Sample Changer

 

NEW: TELL sample changer


X06SA-PXI (only)
 

  • Unipucks onlySPINE pucks is no longer be supported at X06SA-PXI (but still in use at both X10SA-PXII and X06DA-PXIII)
    • Unipucks and tooling are available for on-site use
    • Please plan appropriate extra time before the beamtime if you need to shuffle your samples to Unipucks
      • A Combipuck system is available on site and may be use to transfer between Spine puck and Unipuck
  • The use of the spreadsheet is mandatory with TELL: samples.xls
  • Large dewar capacity of 30 Unipucks
  • Current sample exchange time of 27 s
  • Samples must be shipped in Unipucks for remote operation
  • Pin format is unchanged (see below). We recommend using SPINE standard pins.
  • Manual mounting still available


 

CATS sample changer


X10SA-PXII 
X06DA-PXIII

 

  • SPINE pucks
    • pucks can be borrowed on site
  • Caps and vials: Molecular Dimensions CryoCaps and Molecular Dimensions CryoVials (MD site)
    • This is critical!
    • NOTE that, e.g., Hampton vials will not be adequate for usage with the system
  • Pucks: Molecular Dimensions EMBL/ESRF Baskets MD site
  • samples.xls: Spreadsheet with sample information to use with the CATS robot


 

Sample requirements (for both CATS and TELL sample changers)
 

  • 18 mm pin length