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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: 12386     Entry time: Tue Aug 9 15:27:57 2016     In reply to: 12384     Reply to this: 12390
Author: gautam  
Type: Update 
Category: SUS 
Subject: ETMY patch-up 

The pickle pickers came off nicely and both magnets seem to be glued on okay. The alignment of the face magnets look pretty good, but we will only really know once we suspend the mirror, check the pitch balance, and put in the OSEM coils.

I brought the ETMY suspension tower + OSEM coils out of the vacuum chamber into the cleanroom. Given that the old wire had a pretty sharp kink in it, I removed it with the intention of suspending the optic with a new length of wire. I noticed a few potential problems:

Attachment #1 - ETMY tower is different from ETMX tower: 

  • The ETMY suspension seems to be of an older generation - it does not have the the two secondary wire clamps. 
  • The top piece was attached to the body of the tower using non-silver-plated screws. Steve tells me this is the wrong type, and we can switch these out when we put it back together.
  • The wire clamp itself doesn't have much of a groove from the wire. But the wires have made asymmetric grooves in the tower itself (the left groove is deeper than the right as seen in Attachment #1), that are clearly visible. Should we get these grooves removed before attempting re-suspension? How do we want to remove it? Steve thinks the best option is to send it to the shop for milling, as there is hardly any room to rub sandpaper along the piece because of the pins, and these pins don't come out. 
  • Or do we just not care about these grooves for now, if we are planning to use new wire anyways after air-baking the towers? 
  • Steve thinks we should have a few spares of these top blocks handy (the latest version, with the secondary clamps), he wants to know if we should place an order for these (we already have 10 spare wire clamp pieces available for if/when we need them)

Attachment #2 - the base of the tower is significantly rusty:

  • A few wipes with an acetone soaked rag yielded quite a lot of rust
  • Steve thinks this is because the wrong type of stainless steel was used
  • Does this have to do with the cage being of an older variety? After a few vigorous wipes, no more rust came off, but the rusting process will presumably keep generating new rust? Is this a concern? Do we want to change this piece before putting the tower back in?

I am holding off on attempting to re-suspend the optic for now, until we decide if the old wire grooves need to be removed or not. If we are okay with re-using the same piece as is, or if we are okay with using sandpaper and not the machine shop to remove the grooves, I will resume the re-suspension process. 

Eric suggested another alternative, which is to use the old ETMX tower. I don't recall it being rusted, but this has to be checked again. The other problem of the wire-grooves would possibly still be an issue.


Regarding the vacuum bake of the ETMs, Bob tells us that the best case scenario we are looking at is September.

 

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