SSRL Calibration / Alignment Cassettes

The sample storage cassette is approved for use with the with the Stanford Automated Mounting system used at SSRL protein crystallography beam lines.   (For more information visit: smb.slac.stanford.edu/hardware/SAM).



The cassette is a hard anodized aluminum cylinder (64 mm diameter x 130 mm high) containing 96 sample ports.  Cassettes for online purchase are black.  Other colors are available for large scale orders.  Contact Richard Howells for more information on custom orders.

Calibration / alignment cassettes are used to calibrate the SSRL Sample Automated Mounting System.  These are made to tighter tolerances than regular cassettes and contain only two rows of ports.  Do not purchase alignment cassettes for sample storage or shipping.

Sample pins are held into the sample cassette ports by nickel coated NdFeB ring magnets (10.4 mm OD, 7.6 mm ID x 2.5 mm). These magnets are held in place by removable polycarbonate washers.  Replacement cassette magnets and washers are available for online purchase (left side of this page).

 

Each sample storage cassette accommodates 96 samples and is compatible with 18 mm magnetic sample pin bases and 18 mm magnetic sample pin bases with copper post (shown below with crystal mount tubes installed). 



Cassettes may be purchased with sample pin bases (upper left) or sample pins may be purchased individually (below).  Crystal mount tubes and loops/mounts are not included with purchase of pin bases.

96 Copper Magnetic Sample Pin Bases
(without mounting tubes and loops)
Part number: CP-111-014-100
$280.00

96 Magnetic Sample Pin Bases
(non-copper without mounting tubes and loops)
Part number: CP-111-015-100
$270.00

Sample Storage Cassette
(without sample pin bases)
Part number: CP-111-011
$500.00

Sample Storage Cassette
with 96 magnetic sample pin bases with copper posts
Part number: CP-111-012
$780.00

Sample Storage Cassette
with 96 magnetic sample pin bases (non-copper)
Part number: CP-111-013
$770.00

Calibration / Alignment Cassette
(not for use with samples)
Part number: CP-111-024
$325.00

100 Replacement Ring Magnets for Sample Storage Cassette
Part number: CP-111-006-100
$110.00 (or 1.10/each)

100 Replacement Polycarbonate Washers for Sample Storage Cassette
Part number: CP-111-007-100
$95.00 (or 0.95/each)


Volume Discounts:

Five Sample Storage Cassettes
(without sample pin bases)
Part number: CP-111-011-5
$2450.00  (or $490/each)

Ten Sample Storage Cassettes
(without sample pin bases)
Part number: CP-111-011-10
$4800.00  (or $480/each)