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. See below example with NASA/JPL SIM Interferometer
Testbed Spectral Calibration Development Unit (SCDU).
isolation systems have also been used to support entire vacuum chambers.
This offers the advantages of more standard designs and lower costs in some
Three 1350 lb capacity Vacuum Minus K
SM-1s for the SCDU
in JPL's testbed configuration.
Modifications for to the isolators based on your application
requirements could include: • Use of Stainless Hardware •
Removal of Paint and/or Powder Coating • Removal of Anodizing
• Replacement of Nylon or Plastic Parts • Electroless Nickel
on Steel Parts • Venting Blind Holes • Use of Vacuum Grease
for Low Outgassing • Bare Aluminum • We'll need to
pricing for vacuum applications. The price is typically 3 times the standard
units for vacuum compatible (internal chamber) placement.
MK26 Series Vibration
Control Workstation with more ergonomic comfort is designed specifically for
ultra-low natural frequency applications. The system utilizes MinusK patented
negative stiffness vibration isolators in order to provide a compact, passive
Vibration Isolation Workstation with ultra-low natural frequencies, higher
internal structural frequencies, and excellent vertical and horizontal
isolation efficiencies. The MK26 has also been upgraded to provide much better
user comfort and additional leg space.