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SIS MS Filament and Heater Repair

Scientific Instrument Services, Inc. is a world leader in the repair and manufacture of filaments for mass spectrometers and other scientific instruments. Our manufacturing capabilities include filament design, vacuum brazing, filament spot-welding, laser welding, and high purity cleaning of the filament assemblies. For a complete description of this repair service see the section on Mass Spectrometer Filament Repair and Manufacture.

  • Agilent (HP)Agilent
    (HP)
    We will completely clean the assembly and replace the rhenium filament wire.
  • AircoAirco
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • AdixenAdixen
    Filament repairs for your Adixen/Alcatel leak detector
  • AmetekAmetek
    Keep your Ametek instrument running with filaments repaired by SIS
  • AMDAMD
    Your AMD filaments can be made good as new!
  • BalzersBalzers
    Don't toss your old filaments; repair them!
  • CamecaCameca
    SIS is the world leader in filament repairs for analytical instruments
  • CannonCannon
    Repaired filaments for your Cannon instrument
  • CDSCDS
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • Consolidated ElectrodynamicsConsolidated Electrodynamics
    SIS repairs a large variety of leak detector filaments
  • CVCCVC
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • Dupont/CECDupont/CEC
    Filament repairs for your Dupont/CEC at SIS.
  • EAIEAI
    Filaments for your EAI instrument
  • Enraf NoniusEnraf Nonius
    SIS repairs x-ray filaments also!
  • ExtrelExtrel
    Get your Extrel mass spec running again with filaments repaired by SIS.
  • GriffinGriffin
    Filament repairs for your Griffin part.
  • GVGV
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • HidenHiden
    RGA filaments are repaired by SIS
  • JeolJeol
    This is not an exchange program. Your filaments are repaired and returned to you.
  • Kimball PhysicsKimball Physics
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • KratosKratos
    If you still have a Kratos mass spec we can fix your filament!
  • LECOLECO
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • Leybold InficonLeybold Inficon
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • LKBLKB
    Filaments for LKB.
  • MantisMantis
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • MarquetteMarquette
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • MassforMassfor
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • MattsonMattson
    SIS repairs a wide variety of filaments
  • Milton RoyMilton Roy
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • MKSMKS
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • NermagNermag
    The R10-10 filaments can be repaired only with rhenium ribbon.
  • NicoletNicolet
    SIS repairs filaments for your Nicolet instrument
  • NuclideNuclide
    Filament repairs for your Nuclide Filament
  • OmicronOmicron
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • OxfordOxford
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • Perkin Elmer/Torion/HitachiPerkin Elmer/Torion/Hitachi
    All RMU filaments and heaters are repairable.
  • Physical ElectronicsPhysical Electronics
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • REM PhillipsREM Phillips
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • RiberRiber
    Filament repairs for your Riber Filament
  • RigakuRigaku
    These instruments, which are used in crystallography, utilize coiled tungsten filaments.
  • SaraSara
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • SerconSercon
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • ShimadzuShimadzu
    Filament repairs for all Shimadzu mass specs - QP1000, QP2000, QP5000
  • Siemens/BrukerSiemens/Bruker
    These instruments, which are used in crystallography, utilize coiled tungsten filaments.
  • SpectraSpectra
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • SpectromassSpectromass
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • SpectrumSpectrum
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • TestaTesta
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • Thermo/FinniganThermo/Finnigan
    Filament repairs for all of your Thermo instruments.
  • TremetricsTremetrics
    If you still have a Tremetrics mass spec we can repair your filaments
  • UlvacUlvac
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • UTIUTI
    S.I.S. can repair filaments for many mass spectrometers.
  • VacumetricsVacumetrics
    Filament repairs for your Vacuumetrics Filament
  • VarianVarian
    Filaments repaired for your Varian mass spectrometer.
  • VEECOVEECO
    VEECO leak detector filaments can be repaired by SIS
  • Waters/VG/FisonsWaters/VG/Fisons
    Your filaments are repaired and returned to you.

Repairs

Repair of Mass Spectrometer Filaments & Heaters

Most mass spectrometer filaments and heaters can be repaired and restored to a like-new condition by proper cleaning methods and by the replacement of the filament ribbon or wire, and heater coils. Scientific Instrument Services, Inc. repairs all of the filaments shown in the following pages plus many others not shown or listed in the tables.

Standard Filament Repairs. All filaments can be repaired with the standard filament material that was used on all the original filaments. This is our standard filament repair. However they can also be repaired with SISAlloy® wire or Yttria coated SISAlloy for improved filament performance as described below.

SISAlloy Filament Repair. Many filaments can also be repaired by SIS using the new Rhenium alloy (SISAlloy®) developed by SIS. SISAlloy® is an alloy of pure rhenium doped with a small concentration of Yttria. The Yttria improves the strength of the Rhenium. The electrical characteristics of SISAlloy are identical to pure rhenium,however the filament has less tendency to sag, thereby improving filament performance.

Yttria Coated SISAlloy Filaments. In addition the SISalloy filament wire can be coated with Yttria for improved filament performance. Filaments coated with yttria emit electrons at a lower filament current and therefore they run cooler. This results in longer filament life by 2 to 3 times. See the review articles hyper-linked above for details on these processes.

Procedures

Standard Procedures for the Repair of Filaments

  • Inspected upon arrival at our facilities
  • Cleaned completely
  • Damaged or broken parts repaired or replaced
  • New filament aligned & spotwelded in place
  • Not an exchange program. Your filaments are replaced and returned to you.

For a complete description of this repair service see the section on Mass Spectrometer Filament Repair and Manufacture.

New Filaments

SIS is the world's leading manufacturer of mass spectrometer filaments Using our experience in repairing many different types of mass spectrometer filaments, Scientific Instrument Services, Inc. has redesigned several of these filaments to provide filaments that are less expensive for our customers, are more durable and have a longer life, and are easier to rebuild and clean. For a list of New Mass Spectrometer Filaments manufactured by SIS see the section entitled - New Mass Spectrometer Filaments from SIS

Shipping Instructions

Package filaments carefully when sending them in for repair

Most filament glass parts and ceramic insulators are very fragile and are easily damaged during shipment. Therefore, please package all filaments carefully to avoid damage during shipment. We recommend that you package the filaments personally. Filaments should be packaged in a box at least 6 inches square using packing peanuts or bubble pack as cushioning. We recommend shipping by UPS or Federal Express for best handling.

All filament and other repairs are insured for $200 in return shipping unless otherwise noted.

Extra Info

Other Filament Repairs

In addition to the filaments described herein, we can repair many other filaments. If your filament is not described, contact us and we will see if we have repaired it before. If not we will be glad to repair it for you. In these cases, any information that you can provide such as a description of the filament design or construction, composition and size of the filament material, or drawings of the filament would be greatly appreciated. If possible, send us a filament for repair with at least a small piece of the original filament material intact. We will need some of this filament material to determine its dimensions and composition. Normal delivery on these special requests is 3 to 4 weeks when done for the first time. Subsequent deliveries will be 2 to 3 weeks.

PRICES FOR FILAMENT REPAIRS. Scientific Instrument Services continues to offer superior quality repairs at low prices. We have continued to expand our shop facilities and strive to improve our methods, techniques and materials. For the best prices, ship filaments to us in larger lots. This reduces the cost of handling and processing orders, thereby allowing us to pass the savings on to you. Filaments and heaters from various manufacturers can be combined to obtain the best prices.

Filaments from various manufacturers and models can be combined to obtain the best prices.

Return Authorization numbers are not required.

Part No. Description Price
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FILREP Filament Repair $39.006 or more: 5% off.
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FILREPX Repair a X-Ray Generator Filament $47.006 or more: 5% off.
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FILREP44S Repair a Varian MAT 44S Heater $61.00
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FILREPQ Repair of heater for the PE Q Mass 910 $132.006 or more: 5% off.
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FILREPA Filament repair with SISAlloy(R) yttria/rhenium alloy wire (uncoated) $45.006 or more: 5% off.
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FILREPY Filament repair with yttria coated standard rhenium wire $82.006 or more: 5% off.
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FILREPYA Filament repair with SISAlloy(R) yttria/rhenium alloy wire + yttria coating $84.006 or more: 5% off.
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  • CDS Filament Repair at SISCDS Filament Repair at SIS
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  • Thermo/Finnigan TSQ®70, 700 Source HeaterThermo/Finnigan TSQ®70, 700 Source Heater
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