UW Madison-Plasma Physics

UW-Madison Plasma Physics Research Group Counts Its Savings

Dale Schuette, left, and Bill Zimmerman, right, of UW-Madison Plasma Physics Research Group, save thousands by buying research equipment from Federal Surplus

Over the past year, the UW-Madison Plasma Physics Research Group has been able buy chain hoists, storage cabinets, tool chests, frequency counters, function and signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, power supplies, and industrial supplies through the Federal Property Program (FPP) at a fraction of the cost of similar items.

One example of these great savings is last July our research group purchased a HP Model 5343A Microwave Frequency Counter. This one purchase from the FPP saved our research group over $3,000 versus buying the identical item from a used test equipment dealer.

Using the Internet, our research group screened some of the items we have purchased.  Because of this, we have saved thousands by buying from the FPP and so can other organizations that need good quality test equipment for instructional or research purposes.

Thank you,
Dale Schutte
Program Administrator
Plasma Physics Research Group