The shield is constructed of rugged PETG material. It rotates via ultra-smooth bearings in both the clockwise and counter-clockwise directions, guided into the open or closed positions with magnetic detents. An electrical interlock prevents test stand operation while the door is open.
For crosshead adjustment during sample loading, the FollowMe® force-based positioning function is active even while the door is open. The FollowMe® function is included with the shield, and does not need to be separately ordered with the test stand.
FollowMe® may be used in all new ESM303 test stands and existing ESM303 test stands with the following minimum firmware versions:Front: 2.02.08
With earlier firmware versions, the door interlock is still operational, however FollowMe® cannot be activated while the door is open. Test stand firmware upgrades are available at no charge. Contact Mark-10 for details.