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Because this years meeting is being held in a convention center and attendees will be staying at a number of hotels the format of many of the meetings programs have been changed.
SIS Hospitality Suite at the ASMS 96 Meeting in Portland OregonJoin SIS at our Hospitality Suite for a Yogurt Sundae
Monday and Tuesday 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ASMS Convention Room A103SIS has reserved a room in the convention center, which will be open Monday and Tuesday during the meeting as follows:
SIS Meeting Room at ASMS Convention: Room A103 General Open Hours: Monday and Tuesday This room will be open to all during the following hours as established by ASMS 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Join us for a Yogurt Sundae 5:50 pm to 7:30 pm - Join us to discuss your needsIn addition our meeting room will be open at other times for private conference meetings. If you would like to spend some time with the Staff of SIS, plan to stop by and see us during the general open hours listed above or give us a call to schedule a conference meeting to discuss any of our products or services or to discuss your particular requirements of SIS. We look forward to the ASMS meeting each year. We get a lot of new ideas for new products as well as suggestions as to how we can better serve you. We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you either in our meeting room or at one of the many posters that we will be presenting. We would be happy to discuss our capabilities and offer our expertise regarding custom instrument modifications or designs for new products. Our goal is to serve the needs of the mass spectrometer community.
SIS Poster Session at the ASMS 96 Meeting in Portland OregonManufacturers Poster Session - All Days
SIS on the World Wide WEB John Manura, Christopher Baker, Steven Colby and Santford OvertonMonday - May 13, 1996 - SIS Poster Sessions
The Design of a New Direct Probe Inlet for a Mass Spectrometer Christopher Baker and John Manos Application of SIMION 6.0 to Filament Design for Mass Spectrometer Sources Christopher Baker, Steven Colby and John ManuraTuesday - May 14, 1996 - SIS Poster Sessions
Volatile Organic Composition in Blueberry Santford Overton and John ManuraThursday - May 16, 1996
Application of SIMION 6.0 to Problems in Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Steven Colby and John Manura Delayed Extraction and Laser Desorption: Time-lag Focusing and Beyond Steven Colby Santford Overton and John ManuraHyperlink to any of the above titles to view an abstract on the above posters. One particular paper of importance to the mass spectrometer user is the poster presentation on Thursday by Sandy on Pump Oils for vacuum pumps. For this paper we ran 2 vacuum pumps with 2 different oils (Inland 19 & Invoil 45) for three months. Oil samples were removed every week and analyzed via purge and trap GC/MS. The two pump oils were then compared to demonstrate the degradation of these oils and to show why pump oils should be changed frequently. Steven Colby will also be presenting several posters to demonstrate the use of the SIMION 3D software in the design of mass spectrometer sources (Monday) and in Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers (Thursday). Additional applications of Simion can also be discussed with Steve at our hospitality suite.
Micro Cryo-Trap to be Introduced at Pitt Con by SISSIS has developed a new 1.0" long GC Cryo-Trap for trapping volatiles at the front of a GC column. This new product will be introduced at PittCon in March. We have conducted studies that have shown that the trapping region in the GC Cryo-Trap can be 1.0 inch or less in length. The new Micro GC Cryo-Trap uses less than 3% of the cooling gas that would be required to cool the entire GC oven and less than 1/4 the cooling gas used to cryo-trap via other trapping devices on the market. The result is more efficient trapping of volatiles at temperatures down to -70 degrees C using liquid CO2 and down to -180 degrees C using liquid nitrogen. In addition the trap can be heated up to 400 degrees C at a ballistic ramp rate of about 1000 degrees per minute to rapidly and efficiently release the volatile organics. Additional details are listed on the Micro Cryo-Trap pages and Application Note 38 fully describes this product.
Posted 2/10/96SIMION Section. Simion is now available at a special introductory price of only $495.00
Simion 3D version 6.0 is a new PC based ion optics simulation program designed for modeling ions mass spectrometers and other ion optic instruments. At SIS we use this program to design new mass spectrometer filaments and to study mass spec source design. Manufacturers of electron multipliers use this software to design their detectors and instrument designers use it to design new instruments and to maximize the sensitivity of the instruments. Use this powerful software to study ion source and detector optics in time-of-flight, quadrupole, ion trap and magnetic sector mass spectrometers in order to discover improvements that can be made to your instruments as well as to develop new instrument designs.
Steve Colby is responsible for the addition of this new product to SIS and can answer your technical questions on SIMION. Steve plans several posters for presentation at ASMS and will be there to answer your questions. You can reach Steve at (908) 788-5550 or via e-Mail.
Posted 2/10/96Software pages now under construction or .
New Application Notes available on the WEBThe following Application Notes are now on our WEB pages. These Application Notes cover research and the papers presented at the 1995 EAS meeting and the 1996 Pittsburgh Conference.
The following papers were presented at EAS, November 1995Application Note 28 - Analysis of Volatile Organics in Latex Paints by Automated Headspace Sampling and GC Cryo-Focusing
Application Note 32 - Selection and Use of Adsorbent Resins for Purge and Trap Thermal Desorption Applications
Application Note 35 - Volatile Organic Composition of Cranberries
Application Note 36 - Identification of Volatile Organic Compounds in a New Automobile
Application Note 37 - Volatile Organic Emissions from Automobile Tires
The Following papers are to be Presented at Pitt Con, March 1996Application Note 29 - Analysis of Volatile Organics in Oil Base Paints by Automated Headspace Sampling and GC Cryo-Focusing
Application Note 38 - A New Micro Cryo-Trap for Trapping of Volatiles at the front of a GC Column
Application Note 39 - Comparison of Sensitivity of Headspace GC, Purge and Trap Desorption and Direct Thermal Extraction Techniques for Volatile Organics
Application Note 40 - Comparison of Septa by Direct Thermal Extraction
Application Note 41 - Hydrocarbon Production in Pine by Direct Thermal Extraction
Other Application Notes - not presented at meetingsApplication Note 34 - Selection of Thermal Desorption and Cryo-Trap Parameters in the Analysis of Teas
Scientific Instrument Services at Pitt Con 96 - Booth # 2441SIS is finalizing its plans for this years Pitt Con meeting scheduled for March 3-8, 1996 in Chicago, IL. Our booth will feature the Short Path Thermal Desorption System, our new Micro Cryo-Trap, Mass Spec and GC supplies and services and other new products. Plan to stop by and see us at booth #2441.
SIS Presentations at Pitt Con 96
The following is a list of papers and posters to be presented by Scientific Instrument Services at Pitt Con 96. Hyperlink on the paper to see an extended abstract. In many cases the complete paper is present in our Internet pages. You can hyperlink to the complete paper from the abstract.
(019P) - Comparison of Septa by Direct Thermal Extraction, Santford Overton, John Manura
(021P) - Comparison of Sensitivity of Headspace GC, Purge and Trap Thermal Desorption and Direct Thermal Extraction Techniques for Volatile Organics, John Manura, Santford Overton
(023P) - A New Micro Cryo-Trap for the Trapping of Volatiles at the Front of a GC Capillary Column, Chris Baker, John Manura, John Manos
(362P) - Hydrocarbon Production in Pine by Direct Thermal Extraction, Santford Overton, John Manura
(1112) - Analysis of Motor Oils Using Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Santforn Overton, John Manura.
Posted 1/27/96Galileo Model 5772) is manufactured by Galileo for S.I.S. and will improve the performance of your MSD by a factor of at least 4 times. This is accomplished by improving the signal to noise ratio through new design changes which have been engineered into this multiplier. Receive a FREE HP Model 20S Scientific Calculator with the purchase of each Galileo model 5772 multiplier.
Model 5772 multiplier for the HP 5970 - $745.00Galileo Model 5778 .
Model 5778 multiplier for the HP 5971, 5972 and GCD - $695.00
New Product Development Manager at SISSIS has created a new position of Product Development Manager as part of our efforts to expand the capabilities and products that we supply to the mass spec community. Steven Colby was selected to fill this position. Steven comes to us from Indiana University where he received his PhD under the direction of Jim Reilly. Steven has an excellent background in mass spectrometer design. In particular he has done extensive work in the design and operation of Laser Time-of-Flight mass spectrometers. Steven's main responsibilities will be to develop new accessories for mass spectrometers. Already several projects and new product lines are in the works to be introduced in the near future. If you are looking for help in the design of an accessory for your instruments or are interested in SIS manufacturing and marketing your discoveries, give Steven a call.
Steven Colby - Product Development Manager, SIS
Phone: (908) 788-5550
FAX: (908) 806-6631
Chris Baker - Promoted to General Manager of SISChris Baker has been promoted to the position of General Manager of SIS. In this position, Chris is responsible for the overall operation of the manufacturing and repair facilities at SIS, as well as the development of new manufacturing and repair processes. Chris will be working with Steve Colby to develop new working relationships with OEM manufacturers and customers to develop new products and manufacturing services for SIS. Chris has been with SIS for 14 years.
Christopher Baker - General Manager, SIS
Phone (908) 788-5550
FAX: (908) 806-6631
Happy New Year - 1996On behalf of the staff of Scientific Instrument Services I want to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.
Our Internet site has been a great success. We thank all of you who have responded with your e-Mail messages of encouragement. We have a lot more planned to include in our pages on the Internet for 1996. We just completed the section on Mass Spec Supplies and Services from our catalog. We also have the sections on Thermal Desorption, Adsorbent Resins and the GC Cryo-Trap on Line. Eventually our entire catalog will be on line. Below are a few of the statistics on the response to our Internet Pages.
Sep. 1995 Oct. 1995 Nov. 1995 Dec. 1995 Unique Host Computers 420 598 1,581 2,000 Total Hits / 10,400 13,084 36,499 50,000 kilobytes transferred 33,000 40,835 105,804 120,000
SIS Employees Recognized for Outstanding ContributionsFour members of the SIS staff were recognized by the management of SIS for their outstanding performances which led to the growth and expansion of Scientific Instrument Services during the past year. We thank these individuals as well as all the members of our staff for their outstanding effort to serve our customers. The following awards were presented at 1995 Christmas party.
John Manos - For the design and development of 2 new models of the GC Cryo-Trap which will be introduced at Pitt Con this year.
Allen Singer - For the development of the Graphics Arts Services and Large Color Output as a viable new business venture for SIS.
Tony Dudick - For extra efforts made during the installation of our new AS400 Computer System and the integration of the new software to improve the operation and efficiency of our office operations.
Carmela Lane - For accomplishments made in the expansion of our international sales. As the result of these efforts our international sales were up more than 30% in 1995.
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