Coil Measurement Data Acquisition and Curing Press Control System for SSC Dipole Magnet Coils
A coil matching program, similar in theory to the methods used to match Tevatron coils, is being developed at Fermilab. Modulus of elasticity and absolute coil size will be determined at 18-inch intervals along the coils while in the coil curing press immediately following the curing process. A data acquisition system is under construction to automatically acquire and manage the large quantities of data that result. Data files will be transferred to Fermilab’s VAX Cluster for long term storage and actual coil matching. The data acquisition system will also provide the control algorithm for the curing press hydraulic system. A description of the SSC Curing Press Data Acquisition and Controls System will be reported.
KeywordsLoad Cell Local Area Network Absolute Size Linear Variable Differential Transformer Parting Plane
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