William Gifford moves to Syracuse, N.Y. to work for Syracuse University.
William Gifford founds Cryomech.
William Gifford and R. C. Longsworth publish the paper “Pulse Tube Refrigeration Process” at the Cryogenic Engineering Conference
Pulse Tube Refrigeration Progress
Presented: Cryogenic Engineering Conference, University of Pennsylvania- 1964
By: William E. Gifford and R. C. Longsworth
Published: International Advances in Cryogenic Engineering- Volume 10- 1964
William Gifford publishes the paper “Gifford McMahon Cycle” at the Cryogenic Engineering Conference
Cryomech develops the AL05 to liquefy air for a customer at Cornell University.
This was before the development of the membrane technology that is used for liquid nitrogen generation today.
Peter Gifford joins Cryomech.
Rich Dausman joins Cryomech with a focus on compressor technology. He became the third full time employee at Cryomech.
Cryomech develops the GB04 (two-stage GM Cryocooler) for VLA radio telescopes.
Peter Gifford assumes full leadership of the company.
Cryomech moves to a larger facility on Erie Boulevard in Syracuse, N.Y.
Brent Zerkle joins Cryomech as a machinist.
Cryomech produces the first GB220 (two-stage GM Cryocooler) to keep up with global demands in the standard closed-cycle cryostat market.
Cryomech produces 40 AL03 systems in 18 months for one end user.
As the company’s first large contract, this taught us how to be open and flexible with our manufacturing process while maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability in our cryocoolers.
The first LNP ships to Panama to be used for agricultural artificial insemination. This was a milestone installation for Cryomech.
The first AL200 ships.
The first Cold Helium Circulation System (CHCS) ships to Grenoble, France, for use on large cyclotron detection cooling.
The first 2.2K JT Cryocooler ships for a custom application.
Cryomech’s first LNP40 ships. This is still one of the most frequently shipped Liquid Nitrogen Plants today.
The first AL60 ships for Cryomech’s first OEM customer to be used with X-ray diffraction.
Cryomech moves to its current location in Syracuse, N.Y., with only 14 employees.
In the same year, the company develops www.cryomech.com and begins utilizing email. This enabled us to communicate with our international customers much more quickly and efficiently.
Chao Wang joins Cryomech bringing nearly 10 years of cryogenic experience to the company.
He assumes the role of the director of research and development. He quickly commercialized the 4K pulse tube.
The world’s first 4K pulse tube, the PT405 ships to be implemented in the world’s first nine-tesla, cryogen-free superconducting magnet.
The first PT60 ships due to OEM demands for the same cooling capacities as the AL60, but with the longer MTBM offered by a pulse tube.
The first AL330 ships for HTS applications (30K).
The first PT407 ships for MRI imaging.
Cryomech grows to 25 full-time employees.
The first 1 W at 4.2K Pulse Tube cryocooler, PT410, ships for use in medical MRIs
The first AL300 ships.
The first PT810 ships for use in the cryopump market.
Cryomech expands to a second building and grows to 33 employees.
The first 4 K pulse tube reliquefaction unit for South Pole 4000L dewar is installed.
The first AL600 is shipped.
The first LHeP ships.
The first 4 K PT reliquefier for PPMS, etc, for building a closed helium loop for open cryostats is installed.
Cryomech grows to 65 full-time employees.
Penn State University installs the first Helium Recovery System.
Cryomech expands to a third building and grows to more than 100 employees.
Two LHeP60s installed at Rice University as part of a Helium Recovery System
Cryomech introduces the second-generation Liquid Helium Plant to the market with greater liquefaction rates and remote monitoring abilities.
The company develops and ships the 1K Cryostat for use with a photon detector.
Cryomech installs a Helium Recovery System at Syracuse University.
Cryomech introduces the inverter compressor.