Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Compact load frame

Compact load frame at sector 1This loadframe was developed in collaboration with Cornell, Purdue and UIUC.Max load is 700 lb.Operates in displacement control using a harmonic motor, which can be stepped/controlled at the beamline. Load is recorded with load cell below the sample.Collet grips are standard.Slots are drilled into the loading posts to allow for x-ray and optical sample alignment.This load frame is most commonly used on top of the Aerotech stack in the 1-ID-E hutch.

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Compact loadframe at sector 1, with grips offCompact loadframe at sector 1, zoomed inCompact loadframe at sector 1, side view Compact loadframe at sector 1, accessories