Atlas Customer Comments
Customer satisfaction is our top priority... and what our customers have to say about working with us is the best referral we can offer to those considering working with Atlas for the very first time.
"We worked with Atlas Technologies to build a series of X and Y-shaped aluminum bending magnet vacuum chambers for an electron cooling system, which cools relativistic antiprotons at Fermilab. These UHV chambers enable the introduction of electrons to the antiproton beam and the extraction of the electrons from the beam after cooling. In electron cooling, beams of electrons and antiprotons circulate together at the same speed. The "colder” electrons interact with the "hotter” antiprotons and cool the beam of antiprotons in the same way that hot gas is cooled when it is mixed with cold gas. Fermilab was the first lab to demonstrate e-cooling at high energies, operating the electron beam at 4.3 MeV. Atlas made the chambers in two halves machined from thick plates of aluminum. Then they welded them together and attached Atlas CF flanges to the legs. All the chambers have performed very well, met our specifications and they were beautiful!"
Fermilab ILC Program
"During my tenure at Ovonic ECD (United Solar) I was very pleased with the service and quality we received from Atlas Technologies. Before working with Atlas all of our thin film photovoltaic production line was manufactured out of stainless steel. Atlas assisted us in converting the drive and transition chambers to aluminum; this created a substantial (50 to 60%) cost savings. By using the standard weld-on bimetallic Atlas AT- CF flanges we were able to eliminate O-rings and reduce contamination. The quality of the chambers and equipment we have received from them has been exceptional. Furthermore when we commission their chambers it has become worry-free for our installation crews. We maintain a very aggressive production schedule and they have always been accurate, up-front and on time with their delivery commitments. They also price themselves aggressively. I strongly recommend Atlas Technologies for future work."
Formerly, Design Supervisor
Energy Conversion Devices (United Solar)
"We have been working with Atlas for many years using their Atlas CF flanges and explosion bonding capability for assemblies such as beryllium windows. In 2005 we had a need for a dipole magnet vacuum chamber. Atlas competed with vacuum equipment manufacturers worldwide and won the bid, beating out stainless steel vendors in Europe and Russia by a large margin. This is a large chamber ~2.9 m long with two 50 mrad acceptance aperture IR beamlines tangential to the synchrotron electron beam orbit. All flanges including e-beam orbit, synchrotron radiation ports and pumping ports were fabricated from Atlas CF flanges. In addition to the demanding geometrical constraints of the dipole magnet the chamber was required to absorb all excess synchrotron radiation not entering the beamlines and resist any deformation due to forces incurred under vacuum. Atlas presented a preliminary design for approval before fabrication and conducted a complete FEA analysis of the chamber studying both the thermal loading and the vacuum deflection. Atlas fabricated the chamber in two halves with each half having a water cooling surface machined into the chamber. The two halves were welded together and final machining brought the chamber overall thickness tolerance and chamber radius of curvature tolerance to less than 1mm. The chamber is presently installed in the CAMD synchrotron in bending magnet 2 and attains a base pressure less than 5 x10-10 Torr without bakeout."
Research Associate Engineer
Engineering Support Group
A USA Academic Synchrotron