Cryogenic News Archives


ICE can now supply "WET" & "DRY" cryomagnetic systems more cost effectively and with a greater range of both conventional superconducting magnets (up to a field of 15 Tesla) and cryogenfree magnets (up to a field of 9 Tesla).

New shareholder - AUGUST 2007

Tim Treadwell was asked to become a share holder of ICEoxford® in recognition of his excellent service to date. Chris Busby, Managing Director says "Tim has been an inspiration since joining the company in 2006 and has been instrumental in its continued success, he will be a valued board member". Tim says "I like the drive and enthusiasm of the current Directors and wish to be part of the company's future."

ICE in Singapore - MARCH 2007

ICEoxford® will be represented at the ICMAT 2007 conference at Singapore from 2 - 5th July 2007 by S & L Innovations and Technology Pte Ltd Singapore.

Details can be had from the website

New Catalogues - FEBRUARY 2007

ICEoxford® 2007 CRYObitz and product catalogues are now available to download. New spares and a larger product range are available.

Chilly as ICE! - FEBRUARY 2007

Rodrigo Ormeno joined ICEoxford® on the 13th February 2007. Rodrigo obtained a PhD from the Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge, in the Low Temperature Physics Group. He went on to hold post doctoral positions at Cambridge and Birmingham Universities, where he developed several pioneering ultra low temperature microwave measurement systems. In addition, he has also worked within industry at Oxford Instruments.

ICE Expansion - JANUARY 2007

Tim Treadwell joined the team at ICEoxford® on Tuesday 29th August as Operations Coordinator. Tim was previously employed at BGM as their Production Director. Chris Busby, Managing Director says "Tim has only been at ICEoxford® for 3 months but his 30 yrs experience in the cryogenic industry has proven to be an invaluable asset for the company."

Holly Sherbourne joined ICEoxford® in September 2006, as a Sales and Marketing Assistant; she is a recent graduate from The University of Nottingham's Business School. Holly says "It is such a fantastic opportunity to be involved with an international company who give you real responsibility and challenges! I am looking forward to co-ordinating and attending the APS event in March"

David Rice and Philip Busby joined ICEoxford® on Monday the 20th of November. David Rice has significant experience in the fields of cryogenics and will join ICEoxford® as a senior technician; Phillip will work alongside David as an apprentice technician. Paul Kelly Director of Technology, says "It is such an exciting time to be working for ICEoxford®, we are going through a period or rapid expansion and have taken on David and Philip so that we can effectively satisfy are customers in this period of growth."

ICEoxford team 2007

Picture: Chris Busby MD, with new employees Tim, Holly, Philip and Dave also pictured Chris Johnson our test engineer

ICE Operations - JANUARY 2007

Due to the growing international demand for their products, ICEoxford® moved its operations into a new 6500 thousand square feet manufacturing unit. The new unit will provide the engineers and technicians with an environment in which top quality research, development and product engineering can be carried out.

ICE reaches the Far East! - JANUARY 2007

ICE, visited Japan in September, and as a result of exhibiting at the Japanese Physical Society meeting, has won their first Japanese order.

Chris Busby Managing Director, says "This market can be difficult to break into - with this order and representation by Seki Tech. We foresee fast growth and much more interest in ICE products".

Japan sells ICE - JULY 2006

ICEoxford ®Limited, together with Scientific Magnetics Limited, has teamed up with SEKI Corporation in Japan. SEKI will act exclusively as agent for both Cryomagnetic Systems and CRYObitz (the world famous cryogenic spares catalogue).

Chris Busby, Managing Director says, "This is a major step for ICE as up to 30% of the world sales in this market sector are generated in this territory. ICE and SEKI have similar ambitions for growth and this relationship will further strengthen the ICE brand worldwide.

31st January 2006 - ICEoxford® confirmed as a Quality Company

ICEoxford® has achieved accreditation for ISO 9001:2000. Covering the 'The Design, Development, Manufacture, Repair, Installation & Commissioning of Super-conducting & Cryogenic Equipment & related Ancillaries. The Provision of related Consultancy & Training Services'.

ICEoxford® offers support for Oxford Instruments Measurements Systems (VSM, EXA & Maglab)


ICEoxford® has enlarged its network of associates to be able to offer technical and application support of Oxford Instruments measurement systems such as the VSM, the ML2000 and the EXA.

The new associate, an ex-employee of Oxford Instruments, has 18 years experience of MagLab systems as a test, installation and product engineer and latterly as the MagLab Support engineer.

Support consists of repairs, e-mail support and supply of essential parts and spares.

For more information contact us:

That will do nICEly

ICEoxford® accepts VISA and MASTERCARD for cryo lab spares purchases from 1st September 2005.


August 2005 - Rutherford Labs (RAL) purchase two dilution units for existing Oxford Instruments dilution refrigerator system.


Venturefest 2005

Against stiff opposition from eighteen high technology companies ICEoxford® won second prize at Venturefest 2005 on 5th July.

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"It looks n-ICE" says customer!

Continuos flow cryostat

ICEoxford® successfully installs a Continuous Flow Cryostat System in the Max Plank Institute, Germany in July 2005. The system was designed, manufactured and tested within an eight week period.

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ICE in California

ICEoxford® successfully carries out full re-installation of an Oxford Instruments Kelvinox 25 dilution refrigerator/magnet system and supplies associated Cryolabspares. Professor Francis Hellman of the Berkeley University says she was "really pleased with how it worked out". Installation was in June 2005.

ICEcold in LA!

American Physical Society conference

ICEoxford® attends the APS in Los Angeles 21st on 23rd March 2005, exhibiting two new products/

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ICEoxford® exhibits new products at the DPG in Berlin


ICEoxford® attends the DPG in Berlin and unveils two new Products. The 3ICEvtload is a very small 3He insert that Top Loads into an existing Continous Flow or Variable Temperature Insert. Also, the zcICEquickload was demonstrated, this instrument is a Cryogen Free Electrical Top Loading device for quick sample change.

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Cavendish Labs happy!

Cavendish repairIt had to happen some time - the dilution unit on the "big fridge" started leaking some time in October 2004. The leak was close enough to the heat exchangers to cause serious potential problems during any attempt to resolder the leaky joint. Here are a few pictures taken by Peter Mann on 15 November, when we finally overcame our anxieties and soldered the joint up properly - with more than just a little help from ICEoxford®.

"Blistering success!" say CERN.

CERN magnet repair

ICEoxford® achieved the original performance of two weeks hold time on this Super-Conducting Magnet at CERN. After a quench some months ago, the system had a hold time of only 4-5 days. The company stripped the system down, repaired the damage and rebuilt it on site at CERN, Geneva.

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CERN magnet repair

Paul Kelly with customer Dr Fredrik Wenander

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Physics World Advert

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