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6400 SEM stage

November 8, 2016. The 6400 stage control misbehaves occasionally by “running away” when the stage cannot be controlled as it drives towards an end stop. If this happens to you turn off the control box with the red button above the joystick. The company gave me some ideas that I …

TEM is back online

May 28, 2014. The problem with the gionomatere stage turned out to be an easy fix.  Lucky us. BUT, the delay in y motion when the ball is rolled or the button is pushed remains a problem.  I am working with the service engineer to schedule a  visit in the …

FESEM backscatter detector

February 20, 2014. Yesterday we installed an accessory BSE detector on the FESEM. Unfortunately, there is a problem with the electronics and they will have to be sent back for repair. When you used the FESEM you will notice that the chamber scope camera has a different view of the …

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FESEM users please read

June 18, 2013. I installed a fixture onto the FESEM stage. Those of you who have used the system for a few years will recognize it. Its presence should not cause you any trouble. You will still be able to use short working distances. I’m not sure how long it …

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FESEM status

January 17, 2013. The maintenance will be complete this morning and then the FESEM can be used. I have released time on the online calendar. 4:30 pm. The FESEM stage Y-axis is not moving. I am checking it out before leaving today. The scope cannot be used. I’ll keep you …

TEM stage repaired

March 30, 2012. I have the stage working now. The problem occurred when someone  could not see the entire grid and continued turning the stage x-axis control until the screw threads tore out.  Most equipment control knobs are meant to be turned a certain number of times.  When the knob …

TEM is down

March 28, 2012. The TEM is down with a stage problem.  It cannot be used.  I’ii be working on it for the next few days.  I hope to have it back online before the weekend.