Working with the department of high energy physics at Manchester University developing a fully automated machine for the assembly and wiring of the SuperNEMO particle physics detector cell assemblies.
50 micron stainless steel wire is tensioned and clamped between 2 cells 3m apart. Some 20,000 of these assemblies will be required for the final detector.
Wire clamping mechanism. Simultaneously clamps 10x 50 micron wires to cell assemblies.
Wire is driven through stainless steel rollers by stepper motors and tensioned via a spring arm mechanism.