Design World: How SCHEUERLE Scaled the Andes to Construct the ALMA Telescope

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Design World: How SCHEUERLE Scaled the Andes to Construct the ALMA Telescope

In 2019 astronomers captured the first-ever photo of a black hole with the help of Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), the largest ground-based astronomical project on the planet.

Two Timken-equipped SCHEUERLE transporters moved ALMA’s 66 dish antennas up the Chilean Andes for optimal celestial viewing. Design World Online’s issue reveals the challenges of climbing and descending 6,500 ft. at high altitude…multiple times.

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Credit: ESO/S. Stanghellini