Unique know-how derived from the precise construction and operation of some of the world's largest and most complex machines.

CERN's Know-How:

  • Decades of experience in the design and installation of LHC components – requiring leading and innovative competence in large-scale, geodetic metrology.
  • Development of devices for micrometric alignment and adjustment
  • Continuous in-situ measurement and monitoring of installations, including in harsh environment

Facts & Figures:

  • 27 km: circumference of the LHC
  • 30 t: weight of components requiring alignment with micrometric resolution
  • 80 m: accumulated length variation of the LHC due to differences in temperature during the course of one year
  • 0.15 mm: vertical and transversal relative displacement tolerance of the LHC  

Value Proposition:

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