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Month: March 2019

Analyzer Power Supply Problems

Analyzer Power Supply Problems

Ever since I set up and tested the Kratos Axis Ultra DLD in our lab I noticed infrequent fluctuations in signal intensity, especially right after starting a scan. This manifested itself by sudden intensity drops to zero while doing a survey scan. Some days later the smell of smoldering electronics filled the lab. I already suspected the analyzer power supply, so I opened it for inspection. It turned out one of the high voltage reed switches failed and current leaked…

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