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Entry  Wed Jul 27 15:03:02 2016, sisyphus, Metaphysics, SUS, Broken wire Unknown.jpeg
    Reply  Wed Jul 27 16:56:47 2016, rana, Metaphysics, SUS, Broken wire 
    Reply  Thu Jul 28 08:42:36 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, wire clamp e12342.jpg
    Reply  Fri Jul 29 15:17:23 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, wire and clamping test 43micr242grs.jpg
       Reply  Fri Jul 29 20:12:54 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, third time - no luck 
          Reply  Mon Aug 1 14:09:20 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, third time - no luck 
             Reply  Tue Aug 9 16:19:27 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, torque driver for wire clamp 
                Reply  Wed Aug 10 15:34:24 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, 6 in-lbs torque driver for wire clamp screw 
          Reply  Wed Aug 3 00:15:39 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMX suspended 
             Reply  Wed Aug 3 09:26:54 2016, Lydia, Update, SUS, ETMX suspended: photos 8x
             Reply  Thu Aug 4 03:14:39 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMX suspended 
                Reply  Fri Aug 5 02:17:10 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMX Ruby Wire Standoff Ready for Gluing 8x
                   Reply  Fri Aug 5 04:43:09 2016, Koji, Update, SUS, ETMX Ruby Wire Standoff Ready for Gluing 
                   Reply  Fri Aug 5 18:21:28 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMX Ruby Wire Standoff GLUED 11x
                      Reply  Sun Aug 7 14:53:39 2016, ericq , Update, SUS, ETMX Standoff gluing was successful ETMX_resonances.pdfETMX_SUSspectra.zip
                         Reply  Tue Aug 9 00:44:43 2016, gautam , Update, SUS, ETMY patch-up 
                            Reply  Tue Aug 9 15:27:57 2016, gautam , Update, SUS, ETMY patch-up IMG_2996.JPGIMG_2997.JPG
                               Reply  Wed Aug 10 03:08:03 2016, gautam , Update, SUS, ETMY patch-up 
                                  Reply  Wed Aug 10 23:45:03 2016, gautam , Update, SUS, ETMY re-suspended 7x
                                     Reply  Thu Aug 11 00:20:41 2016, Koji, Update, SUS, ETMY re-suspended 
                                        Reply  Thu Aug 11 11:56:40 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY re-suspended pitchBalancingWithBias.PDF
                                           Reply  Mon Aug 15 18:28:15 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, Air-bake preparation IMG_6816.JPG
                                              Reply  Tue Aug 16 08:04:49 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, ETMY had Aluminum bridge AlBridge.jpg
                                              Reply  Tue Aug 16 21:54:27 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, Air-bake - IN PROGRESS IMG_3005.JPG
                                                 Reply  Wed Aug 17 08:47:43 2016, ericq, Update, SUS, Air-bake finished 
                                                    Reply  Wed Aug 17 23:00:57 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, Air-bake of towers IMG_3006.JPG
                                                       Reply  Thu Aug 18 08:17:16 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, wire clamping preparation 800P.jpg
                                                       Reply  Thu Aug 18 14:14:20 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, Air-bake of towers - finished 
                                                          Reply  Fri Aug 19 22:51:12 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMs first-contacted 
                                                             Reply  Sun Aug 21 16:23:05 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMX suspended IMG_3018.JPG
                                                                Reply  Mon Aug 22 13:06:11 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY suspended IMG_3019.JPG
                                                                   Reply  Mon Aug 22 18:04:24 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY OSEMs inserted 
                                                                      Reply  Tue Aug 23 19:35:38 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY back in IFO 10x
                                                                         Reply  Thu Aug 25 21:11:43 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY back in IFO ETMY_BounceSpectra_25Aug2016.pdf
                                                                            Reply  Fri Aug 26 11:35:44 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY UL sensor problematic  ETMY_BounceSpectra_26Aug2016.pdf41.png19.png
                                                                               Reply  Fri Aug 26 14:05:38 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, ETMY UL sensor problematic  ETMY-ULhistory.png
                                                                               Reply  Fri Aug 26 14:09:46 2016, ericq, Update, SUS, ETMY UL sensor problematic  
                                                                                  Reply  Sun Aug 28 21:40:11 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY UL sensor problematic  ETMY_UL_problematic.png
                                                                                     Reply  Mon Aug 29 09:37:05 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY UL sensor problematic  satelliteBox.png
                                                                                        Reply  Mon Aug 29 14:42:06 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ETMY Satellite box diagnostics IMG_6840.JPGIMG_6841.JPG
                                                                            Reply  Fri Aug 26 17:48:14 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, bounce mode coupling reduction ETMY_BounceSpectra_26Aug2016_1.pdf
                                                                               Reply  Mon Aug 29 21:53:14 2016, Lydia, Update, SUS, ETMY bounce mode coupling IMG_3051.JPG42.png
                                                                                  Reply  Tue Aug 30 20:26:36 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ITMY installed IMG_3052.JPGSRM_sensor_level_comp.pngETMY_BounceSpectra_30Aug2016.pdf
                                                                                     Reply  Wed Aug 31 18:07:43 2016, Johannes, Update, SUS, ITMY free swinging 
                                                                                        Reply  Wed Aug 31 22:09:18 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, Y arm locked to Green  
                                                                                           Reply  Thu Sep 1 08:30:24 2016, Steve, Update, SUS, ITMY_UL is sick ITMY_SENSOR_UL.pngspareSatAmp.jpg
                                                                                              Reply  Tue Sep 6 20:30:56 2016, rana, Update, SUS, ITMY_UL is sick 
                                                                                                 Reply  Tue Sep 13 11:00:59 2016, Lydia, Update, SUS, ETMY UL glitch returned 
                                                                                           Reply  Thu Sep 1 19:59:22 2016, Johannes, Update, SUS, IR mode flashes in Y arm 
                                                                                              Reply  Fri Sep 2 21:09:08 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, Y arm locked in air 03.png56.png
                                                                                                 Reply  Tue Sep 6 20:45:14 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, X arm test masses back in chamber IMG_3137.JPGIMG_3143.JPGIMG_3142.JPGIMG_3148.JPG
                                                                                                    Reply  Thu Sep 8 22:12:36 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, X arm in place, locked to green, IR flashes visible 
                                                                                                       Reply  Fri Sep 9 17:50:02 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, Heavy doors on BS-PRM, ETMY chambers 
                                                                                                          Reply  Sat Sep 10 14:26:01 2016, rana, Update, General, PRM SRM alignment Osamu.JPG
                                                                                                             Reply  Mon Sep 12 17:15:22 2016, Johannes, Update, General, PRM SRM alignment IMG_3273.JPGIMG_3275.JPG
                                                                                        Reply  Thu Sep 1 19:18:14 2016, Johannes, Update, SUS, ITMX and ETMX preemptive table leveling 8x
                                                                                           Reply  Fri Sep 2 21:15:53 2016, gautam, Update, SUS, ITMX and ETMX preemptive table leveling 
                                                                                     Reply  Thu Sep 1 15:43:16 2016, rana, Update, SUS, OSEM adjustments 
                                                                                        Reply  Mon Sep 5 19:57:24 2016, Osamu, Update, SUS, OSEM adjustments 
Message ID: 12357     Entry time: Fri Jul 29 20:12:54 2016     In reply to: 12355     Reply to this: 12359   12362
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: SUS 
Subject: third time - no luck 

[lydia, gautam]

Summary: Third unsuccessful attempt at getting ETMX suspended. I think we should dial the torque wrench back down to 1.0 N m from 1.5 N m for tightening the primary clamp at the top of the SOS tower. No damage to magnets, standoff successfully retrieved (it is sitting in the steel bowl)

Details:

  • We burned through two sets of wires today.
  • First, the assembly Eric and I had put together last night failed when Eric tightened the wire clamp (no torque wrench was used I think?)
  • This afternoon, Lydia and I re-assembled the suspension once again. Standoff was successfully inserted, coarse pitch balancing was achieved relatively easily - we think that the coarse pitch balance can be achieved if the end of the wire standoff closer to the groove is ~0.5mm ahead (i.e. towards HR side) of the guide rod.
  • Checked leveling of scribe lines, gave an extra 0.25 turns on the winches in anticipation of the wire sagging
  • Inserted OSEMs just short of magnets, verified that they were approximately centered, if anything, slightly above center, again in anticipation of the wire sagging. 
  • After taking pictures, we went ahead and attempted to clamp the wire (ALL EARTHQUAKE STOPS WERE ENGAGED)
  • Eric commented that the clamp piece did not slide in smoothly on the dowels (indeed it does not come off very easily either, I have just left it on for now). I don't remeber it being so difficult prior to us sending it into the maching shop to get rid of the grooves made by the suspension wire the first time around. But with the torque wrench, the piece moved in relatively easily (we had sanded down rough edges prior to putting this piece onto the suspension earlier in the afternoon.
  • I could feel that the torque wrench coming up on its limit. But the wire snapped before the torque wrench clicked. As far as I am aware, there were no rough edges on the piece, but perhaps we missed a spot?
  • I took the opportunity to discharge the optic using ionized nitrogen at 40psi. After about 2-3 minutes of a steady stream, I verified that a piece of the suspension wire no longer gets attracted to the barrel, as was the case earlier today.

Unfortunately I don't know of a more deterministic way of deciding on a "safe" torque with which to tighten the bolts except by trial and error. It is also possible that the clamping piece is damaged in some way and is responsible for these breakages, but short of getting the edges chamfered, I am not sure what will help in this regard.


Unrelated to this work: earlier today before the first wire failure, while I was optimistic about doing fine pitch balancing and gluing the standoff, I set up an optical lever arm ~3m in length, with the beam from the HeNe on the clean bench at 5.5 in above the table, and parallel to it (verified using Iris close to the HeNe and at the end of the lever arm). I also set up the PZT buzzer - it needs a function generator as well for our application, so I brought one into the cleanroom from the lab, isopropanol wiped it. The procedure says apply 5Vrms triangular wave at 1000Hz, but our SR function generators can't put out such a large signal, the most they could manage was ~2Vrms (we have to be careful about applying an offset as well so as to not send any negative voltages to the PZT voltage unit's "External input". All the pieces we need for the fine pitch balancing should be in the cleanroom now.

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