Preparing for Installation

Congratulations on your decision to buy from Montana Instruments! This document will help you prepare for installing the system.

LOCATING THE COMPONENTS

The weights & dimensions for the main system components are outlined here.

Standard System

Standard System with Magneto-Optic Module

POWER REQUIREMENTS

You will need power for:

Unit Voltage (VAC) Current (A) Connector on Unit
Compressor 200-240 20 C19
Control Unit 100-240 4 C19
Notebook Computer 100-240 1 Plug adapter at wall
Magnet Power Supply * 100-240 10 C19
Microscope Power Supply * 100-240 1 C8 on brick
Piezo Controller * Country specific See specs C14

*If option was ordered

Compressor Control Unit Notebook Computer Magnet Power Supply Cryo-Optic Power Supply Piezo Controller
 See Below    
C19 C19   C19 C8 C14

WALL OUTLET REQUIREMENTS

Installation Location: USA and non-EU CEE Europe (non UK) UK Israel
Wall outlets required for basic system
One NEMA 6-20(R) near compressor, one NEMA 5 near control unit
Two CEE 7/7 with common earth ground terminal
One IEC60309-6H (16A) and one BS1363 (UK) with common earth ground terminal
One IEC60309-6H (16A) and one   SI-32-3 with common earth ground terminal
Wall outlet for notebook computer
Standard NEMA5
Standard CEE
Standard BS1363
Standard SI-32
Wall outlets for Microscope, Piezo and Magnet-Optic options
Standard NEMA5, one per unit power supply
Standard CEE, one per unit power supply
Standard BS1363, one per unit power supply
Standard SI-32, one per unit power supply

POWER REQUIREMENTS – USER INTERFACE

The computer is supplied with a universal power supply that operates on 100-240VAC, 40 watts. Please specify the type of wall plug required – typically NEMA5-15 for US; CEE 7/7 or BS1363 (UK) for Europe. Adapter is similar to one shown below.

NITROGEN SUPPLY

The Control Unit provides an inlet for a gas used for venting. For a permanent installation, we recommend dry N2. For a temporary installation, having a dry gas would be useful, but not essential.

The gas provided is only used to vent the system after warmup. It reduces contaminate accumulation in the system. Without a dry gas input, it may take longer to cool down, especially if your environment is very humid. There is no long term harm done if you don’t use N2. A normal lab installation should use N2 to get good system performance. Learn more here.

MOUNTING TO AN OPTICAL TABLE

The Cryostat is typically mounted to the optical table with the main housing at 45 or 90 degrees to the hole pattern in the optical table.

For 50 and 100 (Fusion) class platforms, the base plate is universal and will work for both metric or imperial tables. This must be specified for the 200-class (Nanoscale) platforms.

WHAT TO SPECIFY WHEN ORDERING

Please specify the following items when placing your order for a Cryostation:

  • Intended 240VAC power plug
  • Intended laptop power plug
  • English or Metric optical table interface