Press Release Summary:
Offering Class 100 cleanroom-compatibility, MK26 utilizes Minus KÂ® negative-stiffness vibration isolators and comes with 30 x 36 in. or 36 x 48 in. tabletop in honeycomb or composite construction. Unit can be customized for various applications where external vibrations would adversely affect operation of sensitive equipment. Adjusted to Â½ Hz natural frequency, workstation achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.
Original Press Release:
Versatile New Vibration Isolation Workstation
BOSTON, MA - Kinetic Systems, Inc., introduces the MK26, a versatile new Vibration Isolation Workstation designed for ultra-low natural frequency applications. The workstation utilizes Minus K® patented negative-stiffness vibration isolators to provide a compact, passive workstation with ultra-low natural frequencies, higher internal structural frequencies, and excellent vertical and horizontal isolation efficiencies.
The Minus K® vertical isolator uses a stiff spring and a negative-stiffness mechanism to achieve a low net vertical stiffness without affecting the static load supporting capability. Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. Adjusted to a ½ Hz natural frequency, the workstation achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.
Produced in collaboration with Minus K Technology, Inc., the Kinetic Systems MK26 Vibration Isolation Workstation can be configured for a wide variety of applications where disturbances due to external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of sensitive equipment. Customization options for specific applications include guard rails, padded armrests, overhead equipment shelves, monitor stands, non-isolated shelves for supporting equipment off the tabletop, oversized keyboard shelves, retractable casters, Faraday Cages to protect sensitive operations from electromagnetic interference, tabletop enclosures to protect against harsh manufacturing environments, and electrical accessories such as outlet strips for lighting.
The MK26 is available with up to 650 pounds (295Kg) gross load capacity. It is Class 100 cleanroom compatible, with Class 10 available as an option. Tabletops can be ordered in two sizes (30" x 36" and 36" x 48") and either in lightweight "honeycomb" or composite construction.
Applications for the MK26 Vibration Isolation Workstation include 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.
Kinetic Systems, Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of vibration isolation equipment, optical tables, and related components. Minus K Technology, Inc., is a leader in negative-stiffness vibration isolation systems. The combined technologies may be used in a wide range of industries worldwide, including research and development, quality control, laboratories, and semiconductor manufacturing. 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.
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