Optical Table Isolator uses negative-stiffness technology.

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Offered with up to 4 x 8 ft table and gross load capacities to 2,000 lb, MK52 optical table isolation support system may be used where external vibrations adversely affect operation of sensitive equipment. Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with vertical-motion isolator. When adjusted to ½ Hz natural frequency, system achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz. Tables are constructed with plated-steel honeycomb core.



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Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation System



BOSTON, MA - Kinetic Systems has designed a new, versatile, ultra-low-natural-frequency optical table isolation support system. Due to its unique Minus K® negative-stiffness technology, the MK52 optical table isolation support system achieves low net vertical natural frequency without limiting its ability to support static loads. Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. When adjusted to a ½ Hz natural frequency, the MK52 achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.

The MK52 negative-stiffness optical table isolation support system can be configured for a wide variety of locations and applications - wherever external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of sensitive equipment. Ultra-low natural frequencies, high internal structural frequencies, and excellent vertical and horizontal isolation efficiencies make the system well-suited to applications such as analytical balances, cell injection, confocal microscopes, patch clamping, optical microscopes, wafer probing, sensor calibration, and laser applications in fields such as semiconductor processing, telecommunications, aerospace engineering, and medical research. The MK52 is also ideal for applications requiring high resolution, such as Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), AFM-Raman integration, and micro-hardness testing.

The MK52 is available in table sizes up to 4' x 8' with gross load capacities up to 2000 pounds (909Kg). Larger optical table sizes will be considered. Tables are constructed with a 3/16" thick ferromagnetic stainless steel top skin, 3/16" thick carbon steel bottom skin, and plated-steel precision honeycomb core.

Options for the MK52 include seismic restraints, retractable casters, auxiliary work surfaces, and tabletop enclosures.

Kinetic Systems, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of vibration isolation equipment, optical tables, and related components. For more information, contact Tony Kallas, Director Marketing/Sales, Kinetic Systems, Inc., 20 Arboretum Road, Boston, MA 02131, TEL: (617) 522-8700, FAX: (617) 522-6323, E-mail: sales@kineticsystems.com, Web: www.kineticsystems.com.

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