Press Release Summary:
Featuring Minus KÂ® stiff spring and negative-stiffness mechanism, Model MK26 achieves low net vertical stiffness while supporting static loads. Adjusted to Â½ Hz natural frequency, ergonomic workstation achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz. Class 100 cleanroom compatible with optional Class 10 compatibility, unit is available with 30 x 36 and 36 x 48 in. tabletop sizes that feature either lightweight honeycomb or composite construction.
Original Press Release:
Ergonomic Vibration Isolation Workstation
BOSTON, MA - Kinetic Systems has redesigned its versatile ultra-low-natural-frequency vibration isolation workstation for improved user comfort. The new ergonomic MK26 workstation achieves low net vertical stiffness without affecting its capability to support static loads, thanks to its unique Minus K® stiff spring and negative-stiffness mechanism. Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. Adjusted to a ½ Hz natural frequency, the MK26 achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.
While improving user comfort and leg space, the MK26 workstation 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 are properties very useful for applications such as analytical balances, cell injection, confocal microscopes, patch clamping, optical microscopes, wafer probing, sensor calibration, and atomic force microscopes in fields such as semiconductor processing, telecommunications, aerospace engineering, and medical research.
Ergonomic options include guard rails, padded armrests, overhead equipment shelves, monitor stands, non-isolated shelves for supporting equipment off the tabletop, oversized keyboard shelves, outlet strips for lighting, and retractable casters. The MK26 is also available with a Faraday Cage to protect sensitive operations from electromagnetic interference or with a variety of other tabletop enclosures to protect against harsh manufacturing environments.
Class 100 cleanroom compatible with optional Class 10 compatibility, the MK26 is available with two tabletop sizes (30" x 36" and 36" x 48") and up to 650 pounds (295Kg) gross load capacity. The tabletop can be either lightweight "honeycomb" or composite construction.
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: email@example.com, Web: www.kineticsystems.com.