The experimental hutch is considered a laboratory -- no food or drink allowed. No one is allowed inside the hutch with the door closed, even if there is no x-ray beam in the ring.
Users should be aware that there is no collision protection on the equipment, only limit switches and software limits. Operation of the detector or goniometer motors will not stop abruptly unless done so via the keyboard.
When moving, the CCD detector poses a crush hazard with the goniometer. Do not stand between the goniometer and detector when the detector is in motion.
When the CCD detector is not in use, the metal faceplate should be installed on the front face of the detector.
Never touch the front face of the CCD detector. It is very fragile.
Users should be careful around the beam stop since it can be easily broken or displaced if bumped.
The goniometer motor moves very fast. Anyone with long hair or long sleeve shirts should take precautions when standing or mounting crystals so as not to get anything caught on the goniometer motor or in the kappa mounting assembly.
All light sources around the goniometer are operated via fiber optics. These bulbs are very hot and could cause burns. Avoid opening the light sources or touching the light source boxes.
All cameras have a fixed optical zoom. Do not touch any camera lens or adjust the zoom. If adjusted, the optical properties of the beamline will be off-axis resulting in a displacement of the sample or alignment of the x-ray beam.
Only operate end-station equipment via the computer screen. Never touch equipment controls inside the hutch.