Kinetic Systems optical table isolation system ideal for Raman spectroscopy


Ideal for Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and AFM-Raman integration, the MK52 optical table isolation support system from Kinetic Systems (Boston, MA) features Minus K negative-stiffness technology, enabling low net vertical natural frequency while supporting static loads. When adjusted to a 1/2 Hz natural frequency, the system achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz and 99.7% at 10 Hz. Optical table sizes up to 4' × 8' with gross load capacities up to 900 kg are available, with more sizes available by special order.

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Elliot Scientific Introduce New Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation System

Harpenden, UK - Elliot Scientific, one of the UK's leading suppliers of scientific equipment, is introducing a new, versatile, ultra-low-natural-frequency optical table isolation support system to researchers in the UK and Ireland.

The MK52 optical table isolation support system, from Kinetic Systems of Boston, achieves low net vertical natural frequency without limiting its ability to support static loads due to its unique Minus K® negative-stiffness technology.

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 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.

Presently available in table sizes up to 4' x 8' with gross load capacities up to 900 kg, larger optical table sizes can be specially ordered. 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.

About Elliot Scientific ( )

Elliot Scientific, based in Harpenden, is a major UK supplier of Opto-Mechanic, Laser, Cryogenic, Magnetic and Fibre-Optic components and systems to the Scientific, Research and Industrial communities. We manufacture our own ranges that are marketed under the Elliot|Martock and Elliot Scientific brands and also offer high-tech products and equipment from leading manufacturers based around the world.

About Kinetic Systems ( )

Kinetic Systems, Inc. of Boston, USA, is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of vibration isolation equipment, optical tables, and related components.


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