Friday, January 7, 2011

New Interlock Control Box for CCLDAS

Yesterday, I finished work on a new interlock control box. It was designed and built here to provide localized control of several pneumatic gate valves along the CCLDAS beamline.

This box allows the valves that it is interfaced with to be easily controlled and monitored from one place, and can also automatically close valves connected to pressure-sensitive pumps in the event of a vacuum fault somewhere on the beamline. The system also has a capability to communicate with other components such as LIEL and the Pelletron.

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