Automatic sample changer
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We routinely mount the following pieces of equipment: sample changer with water/glycol thermal bath, cryostats, closed cycle refrigerators, furnaces, high pressure cells and rigs, gas rigs. Check out the related links. But we are more than happy to design together new sample cans and extreme (or just strange) conditions experiments on demand.
All our pieces of equipment are easily controlled through a scriptable Labview interface.
The most simple setup on SANDALS employs a short stick (with the possibility of a simple heater element and/or temperature sensor connected to it).
The most popular one though, makes use of a sample changer (guess why!). Our sample changer allows to load up to 15 samples at the same time and run them cyclically. It needs a crane (alias your local contact) in order to change sample.
The sample changer is attached to a water bath (Julabo FP50, circulating 8 litres of 50% ethylene glycol-water mixture) able to reach temperatures in the range -5°C to 110°C, or just to keep your samplke at constant room temperature.
Occasionally and asking kindly we can borrow the bigger LOQ water bath (Julabo FP52, 24 litres) to reach temperatures down to -60°C (we have really attempted only -28°C until now).
For more information see the sample environment page or contact the instrument scientists.
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