About ADC
video introduction
~2.50 min. long
ISO Cert
CHESS Tapered Undulator



Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source — CHESS is a high-intensity X-ray source supported by the National Science Foundation which provides state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences. A special NIH Research Resource, called MacCHESS, supports special facilities for protein crystallographic studies.


Undulator Type


Maximum Gap 

300 mm

Girder Taper

2 mm

Mechanical Resolution (Full Step) 

3 µm/step

Maximum Magnetic Load

20.2 KN

Encoder Resolution

0.5 µm

Backbone Weight

35.7 KN


ADC USA (ISO 9001 certified), located near Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is a leading developer and supplier of complex scientific components and instruments for large government laboratories and corporations around the world. Founded as a privately held company in 1995, ADC has grown into one of world’s leading technology companies and has enjoyed 18 straight years of business growth and profitability with more than 500 customers located in over 26 countries. We have developed capabilities, design, procedures and training staff to provide “Turn-Key” Insertion Devices (Undulators) and Magnetic Measurement Systems complete with in-house and customer site training.