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Building a Spring-Transport Mechanism for Spinning Rotor Gauges

Published

Author(s)

James A. Fedchak, Julia K. Scherschligt, Makfir Sefa, Nick Phandinh

Abstract

Spinning rotor gauges (SRGs) are widely used as transfer standards in inter-laboratory comparisons and as secondary standards by calibration laboratories. In both of these applications, it is necessary to ship the SRG for calibration, often internationally over long distances. A spring-transport mechanism is a device used to immobilize the SRG and keep it in vacuum during transport. This shop-note describes the design and mechanical testing of a robust spring-transport mechanism built by NIST.
Citation
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A
Volume
33

Keywords

spinning rotor gauge, SRG, vacuum calibrations, key comparison, vacuum metrology, spring-transport mechanism

Citation

Fedchak, J. , Scherschligt, J. , Sefa, M. and Phandinh, N. (2015), Building a Spring-Transport Mechanism for Spinning Rotor Gauges, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created April 3, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017