Loading Guide Tool
The cassette loading guide tool is used with the magnetic loading and testing wand or the magnetic push button wand to transfer samples into SSRL cassettes. Samples that are pre-cooled may be transferred by using the slot on the side of the loading guide tool, keeping the samples submerged in liquid nitrogen during loading.
In addition to the loading and testing wand, the guide tool may also be used with an alternative wand called the magnetic push button loading wand. The push button wand has one magnet and the pins are released by pushing the plunger on the top. These tools work with the cassette loading dewar and cassette transfer handle. For directions on the use of these tools see the users guide on the SSRL website.
For schematics and further information visit: http://smb.slac.stanford.edu/hardware/.
Samples may also be flash-cooled during cassette loading by transferring them through the top of the guide tool.