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FLAMINGOS-2 Snapshots of the Mos Dewar to Camera Dewar Vacuum Interface.
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From left to right in the CAD Drawing
1) Adapter ring (light blue)
2) Gate valve (grey/green)
3) Vacuum Cone (blue)
4) Steel Bellows, with 2 bolt flanges added (white)
CAD Drawing of Vacuum Interface Parts
19 May 2004
Final assembly of the Bellows, Vacuum Cone, Gate Valve and Adapter Ring. (80 KB)
Final assembly of Bellows, Vacuum Cone, and Gate Valve
05 Feb 2004
The bellows before the bolt flange was welded on. (71 KB)
The bellows before adding the bolt flange
05 Feb 2004
Machining the bolt flange for the bellows. (79 KB)
Machining the bolt flange for the bellows
20 Feb 2004
Another top View of the Vacuum Cone on top of the Gate Valve. (79 KB) Another top view of the Vacuum Cone and Gate Valve
10 Feb 2004 Top View of the Vacuum Cone on top of the Gate Valve. (85 KB) Looking down onto the Vacuum Cone and Gate Valve
10 Feb 2004 Side View #2 of the Vacuum Cone on top of the Gate Valve. (77 KB) Another side view of the Vacuum Cone on top of the Gate Valve
10 Feb 2004
Side View of the Vacuum Cone on top of the Gate Valve. (77 KB)
Vac Cone and Gate Valve Side View #1
05 Feb 2004
View looking down onto the Gate Valve. (79 KB)
Top view of the Gate Valve
05 Feb 2004
Chips of Aluminum after machining the Vacuum Cone. (87 KB)
Chips of Aluminum after machining the Vacuum Cone.
05 Feb 2004 The Vacuum cone being machined, view 3. (81 KB) Another view of the Vacuum Cone machining job
05 Feb 2004
The Vacuum cone being machined, view 2. (91 KB) View 2 of the Vacuum Cone machining job
05 Feb 2004
The Vacuum cone being machined. (76 KB)
Machining the Vacuum Cone
05 Feb 2004
80 Pound billet of Aluminum before it was turned into the 18 pound vacuum cone.
Machining done at the UF Physics Dept. Machine shop. (82 KB)
Billet of Aluminum for Vacuum Cone

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Last updated 2004 July 11, Sunday
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