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SMARTS Translator for LANL Neutron Facility

This system was designed and built for a new spectrometer called SMARTS (spectrometer for materials research at temperature and stress) at the LANSCE facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. SMARTS is used for measurements of residual macrostrain in engineering components and in-situ loading. This translator is the central component of SMARTS. It is used to position plates or tube specimens 10?s of centimeters in dimension with a mass of a few kg as well as ancillary equipment (load frame, furnaces, eulerian cradle with a mass of as much as 1000 kg) relative to a fixed neutron beam and two detectors in permanent locations on either side of the translation table.


ADC manufactures high quality motion control products and systems that are qualified for Semi-conductor, Automation, and Aerospace industries.  Our extensive product line includes;  linear stages, lift stages (Jacks), rotation stages, goniometers, gantry systems, optical tables, vacuum compatible motion systems, and Nanotechnology positioners.


ADC offers a large assortment of synchrotron and neutron equipment including; High Precision Slits, Optical Tables, Lead Shielded Beam Pipes, Micro Ion Chambers, Split Two Axis Ion Chambers, Mirror Systems, Monochromators, Spectrometers, Insertion Devices (EPU, Wiggler, Planar, In-Vacuum, Apple), ID Measurement System and many other Beamline Components.  Our products are being used at many synchrotron, neutron, and x-ray facilities around the world including; APS, NSLS, ALS, DLS, NSRRC, BESSY, DESY, CHESS, ESRF, BSRF, CAMD, NSRL, PAL, LNLS, CLS, SSRF, ANKA, KEK, SPring-8, ASP, ELETTRA, MAX-LAB.