Charles T "C.T." Moses


(508) 648-8682

 ChasTMoses@yahoo.com 

ChasTMoses
P.O. Box 3462
 Framingham, MA 
          07105-3462

Lab Equipment Repair Seminar

Hands On approach to resolving issues often found with Laboratory Equipment
Running Seminars since 2004

Past Session Locations: MIT, Penn State, Cornell


Frequently sponsored by the Graduate Women In Science (GWIS)
Resolving issues with stirrers, shakers, spectrometers, and rotating devices.
Students bring in equipment to be disassembled, repaired (when possible), and reassembled in class.

Discussion Topics:
Safety, electrical concerns, mechanical clearances, and identification of failure modes.
Centrifuges, DC motors, wiring & soldering (with hands on demos),
Lubrication, cleaning, home repair, power supplies, computers,
Assembly & disassembly techniques, Specifying and ordering parts & manuals,
approximate repair costs, and the reasons for costs.

Recommended minimum tool set
You should have in your lab.

Flashlight
Multipurpose Screwdriver
(Slotted & Phillips) - Essential
Pliers or Gripping Devices
Small Vise Grips - Needlenose Pliers - Forceps
Sidecutter Pliers - Small Clamps
Small Crescent Wrench (6 inch length)
Comes in handy for fittings and bolts
Scissors
Dedicate for specific purpose such as paper, wire mesh, cloth
Note: Wire and paper cause minute damage to the blades
Measuring Devices
Scale - Tape Measure - Ruler
Small Hammer (8 to 10 oz)
Some jobs just need a little tap
Pocket Knife
Easy to carry and multi-purpose
Multimeter
Built-in meters can be too limited
Sanity check for comparing measurements
Polarity tester
Safety check for electrical circuits
Lockable Tool Box
Sharing tools is nice but sometimes you need security


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