sandvik Materials, Ovaco Sweden AB, Seco Tools AB, Sandvik Rock Processing, and Outokumpu Stainless AB Volvo within a Vinnova project called DEMO. The aim is to improve machinability via controllable build-up of tool protection layer by designed micro-alloying of the workpiece material. Research on the new materials is anticipated to be performed at the Balder beamline.
  • Collaboration with LTH, LiU, Volvo Lastvagnar AB, Amtek Sweden AB, and Seco Tools AB.  This Vinnova funded project aims at reducing or eliminating the economic consequences of varying machinability in gray cast iron during large scale production. The machinability is highly dependent on the cold aging of the gray cast iron. Studies will be made to shed some light on the underlying physical processes for cold aging in the iron materials.


Information for new collaboration projects


New projects involving installation of equipment at beamlines

  1. Present experiment design ideas and discuss them with MAX IV
  2. Provide a risk assessment for the equipment/experiment
  3. Provide a functional description
  4. Discuss with SEDS, the beamline, KITS, or the PLC group to plan for interfacing the equipment to the beamline control system. Make sure the equipment complies with the MAX IV standards.


MAX IV standards

Equipment purchased or constructed for use at MAX IV must conform to the MAX standards. These standards are listed below. Any deviation or addition to the standards will need a close contact with the support facilities at MAX IV.


Risk assessment

All equipment and experiments introduced into MAX IV must have a risk assessment. The risk assessment is usually one of the first documents to be produced in a development project, since it outlines the required procedures and equipment standards.

Example of a risk assessment using the MAX IV template file:

Risk assessment_template


Functional description

Any equipment that has to be interfaced to MAX IV control systems must have a functional description. This document describes the hardware, signals, and the functionality.

Example of a functional description:

VAC PLC System Description.pdf

Object types used in functional descriptions:

object types.pdf

Object Types MOTORS-2.pdf