The Survey, Alignment and Mechanical stability (SAM) team is crucial during the design and installation of every component at Max IV. Our work starts during the design of each component, making sure it will be designed in a functional way with respect to both alignment and stability. When a component is delivered it is measured, or fiducialized, before placed in our global CAD model. Our alignment reference network consists of more than 3000 points and has a RMS error of less than 100µm. When the components for the accelerators and beamlines are in place, they need to be stable to perform well. Therefore, we also put a lot of effort into measuring and reducing vibrations throughout the facility.
Meet our colleagues
In the video below you can meet two of our colleagues explaining how it is to work as a SAM engineer at Max IV.