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Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM is down

December 14, 2018. The airlock won’t pump down, so it is probably a faulty vacuum pump. Regardless, Hitachi will send us a repair part that might be here on Monday. I’ll send you more info after I talk to them.

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM is down

November 27, 2018. During a power flicker last night the FESEM vacuum system did some crazy things. I’ve got it back on but the ion pumps have to cool before I can check the scope for functionality. I’m going to take it offline (no use) for the remainder of the …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB status

September 19, 2018. I’m having trouble clearing contamination from the cooling system lines. I’ve done a few flushes but now the pump has failed. I have another pump to install and with luck I can get it back online today. I’ll send you an update.

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM down

May 11, 2018. The ion pumps shut off last night and I can’t get them restarted. Hitachi is coming Monday and they can get it back on then.   The scope will be down until the middle of next week.  Sorry.

FE SEM

FESEM status

August 23, 2017. I replaced the vacuum pump yesterday and that fixed one problem. However, I found that the SEC vacuum gauge failed. That part will be here tomorrow and I’ll get it installed right away. Look for a status update tomorrow around noon.

FE SEM

FESEM is down

August 21, 2017. 1:14 pm. The likely problem is a bad vacuum pump. The company is going to try to get us one for delivery tomorrow. If the problem is the pump the repair will be quick. Stay tuned. 8:56 am. There is something wrong with the vacuum system. I’m …

New sputter coater

September 14, 2016. We installed a new sputter coater last spring. Some of you are still using the old system. That’s fine but the new one pumps down faster and applies a thinner coating (if that’s what you want). The only complication is that it is designed to use the …

Carbon Coater Update

December 3, 2013. The water pump in the Denton chiller failed. I have a new on order that will be here Thursday. Provided the pump arrives Thursday, I can have the Denton back online Friday morning. If you need carbon coating before then we have the Meridian coater that can …