Automounters are intended to help maximize throughput at synchrotron beam lines where heavy shielding and safety interlocks slow manual access to the experiment. A sizable number of crystals can be stored in the hutch, accessed randomly, mounted and dismounted; all without entering the hutch.
MacCHESS has an ALS-style crystal automounter available at F1 beamline. The F1 automounter is a BAM-2 with a 3-axis Cartesian robot. BAM-2 automounter accepts Uni-pucks and ALS pin bases with 18 mm pins. See "required equipment" for more details.
- Remote data collection at crystallography beamlines
- How to operate BAM2 robot
- PXRR/Biology Department. Automounter Sample Preparation