Benchtop Platform provides active vibration isolation.

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Series 8001 features microprocessor that uses feedback to sense vibrations and provide immediate responses to eliminate them. Rapidly adjusting to different loads without user intervention, unit dynamically isolates all 6 translational and rotational modes of vibration and actively damps vibrations from 1.0-1,000 Hz. Available in 4 sizes from 16 x 18 x 3.25 in. to 24 x 31 x 5.25 in., portable platform offers load capacities from 330-600 lb.

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Active Vibration Isolation Platform

BOSTON, MA - Kinetic Systems introduces its 8001 Series Active Electronic Vibration Isolation Platform for superior vibration isolation in a benchtop unit.

The platform's precise microprocessor uses active feedback to sense vibrations and provide immediate responses to eliminate them. Rapidly adjusting to different loads without user intervention, the unit dynamically isolates all six translational and rotational modes of vibration.

With an ultra-low natural frequency (<1 Hz), the 8001 Series Platform produces no low-frequency resonance. It actively damps vibrations from 1.0 to 1000 Hz, whether the source originates from the building or simply a piece of equipment on the platform. Isolation begins at 0.7 Hz and increases rapidly to 40 dB at 10 Hz, where its isolation efficiency is typically 99%. For vibrations above 1000 Hz, the unit provides passive vibration control. For monitoring purposes, a multiplexed signal indicating vibration levels with and without isolation can be displayed on an oscilloscope.

Delivering a level of control not possible with standard passive systems, the 8001 Series Platform is a portable, economic solution for isolating instruments such as interferometers, SPM, and photo imaging microscopes.

The standard aluminum 8001 Series Platform weighs only 40 lbs., yet it is 500 times stiffer than an air table. Units are available in four sizes, ranging from 16" x 18" x 3.25" to 24" x 31" x 5.25". Load capacity ranges from 330 to 600 lbs. The top, which can be ordered with mounting holes, can be aluminum plate, ferromagnetic stainless steel, plastic laminate, or anti-static laminate.

Kinetic Systems, Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of vibration isolation equipment, optical tables, and related components used in a wide range of industries worldwide, including research and development, quality control, laboratories, and semiconductor manufacturing. For more information, contact Thomas Hoarty, Director Marketing/Sales, Kinetic Systems, Inc., 20 Arboretum Road, Boston, MA 02131, TEL: (617) 522-8700, FAX: (617) 522-6323, E-mail:, Web:

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