An overview of the setup of the optical and experimental hutches can be found here.

Sample Handling Robot

The MASSIF experimental stations are designed as highly automated production lines. Thus a simple design and the use of industrial solutions has been chosen. Sample manipulation on MASSIF-1 is performed by a TX60L robot by Stäubli.


Click here to see the robot working at liquid nitrogen temperature.


Because of the lack of industrial solution, an ESRF Automated Dewar was developed with the help of Absolut System, which is capable to maintain 24 pucks in lN2 (i.e. 240 samples in SPINE standard pucks).

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Opened-Closed Dewar