Packing the MagAO-X Table at LCO for Shipment

This procedure describes how to pack MagAO-X optical table for shipment.

Estimate Time to Complete: 2 hrs

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MagAO-X Table Packing at LCO

Initial Conditions

  • [ ] The optical table is in the cleanroom, on the handling cart, fully disconnected from the control electronics.

Preparations

  • [ ] Secure all optics for transport.

  • [ ] Check that all components on table are securely fastened.

  • [ ] Install dessicant.

  • [ ] Shrink-wrap the instrument.

  • [ ] Install the reflective blanket for solar shielding.

Prepare the Box.

  • [ ] Move the empty box and shipping frame into the unpacking room with the forklift, placing it on 4 furniture dollies.

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The instrument box is brought to the unpacking area with the forklift.

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The instrument box being set down on dollies with the fork lift. Note the placement and orientation of the dollies.

  • [ ] Move the box towards the inside garage door, and stage 4 more dollies to accept the lid.

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Box in position to have the lid removed.

  • [ ] Remove the front panel from the box, place out of the way (e.g. outside).

  • [ ] Remove all bolts holding the lid to the pallet

  • [ ] Place the straight extension on the lifting fixture, and place it in the box-lid position.

  • [ ] Attach the lifting fixture to the lid.

  • [ ] Lift the lid with the crane, and set it down on the dollies.

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Box lid off, on dollies.

  • [ ] Move the pallet into the cleanroom to make room to maneuver the lid.

  • [ ] Then move the lid out of the way, e.g. outside on the lift.

Installing The Instrument On The Frame

  • [ ] Move the pallet and frame towards the front of the unpacking room.

  • [ ] Bring the instrument and cart out of the cleanroom.

NOTE: position the cart so that the taller heavier side of the instrument will set down on the side of the frame with the most wire-rope isolators. m

  • [ ] Install the scale between the load spreader and the crane, and place the lifting fixture in the instrument+cart position.

  • [ ] Install the triangle stabilizing rope ratchets, leaving them loose.

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Preparation of the lifting fixture.

  • [ ] With the crane, carefully position the load spreader over the table.

NOTE: be sure to guide both ends of the load spreader so it does not contact the instrumetn

  • [ ] Attach the load spreader to the cart. Two shackles are used to extend the length. The hooks should be placed opening up.

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Use two shackles for correct length.

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Hooks must open up on the cart to get the correct length.

  • [ ] Lift the instrument+cart, which weigh 1920 lbs, until all 4 wheels are off the ground. If it is out of balance, it will be necessary to manually correct.

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Lifting the instrument on its cart.

  • [ ] Adjust the load spread to find the best balance.

  • [ ] Tighten the triangle stabilizing rope ratchets.

  • [ ] With a person on each end stabilizing using the cart handles, lift the instrument to sufficient height to clear the shipping frame.

  • [ ] Carefully roll the pallet and frame under the instrument

  • [ ] Lower the instrument slowly to just touch the frame, but do not unload the crane.

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The instrument on the frame.

  • [ ] While the instrumetn is still supported by the crane, start bolts at each corner to guid the instrument down.

  • [ ] Lower the instrument until half the weight is off the crane.

  • [ ] Start all bolts, including installation of the Emerson Clamp base plates.

  • [ ] Fully lower the instrument, such that the crane is still supporting the cart weight of 320 lbs

  • [ ] Tighten all bolts holding the instrument to the shipping frame.

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Tightening the bolts.

  • [ ] Remove the 8 bolts holding the cart to the table.

  • [ ] Lower the cart so that it rests on the pallet.

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The cart lowered onto the pallet.

  • [ ] Disassemble the cart, moving the pieces to storage area.

  • [ ] Install the Emerson Clamps.

  • [ ] Arm all drop-n-tells, and install the data loggers.

Install the Lid and Door

  • [ ] Move the pallet and instrument on the dollies back into the cleanroom to make space for the lid

  • [ ] Bring the lid back into the unpacking area and position it to be lifted on. The open side goes towards the MagAO-X label on the instrument.

  • [ ] Put the load spreader back in the position to balance the lid, and attach it with the crane to the lid.

  • [ ] Lift the lid, and roll the instrument under the box.

  • [ ] Set the lid down on the pallet

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MagAO-X on the shipping frame inside the box.

  • [ ] Install the bolts along the bottom of the lid, securing it to the pallet.

  • [ ] Bring the front door panel back inside, and lift it into position.

  • [ ] Bolt the lid on.

  • [ ] Remove the liffting eyes from the box lid and stow them on the lower left insspection panel.