Tri-Sphere Positioning System


Tri-sphere heavy

Heavy Lift Support and Alignment System

Square One's Heavy Lift Support and Alignment Systems are specifically designed to address the needs of nuclear and high energy physics. These systems are ideal for supporting magnets, RF cavities, optical tables or detectors. Heavy loads are not a problem – even the largest lattice elements can be accommodated – and systems can be customized for almost any geometry or work envelope.

Square One's patented six degree-of-freedom positioning system is capable of adjusting an object's location in space with exceptional accuracy, precision and resolution. Unlike conventional manipulators, the range of motion in the horizontal plane is entirely decoupled from its vertical range. As a result, it is possible to create low profile support systems with unusually large horizontal or asymmetric work envelopes. The design's inverse kinematic equations provide a flexible method for positioning and orienting an object relative to any point in space.

The vertical actuators used in the heavy lift version are created using high-precision ball screw jacks driven by DC stepper motors. By nesting these jacks within the horizontal actuators, it is possible to create very low profile systems with large work envelopes and exceptional resolutions. These systems allow for complementary support and alignment; this means that Square One technologies can provide powerful new options for commissioning and maintaining accelerators at a fraction of current costs.

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