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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.