The MCOR 12 system is a 16-channel precision magnet driver, capable of providing bi-polar output currents in the range from -12A to +12A. The MCOR 30 system is an 8-channel precision magnet driver, capable of providing bi-polar output currents in the range from -30A to +30A. The output current can be adjusted smoothly through zero. A single, unregulated bulk power supply provides the main DC power for the entire crate. The MCOR system employs a modular architecture, so that any individual channel is serviceable without disturbing the operation of adjacent channels in the same crate. This feature significantly improves the overall availability of the accelerator, since in most cases the beam lattice can tolerate the loss of a single corrector and continue to operate, but could not handle the loss of an entire crate of correctors during the repair effort.
Each module can be customized to provide maximum outputs of 2 amps, 6 amps, 9 amps, and 12 amps. Up to 16 of these can fit in a single 6U VME style crate.
Each module can provide a maximum output 30 amps. Up to 8 of these can fit in a single 6U VME style crate.
All MCOR modules are housed in a 6U VME style crate. Each crate can house up to 16 MCOR 2/6/9/12 modules or 8 MCOR30 modules. A crate can house both MCOR2/6/9/12 and MCOR 30 modules but it is important to note all modules in the same crate will share the same input voltage.
The MCOR system has been used throughout physics laboratories around the world. Click below to view published papers written by some of these institutions.