Isolation System Applications
(SPM, SEM, AFM, etc.)
Minus K isolators enable SPM’s to achieve
their highest level of performance. They provide the performance
of an ideal bungee system and the convenience of a bench
top system without any of the problems associated with any
of them, including air tables. Read
the Microscopy Testimonials.
- Micro-Hardness Testing
Lower vibrations provide finer details and more
repeatable results. Read
the Micro-Hardness Testimonials
Laser and optical systems, whether used in an academic
lab or in an industrial environment, are very susceptible
to vibrations from the environment. These instruments almost
always need vibration isolation. Traditionally, large air
tables have been the systems prefered for optical systems.
- Spacecraft Testing
see the Spacecraft Testing Case Studies.
Minus K vibration isolation systems offer significant
advantages for patch clamping, electrophysiology measurements,
fluorescent dye imaging and other applications in biology
and neuroscience. Read
the Biology/Neuroscience Testimonials.
- Microelectronics/MEMS Fabrication
Lower vibrations mean more productivity and less
part rejection (higher yield)
Minus K vibration isolation systems enable analytical
balances to operate in vibration environments not previously
possible, such as in manufacturing facilities with heavy
equipment and on upper floors of buildings. Read
The highest-performance vibration isolation platforms
that have been widely used in industry for the most sensitive
applications like atomic force microscopes are now available
at competitive prices to enhance your audio systems.
the Audio Reproduction Testimonials.
Minus K vibration isolation systems can be made
vacuum compatible so they can be used right inside vacuum
chambers. In addition to their superior vibration isolation
performance, this offers other advantages of much lower
payload weights, more compact systems, and eliminates problems
associated with vacuum chamber feed-throughs. Read
Minus K has developed the technology to produce
passive vibration isolation platforms capable of large displacements
and low frequencies, vertical and horizontal, and suitable
for some vehicle applications. Because of the passive, low-stiffness
behavior, they cannot handle quasi-steady maneuver loads
but they can be used to stabilize platforms for taking measurements
or pointing during constant steady motion.
Minus K vibration isolation systems can be designed
for very heavy payloads. Read
Minus K engineers can design a variety of custom vibration
isolation systems. Frequently these are modifications of
other designs such as changing the load capacity of an SM-1
isolator, or the capacity, size and isolator locations on
a FP-1 Platform.
Isolation System Applications From Minus K Technology
The Minus K® products, were sold under
the trade name Nano-K®, represent an important enabling
technology. By reducing building and floor vibrations to unprecedented
levels these systems enable vibration sensitive instruments
and equipment to perform at unprecedented levels. They are
used in a broad spectrum of applications including nanotechnology,
biological sciences, semiconductors, materials research, zero-g
simulation of spacecraft, and high-end audio. Minus K®
is an OEM supplier to leading manufactures of scanning probe
microscopes, micro-hardness testers and other vibration-sensitive
instruments and equipment. Minus K® customers include
private companies and more than 200 leading universities and
government laboratories in 35 countries.