Assembly of the Double Pendulum

The top plates are made from box-section stainless steel elements. There are nozzles in each layer in order to allow damping material to be filled in. Here Mike and Calum apply fluid graphite-doped RTV to the top plates. A rather messy affair! Zoom Image
The top plates are made from box-section stainless steel elements. There are nozzles in each layer in order to allow damping material to be filled in. Here Mike and Calum apply fluid graphite-doped RTV to the top plates. A rather messy affair! [less]
By contrast the wiring of the control devices is a very delicate affair. The top plate has been inserted into the tank. From the intermediate round table the coil holder goes down. Below one can see a dummy mirror. Calum and Benno fix the wires of the coils. Zoom Image
By contrast the wiring of the control devices is a very delicate affair. The top plate has been inserted into the tank. From the intermediate round table the coil holder goes down. Below one can see a dummy mirror. Calum and Benno fix the wires of the coils. [less]

Stacks, Top Plate and Pendulum

These pictures show various stages of a test run trying the assembly of the modecleaner suspension. After being equipped with an intermediate mass, coils and a dummy mirror, the top plate is lowered onto the stacks.

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