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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 …

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM status

April 1, 2013. The FESEM is back online. I’d like to let it pump overnight and, unless the is some problem, you can start using it tomorrow morning. March 29, 2013. The FESEM is unusable. We have 2 bad vacuum pumps, one of which is a “new, rebuilt” pump Hitachi …

FE SEM

FESEM is down

March 27, 2013. The FESEM is down with a failed vacuum pump. Hitachi si sending another that will arrive about lunchtime tomorrow. The new pump should repair the problem. I will keep you informed of progress.