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Gorham, Maine – Mega Industries, LLC. has been awarded a contract by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory. As part of an important program, known as PXIE, Mega will provide UHV (Ultra High Vacuum) power couplers for a RFQ (Radio Frequency Quadrupole) that will accelerate the proton beam within the PXIE linear accelerator at Fermilab while insuring vacuum integrity. This accelerator, when complete, will be unique among high power proton facilities either operating or under development anywhere in the world.
“Our UHV clean room is a major advancement for a manufacturer of waveguides, enabling us to lead the market in this area”, says Peter Matthews, Mega CEO.
At the same time, a strong engineering staff and aggressive product development environment along with the investment in facilities has enabled Mega to stay in tune with the needs such as this of the scientific.
“We have a strong customer/supplier relationship with Fermilab and strive do the same with others”, said Lisa Cummings, Mega Account Manager, “Once again Mega is able to deliver against the most stringent requirements”.
This award was the result of a merit review, and delivery of the power couplers is scheduled 3rd quarter 2015.
Fermilab, founded in 1967 and just outside Chicago in Batavia, Illinois has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. At this laboratory, world-leading accelerators and detectors are built to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible.
Mega Industries, a trusted name in Microwave Technology since 1989, and a world leader in the manufacture of Microwave transmission equipment (Waveguide and Coaxial) and solutions for high power, ultra high vacuum, & low frequency.