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Analytical and Technical Services
Coordinator of Instrument / Equipment Repair and Fabrication Services

Electronic Instrumentation

  • High Performance Instrument Repair:
    • Examples include: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GCMS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrophotometer (ICP), Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AA), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR), X-ray Instruments, Electron Microscopes, Scintillation Counters, Instron Strength and Fatigue Tester, (New Instrument Acquisitions -- DNA Sequencer, Phosphor Imager, Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LCMS), and More To Come)
  • Electronics Repair (Anything That Uses Electricity):
    • Examples include: Gas Chromatographs (GCs) with many types of Detectors, Ultra-Violet/Visible (UV/VIS) Spectrophotometers, High Pressure Liquid Chromotography (HPLC), Total Organic Carbon Analyzers (TOC), Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Osmometer, Centrifuges (Refrigerated/Non Refrigerated) (Low, Hi, and Ultra speed), Presses (Up to and Including 400 Ton Presses), Tensile Testers, Freeze Dryers, Ovens (Low and High temp), Furnaces, Integrators, Water Baths, Oil Baths, Shakers, Environmental Chambers, Incubators, Power Conditioners, Water Circulators, Growth Chambers, Walk-in Coolers, Refrigerators, Radioactive Detection Instruments, Microwaves, Balances, Microscopes, Chart Recorders, Power supplies (AC and DC volt), PH Meters, Oxygen Meters, Industrial Controllers for Many Different Applications, Fuel Cell Test Stations, Tape Recorders, Projection Equipment
  • Obsolete Instrument Repair (Vacuum Tubes to Transistors)
  • Electronics Troubleshooting (Read Schematics and Wiring Diagrams / Reverse Engineer)
  • Electronic Instrument Design and Fabrication (Radiation Detector, Amplifiers, Switching Circuits, Control Modules, etc.)
  • Micro-Electronic Repair (Timers, Watches, Cameras, Electrodes, etc.)
  • Micro-Electronic Fabrication (Strain gauges, Thermocouples, etc.)
  • Soldering (Instrument Wiring up to and Including Multiple Layer Circuit Boards)
  • College-Wide Signal Driven Clock Repair
  • Electronic Wiring Harness (Design, Fabrication, and Repair)
  • Electrical Wiring Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Computer Interfacing to Instrumentation (Low End to High Performance)
  • Perform Instrument Upgrades of All Types (Hardware and Software)
  • Motor Boat Wiring (Installation and Repair)

Mechanical Instrumentation

  • Design & Fabricate Non-Electronic Instrumentation/Equipment (High Pressure Reactors, Portable Field Centrifuge, Custom Color Comparitor, Deep Water Sampler, Precision Laser Tables, Cell/Sample Holders, Surface Coating System, Core Extruder, etc.)
  • Machining ( Metal "Steel, SS Steel, Brass, Aluminum", Plastics of All Types) Utilizing Metal Lathe, Vertical Mill, Shaper Mill, and Other Machinery
  • Micro-Machining (Same as Above Only Much Smaller Scale) Utilizing Micro Tools Including Watch Makers Micro Lathe
  • Welding ( Metal "Steel, SS Steel, Cast Iron, Aluminum", Several Types of Plastics) Utilizing Acetylene Gas, AC Arc, MIG....and for Plastics Either Heat or Chemical
  • Spot Welding (Many Types of Metals Including Platinum)
  • Brazing / Soldering
  • Micro-Brazing / Soldering
  • Metal Cutting (Acetylene Torch, Band Saw)
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Hydraulics Troubleshooting and Repair (Presses Up to and Including 400 Ton , etc.)
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning [HVAC] (Provide Technical Consultations, Interpret Specifications, Recommend Solutions)
  • Plumbing (Interface with Physical Plant Personnel, Connect Water to High Performance Instruments)
  • Air Purification Systems (Interpret Instrument Specifications, Recommend, Install, Instruct Users on Proper Maintenance, and Repair Systems)
  • Water Purification Systems (Same as Air)
  • Gas Purification Systems (Same as Air)
  • High Pressure Air Systems (Design, Fabrication, and Repair)
  • Vacuum Systems (Design, Fabrication, and Repair)
  • Vacuum Pump Repair (Belt Driven and Direct Drive) (Oil Filled and Oil less)
  • Air Compressor Repair (Same as Vacuum Pump Repair)
  • High Pressure Gas Regulator Repair
  • Specialty Gas Line Design and Fabrication for custom Applications
  • Specialty Projects Using Wood (Utilizing Table Saws, In-Line Rip Saw, Band Saws, Planners, Radial Arm Saw, Drill Press, Jointer, etc.)
  • Repair of Industrial Wood Working Machines Listed Directly Above

Other Services

  • Consulting
  • Advise on Instrument Purchases (Low End to High Performance)
  • Assist Researchers with Research Problems
  • Interface with Other Campus Repair Services to Achieve Completion of Design or Repair (Interdepartmental Cooperation is a MUST in This Position)
  • Ordering Parts and Materials for Instrument Repair and Fabrication
  • Worldwide Location of Obsolete Parts for Obsolete Instrumentation Repair
  • Instrument/Equipment Moving/Rigging
  • Recommend Specialty Materials Utilizing Chemical Compatibility Data
  • Interface with Manufacturers, Product Support, and Vendors
  • Match Surplus College Equipment with Laboratory Needs
  • Maintain and Update Shop Records
  • Maintain and Update Extensive Parts Inventory
  • Maintain and Update Reference Material Library
  • Locate Homes for Instruments / Equipment Donated to the College