18 November 2018
A recently completed project has been two, 130-inch (3,318mm) diameter solid wire coils destined for use in a cyclotron.
Great care was taken to ensure the coil was kept within a strict dimensional envelope and that the enamel wire insulation remained undamaged. With each coil weighing 3.43 tons (7,566 lbs) when complete, special handling techniques were employed to make sure it did not distort under its own weight. Heavy steel shipping frames weighing more than the coil were designed and manufactured in-house to ensure safe delivery.
While we have the ability to make large, 30 ton magnets, most of our work is in manufacturing small and medium sized coils.
Recent work has included 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) projected field magnets destined for laboratories and a couple of 310 gram (11 oz) deflector magnets for a prototype cancer treatment device.