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Product Literature for ACM Instruments and associated Products.

This web page includes a brief description of all ACM Instruments' standard products. Additional Information Specifications, Options and a printable brochure for each product can be linked into below.

Instrument description Specifications Options Brochure
Gill AC View View Click for printable brochure
Gill 8 View View Click for printable brochure
Gill 12
Field Machine View  View Click for printable brochure
Mini Field Machine      
       
Other products
Task Master range of Potentiostats ZRAs and Galvanostats
Manual Instruments - Laboratory and hand-held
Accessories - Cells hotplates and electrodes
Specialist instrumentation - More specialised instrumentation *new*

Customised instrumentation and software is our speciality.  Please take time to look at the our technical directors pages for examples of our one-off instruments. 

Gill AC  [Specifications] [Options] [Brochure]

Click for larger image...The Gill AC is a high specification automated Potentiostat; Galvanostat; Zero Resistance Ammeter and Frequency Response Analyser in one neat enclosure. It can be used on its own or as part of an array of Gill ACs controlled from the same PC. The Gill AC is electrically isolated at both the mains supply and the RS 232/COM port connection avoiding any troublesome earth loop problems. It has an extensive range of off the peg options to suit most requirements. Plug and Play technology ensures ease of use: simply load the software and connect the instrument to any available com port. The Gill AC is typically controlled via our Sequencer and Core Running programs. Program nodules within the Sequencer dictate what tests the Gill AC can perform. In this specific case the instrument is supplied with the following nodules:-

Cyclic Sweeps; Long Term; Current & Voltage Noise; and AC Impedance. These nodules will enable the instrument to perform the following types of test :-

Single or Multiple Cycle Sweeps including Customised Sweep types; tests with respect to time including Linear Polarisation Resistance; Potentiostatic Galvanic and Potential monitoring; Current & Voltage noise at up to 50 readings per second and with AC Impedance. You may wish to download the full manual for the Gill AC which also includes technical tips and application notes.

Click to download... Download the manual for Gill AC. This is a Word file so you will need Microsoft's Word or a Word viewer to observe it.

In addition the Gill AC is supplied with Manual Instrument Control. A program which tries to recreate the nostalgia of the old Manual Potentiostat; Sweep Generator and twin channel chart recorder of yesteryear. Moving the mouse to change the cell potential is an excellent way to get a human feel of an electrochemical cell.

Additional Information and Specifications for the Gill AC
Options for the Gill AC

Gill 8 and Gill 12  [Specifications] [Options] [Brochure]

Click for larger image...The Gill 8 and Gill 12 instruments are high power potentiostats with either 8 or 12 sequential channels respectively. They comprise of a switched automated Potentiostat; Galvanostat; Zero Resistance Ammeter and Frequency Response Analyser in one neat enclosure. They can be used on their own or as part of an array of Gill 8s or Gill 12s controlled from the same PC. These instruments are typically used for multiple cell test work over a long period of time where the delay between tests imposed by a sequential system causes little error. They represent very good value. The Gill 8 / 12 is electrically isolated at both the mains supply and the RS 232/COM port connection hence there are no troublesome earth loop problems. It has an extensive range of off the peg options to suit most requirements. Plug and Play technology ensures ease of use. Simply load the software and connect the instrument to any available com port. The Gill 8 / 12 is typically controlled via our Sequencer and Core Running programs. Program nodules within the Sequencer dictate what tests the Gill 8 / 12 can perform. In this specific case the instrument is supplied with the following nodules:-

Cyclic Sweeps; Long Term; Current & Voltage Noise; AC Impedance; Harmonic Analysis; Galvanodyanamic Sweeps and IR Compensation. These nodules will enable the instrument to perform the following types of test:-

- Single or Multiple Cycle Sweeps including Customised Sweep types with or without IR Compensation.
- Tests with respect to time including Linear Polarisation Resistance; Potentiostatic; Galvanic and Potential Monitoring. 
- Current & Voltage noise at up to 50 readings per second and with AC Impedance. 
- Galvnostatic or Galvanodyanmic Sweep types of test  where current is used as the controlling parameter.
- Harmonic Analysis used to measure the non-linear response to a sine wave polarisation giving the polarisation resistance and tafel slopes in one easy test.

Click to download... Download the manual for our Gill 8 and Gill 12. This is a Word file so you will need Microsoft's Word or a Word viewer to observe it.

In addition the Gill 12 is supplied with Manual Instrument Control - a program which tries to recreate the nostalgia of the old Manual Potentiostat; Sweep Generator and twin channel chart recorder of yesteryear. Moving the mouse to change the cell potential is an excellent way to get a human feel of an electrochemical cell. 

Additional Information and Specifications for the Gill 8 and Gill 12
Options for the Gill 8 and Gill 12

Field Machine  [Specifications] [Options] [Brochure] [Light Weight Field Machine]

Click for larger image...The Portable Field Machine is our most versatile full specification corrosion testing instrument. Its rugged construction and protective outer diver's case enables it to be operated at extreme locations throughout the world. The device is housed in a water resistant IP 68 enclosure with space within the lid to firmly mount a portable computer. Power can be taken from several sources including its own internal 12 hour life rechargeable power supply an external 12V source or a 110 / 240VAC mains supply. The internal electronics are fully screened by the use of a conductive coating whilst the internal mains supply is housed within a Faraday Cage. It is electrically isolated at both the mains supply and at the RS 232/COM port connection avoiding any troublesome earth loop problems. Cables are provided to enable power to be taken directly from a car cigarette lighter socket or a 12V battery. A 12V output within the Field Machine can be used to power a portable computer for prolonged periods even when the protective lid of the instrument is closed. The instrument is supplied with a durable padded bag with space for accessories. Although ranking low on a scale of excitement from 1 - 10 to date we have never had a reported bag failure. Electrode cables terminating in 4mm connectors for great flexibility in test cell configuration are supplied. A universal six pin corrosion probe adapter enables any corrosion probe to be connected that terminates in a standard six pin Amphenol connector. Direct instrument to specific probe electrode cables can be supplied as an option. The package includes a water resistant colour manual and software on a CD. In explosive environments the instrument can be operated either in an explosion proof case or from a safe area. In both cases Zener Barriers should be used. 

The Field Machine's high specification Potentiostat; Galvanostat; Zero Resistance Ammeter and Frequency Response Analyser is controlled via our Sequencer and Core Running programs. Program nodules within the Sequencer dictate what tests the Field Machine can perform. In this specific case the instrument is supplied with the following nodules:-

Cyclic Sweeps; Long Term; Current & Voltage Noise and AC Impedance. These nodules will enable the instrument to perform the following types of test:-

- Single or Multiple Cycle Sweeps including Customised Sweep types. 
- Tests with respect to time including Linear Polarisation Resistance; Potentiostatic Galvanic and Potential Monitoring. 
- Current & Voltage noise at up to 50 readings per second.
- AC Impedance from 30 KHz to 10µHz.

Click to download... Download the manual for our Field Machine. This is a Word file so you will need Microsoft's Word or a Word viewer to observe it.

It has an extensive range of off the peg options to suit most requirements. Plug and Play technology ensures ease of use simply load the software and connect the instrument to any available com port

In addition the Field Machine is supplied with Manual Instrument Control - a program which tries to recreate the nostalgia of the old Manual Potentiostat; Sweep Generator and twin channel chart recorder of yesteryear. Moving the mouse to change the cell potential is an excellent way to get a human feel of an electrochemical cell. 

It can be supplied with multiple channels and several other options including the Voltage Inputs Electrical Resistance probe monitoring ability and Global Positioning System (GPS). Being able to measure ER probes at high resolution means that only one instrument is required to monitor both Electrochemical and ER probe types.

Additional Information and Specifications for the Field Machine
Options for the Field Machine

Mini Field Machine 

Click for larger image...The single channel Mini Field Machine is a smaller version of the Field Machine sized at
25 * 27 *12.5cm with a keen price and a weight of 3 Kg.  Currently unlike the Field Machine this instrument can not do AC Impedance or Galvanostatic type tests. It is also limited with regards to additional Voltage Inputs.

The Mini Field Machine's high specification Potentiostat and Zero Resistance Ammeter is controlled via our Sequencer and Core Running programs. Program nodules within the Sequencer dictate what tests the Field Machine can perform. In this specific case the instrument is supplied with the following nodules:-

Cyclic Sweeps; Long Term and Current & Voltage Noise. These nodules will enable the instrument to perform the following types of test:-

- Single or Multiple Cycle Sweeps including Customised Sweep types. 
- Tests with respect to time including Linear Polarisation Resistance Potentiostatic Galvanic and Potential Monitoring. 
- Current & Voltage noise at up to 50 readings per second.

Click to download... Download the manual for our Mini Field Machine. This is a Word file so you will need Microsoft's Word or a Word viewer to observe it.

Plug and Play technology ensures ease of use: simply load the software and connect the instrument to any available com port.

In addition the Mini Field Machine is supplied with Manual Instrument Control - a program which tries to recreate the nostalgia of the old Manual Potentiostat; Sweep Generator and twin channel chart recorder of yesteryear. Moving the mouse to change the cell potential is an excellent way to get a human feel of an electrochemical cell. 

Task Master range of Potentiostats ZRAs and Galvanostats 

The Taskmaster Range of Potentiostats ZRAs and Galvanostats can be seen as an economic multiple channel tool with a specific job function. If you do not want the flexibility of the Gill and Field Machine range of instruments but still want automation then this is the area to read. A typical Task Master product would comprise of a single enclosure containing 30 isolated Zero Resistance Ammeters or 16 Potentiostats. The software to control the instruments consists of a single page. Setting up the instrument via this single page typically consists of:-

- Channel On/Off
- File name for each channel
- Overall read rate.

Other parameters associated with the nature of the particular Task Master can also be set here such as details pertaining to a potentiostatic polarisation. Data is stored in an ASCII format for analysis by typical commercial graphic packages.

It is possible to specify the details of a Task Master using our Task Master construction pages. However if this does not seem appropriate simply contact ACM Instruments and tell us what you want at sales@potentiostat.com. We have a long history making these types of instruments and we probably have what you want ready for production.

Typically all task masters are connected to a PC via the RS 232 or COM port. A cable is provided for this purpose.

Task Master Construction Pages.

Potentiostat based Task Master
ZRA based Task Master
Galvanostat based Task Master