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Technical Services – Overview

The purpose of the Technical Support Services Unit at iThemba LABS is to provide a sustainable, reliable and affordable engineering and infrastructure support service for our multi-disciplinary groups and our user base.

The following are the technical support services that we offer to our operational facilities:

  1. Electrical support service: Maintenance and upgrading of all electrical installations, including UPS systems, MV and LV switchgear and cabling.
  2. Mechanical support service: Maintenance and upgrading of chiller plants, HVAC systems, general buildings and grounds maintenance and upkeep.
  3. RF systems development and maintenance.
  4. Vacuum systems maintenance.
  5. Beam diagnostics systems and ion source maintenance and upgrades.
  6. Control electronics and power supply maintenance and development
  7. Control software maintenance and upgrades
  8. Mechanical workshop services (CNC machining, specialised welding, etc.)

All of the above are accomplished by our dedicated in-house teams of engineers and technicians (electrical, electronic, mechanical and software, fitters & turners).