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Vibration isolation products from Minus K Technology

03 Mar 2023 Sponsored by Minus K Technology

Minus K Technology, celebrating 30 years in the market, presents its vibration isolation products in this short video filmed at Photonics West 2023. As Erik Runge, the company’s vice president of engineering explains, the firm’s isolators operate at 0.5 Hz and are totally passive. They use no air or electricity, are easy to set up and are particularly good for low-frequency building vibrations – easily out-performing air and active isolators.

Runge introduces Minus K Technology’s range of isolation products, which, he says, can all be made vacuum compatible. These isolators are used in a wide range of settings: for atomic-force microscopes, interferometers, micro-hardness testers and electron microscopes. Runge goes on to say that Minus K Technology even did the test isolation for the James Webb Space Telescope – a huge structure weighing almost 30,000 kg.


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