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Date: August 30, 2005 6:50:38 AM CDT
Subject: Automation Upgrades
There were some concerns expressed on the list server about upgrading the automation on the newer JEOL probes. We sell an automation upgrade package which I didn't want to talk about on the list server so I will pass this information on to you directly and if you feel it is useful information that is appropriate, feel free to pass it on.
We recently looked at the 8900 and 8200 and determined that we can attach our PC based system to these instruments. The Workstation would still control the column function but the PC has the software to run the stage, spectrometers and digital imaging (including mosaic and stage rastered mapping). The application is design after the famous Sandia TASK from the Tracor Northern days but has the modern Windows ease-of-use. We are a service laboratory first so we use our own system on an 8600 that is running all sorts of analyses everyday. We are analysts that can write software.
I am enjoying the activity on the list server and hope it catches on.
Geller MicroÅnalytical Lab, Inc.