Kinetic Systems has been at the forefront of vibration isolation and control since its inception in 1968. Through continuing research of vibration effects on equipment and structures, Kinetic Systems has pioneered many state-of-the-art developments in vibration isolation, damping, and structural design. Kinetic Systems' engineers routinely solve a wide variety of complex vibration isolation problems for customers in applications as diverse as aerospace, medical research, laser R&D, and semiconductor equipment.
By continually striving for and producing a superior product, they have become a trusted name in academic, industrial and government research facilities worldwide. They are totally committed to offering the very finest advanced vibration isolation and control systems and optical tables. They provide to a continually evolving range of precision applications in metrology, interferometry, laser research, semiconductor manufacturing, and virtually anywhere external vibrations adversely affect the operation of precision equipment.
The new MK52 negative-stiffness optical vibration isolation table from Kinetic Systems achieves vertical and horizontal natural frequencies of 0.5 Hz or lower without limiting its ability to support static loads. At a natural frequency of 0.5Hz, it provides isolation efficiencies of 93% at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.
The MK52 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 a wide variety of applications.MK52 Press Release (67KB)
Load Range: Up to 90kg (200lbs) 2800 Series
Load Range: Up to 294kg (650lbs) MK26 Series
Warsash Scientific offer both pneumatic and spring activated ultra-low natural frequency performance for a wide range of light weight high resolution instruments, such as analytical balances, cell injection, confocal microscopes, patch clamping, optical microscopes, wafer probing, sensor calibration, atomic force microscopes and other sensitive equipment requiring high isolation efficiency.[ Send Enquiry ]
Load Range: Up to 544kg (1200lbs)
The 8002 Series active vibration isolation workstation is a compact lightweight floor mounted vibration control system that senses and responds to provide superior vibration isolation compared to that possible with standard passive vibration control systems. A precise automatic level adjustment mechanism adjusts for varying loads without user reconfiguration.
The 8002 Series active vibration isolation workstation offers the ultimate vibration control performance for a wide range of high resolution instruments, such as check-weighing, atomic force microscopes, micro-hardness testers, profilometers and other sensitive equipment requiring high isolation efficiency.[ Send Enquiry ]
Load Range: Up to 590kg (1300lbs)
The 9100 Series Vibration Isolation Workstation sets the industry standard for the vast majority of vibration control applications. Designed to isolate sensitive instruments and experiments, the 9100 Series is an efficient, aesthetically and ergonomically styled piece of working furniture. It provides a comfortable work environment that can be customised to its specific use by adding a variety of work surfaces and accessories.
It provides both vertical and horizontal isolation. Supported by a VibraDamped steel frame with an Active-Air suspension, the work surface will maintain a preset zero deflection level regardless of load addition or removal.
The 9100 Series is available for two load capacities, and is field convertible to desired capacity.[ Send Enquiry ]
Load Range: Up to 1270kg (2800lbs)
The 1200 Series Vibration Isolation Workstation is the obvious choice for moving loads. This workstation is a proven performer providing reliable vibration-free work environments for a wide range of industries.[ Send Enquiry ]
Load Range: Up to 200kg (440lbs)
The 9200 Series Vibration Isolation Workstation is a smaller, more compact design providing affordable personal convenience. It is ideal for applications such as Balances, Optical Microscopes, Cell Injection, Roundness Checkers, and Surface Profilometers. The 9200 Series Personal LabMate Vibration Isolation Workstation is ideal for applications where floor space is limited.[ Send Enquiry ]
Gross Load Capacity: 363kg (800lbs) @ 80psi 2001 Series
Gross Load Capacity: 590kg (1300lbs) @ 80psi 2002 Series
The 2000 Series Vibration Isolation Workstation provides up to 305mm (12") of table top height adjustment providing for improved user posture and comfort. This unit is ideal for applications where long hours at the workstation, or multiple shift use requires comfort adjustments.[ Send Enquiry ]
Gross Load Capacity: 363kg (800lbs) @ 80psi 9601/9611 Series
Gross Load Capacity: 590kg (1300lbs) @ 80psi 9602/9612 Series
The 9600 Series Vibration Isolation Workstation was designed to fully comply with the Class 1 or Class 10 cleanroom standard. Its isolation efficiency is excellent and the unit is constructed of stainless steel to facilitate ease of wipe down. Welded joints assure maximum rigidity.[ Send Enquiry ]
Load Range: 68kg, 136kg max. (150lbs, 300lbs max.)
This lightweight, low-profile pneumatic vibration-free platform is designed to meet the exacting vibration-control requirements of sensitive equipment. A very low profile of only 76mm (3") nom., and light weight of only 18kg (40lbs), makes this an excellent choice for bench top vibration isolation applications. The clean ergonomic design makes this system ideal for use in cleanroom and laboratory environments.
The ELpF lightweight bench top vibration isolation system offers exacting vibration-control requirements for a wide range of applications including atomic force microscopes, microhardness testers, analytical balances, profilometers, audio equipment and other lightweight vibration sensitive equipment.[ Send Enquiry ]
Load Range: Up to 272kg (600lbs)
This compact, lightweight floor mount or table top vibration isolation system senses and responds to provide superior vibration control over that possible with standard passive vibration isolation systems. A precise automatic level adjustment mechanism adjusts for varying loads without user reconfiguration.
The 8001 Series active vibration isolation system offers the ultimate vibration control performance for a wide range of high resolution instruments such as SPM
Net Load Capacity: 91kg (200lbs) @ 80psi
The 2214 Series is Vibration Control Benchtop Platform that combines a precision Active-Air Vertical isolation system with a multi-stage horizontal vibration control system. It is ideal for use in applications where horizontal vibrations are a problem.[ Send Enquiry ]
Net Load Capacity: 204kg (450lbs) @ 80psi
The 2212 Series Vibration Control Platform is designed to enhance the performance of precision table top equipment. It uses a precision Active-Air design and requires an air source for operation. It is a self-levelling unit and recommended for regular use.[ Send Enquiry ]
Net Load Capacity: 91kg (200lbs) @ 80psi
The 2210 Series Vibration Control Platform will enhance the performance of precision table top equipment. It utilises a Passive-Air design that requires an optional hand pump (if an air source is not available). This unit requires periodic manual levelling.[ Send Enquiry ]
The 5300 Series is designed for the ultimate performance in an optical table. It features quad-tuned dampers in each corner to provide maximum stability and minimum response to vibration disturbances. Coupled with broadband damping throughout, the proprietary epoxy bonded steel and honeycomb tables assure unsurpassed rigidity and stability for demanding applications.
Designed for critical optical research, the 5200 Series from Kinetic Systems offers the same 1/16" thick ferromagnetic stainless steel table top and precision construction as the 5300 Series, with a combination of dual-tuned damping and broadband damping for comprehensive vibration absorption. To protect against leaks and spills, the SPILLPRUF configuration provides a safety barrier between the top skin and honeycomb interior.
The high-precision 5100T Series laboratory table features tuned damping. It has a 1.19mm ferromagnetic stainless steel top and is identical in construction to the 5300 and 5200 Series optical tables. It differs only in the amount of vibration absorption provided.
The 5100H Series laboratory table has broadband damping using our proprietary epoxy formulation. It has a 1.19mm ferromagnetic stainless steel top and is identical in construction to the 5300 and 5200 Series optical tables. It differs only in the amount of vibration absorption provided.
This optical table is designed for use in applications that are subjected to minimal vibration. The 5100 Series offers broadband damping and the same construction as the 5100H Series, including a proprietary epoxy-bonded steel honeycomb core, ferromagnetic stainless steel top skin and carbon steel bottom skin, for superb rigidity and stability. The difference between the 5100 and the 5100H is thinner top and bottom skins.
The 500 and 505 Series Legstands for optical tables are available in three load ranges with three different levels of isolation efficiency.
VIBRALITE breadboards are available in five grades for OEM applications, prototyping, instrument bases, mounting small optical systems, and other uses requiring a flat, stable surface. Thinner and smaller than full-size optical tables, these "mini-tables" are built with the same precision tooling and high quality materials. They are furnished with SPILLPRUF tapped mounting holes and elastomeric iso feet.
Our platforms for large equipment offer you maximum flexibility and choice. We offer sixteen proven modular configurations to optimise your application.
BaseMate designs feature a proprietary two-stage pendulum and airmount system that provide omnidirectional vibration isolation. Stage one is a low stiffness/high performance Active-Air levelling support system with very low vertical natural frequency to maximise the vertical isolation efficiency. Stage two uses a tri-filar pendulum assembly that acts in conjunction with the airmount system to provide a stable cradle support with a low horizontal natural frequency. This, combined with viscous damping, maximises the efficiency of the horizontal isolation. Because the BaseMate's pendulum assembly does away with the need for the corner lift bracket used by most manufacturers, the resonance they produce is eliminated and an overall improvement in performance is immediately achieved.
Automatic levelling and height controls are incorporated for convenience and stability. The standard BaseMate platform is a 75mm thick damped rigid epoxy laminated "sandwich" with 13mm steel top and bottom plates and a 50mm highly damped composite layer with our exclusive constrained layer damping.
Vibration-Free Islands offer an economical control method for applications where equipment needs to be isolated from surrounding raised flooring and building vibrations. Warsash Scientific has provided systems for use with raised cleanroom floors from 300mm to 1800mm high. They provide an excellent alternative to poured in place isolation pads, and can be relocated in the future to reconfigure rooms.
We are able to supply the most advanced sub-floor vibration isolation system. By adapting the BaseMate (9300 Series) Pendulum Platform, from Kinetic Systems, for installation in the return air plenum beneath the "deck", we provide a system for cleanroom space economy. It is recommended that the BaseMate Vibration-Free Island be used to maximise isolation of sensitive electro-optic systems from vibration caused by footfall traffic and air handling equipment on raised decks. Warsash Scientific can tailor a system to match your equipment.
The Series 1206 VIBRAPLANE Individual Mounts are ideal when designing or retrofitting sensitive equipment. They use the same isolation techniques as our workstations and platforms, and perform exceedingly well in new equipment or to retrofit existing applications that don't fit the standard table or platform.
VIBRAPLANE mounts are offered in active and slave configurations. Active mounts use the VIBRALEVEL Air Servo Valve to feed or bleed air from the mounts to maintain preset "zero deflection" and compensate for load changes. Since the easiest way to establish a plane uses three points, three active mounts should be used per system regardless of the total of number of mounts used. Slave mounts do not have Air Servo Valves but are slaved (controlled) by one of the active mounts. The number of slave mounts is a function of configuration and load.