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1. Future Product: The Ultra Compact LC-4

2. Minus K 20 Year Celebration Isolator Giveaway to U.S. Colleges and Universities

3. Upcoming Nanotechnology Meetings and Webinars

4. We want to hear from YOU

Minus K Technology currently builds
vibration isolators to handle payloads from
lbs to 10,000 lbs (per isolator).

When you need the best isolation for your dollar.
Our patented technology will provide you true 1/2 Hz performance.

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Future Product:
Minus K's is designing a new ultra compact isolator

The LC-4 is a very compact, low frequency, negative-stiffness isolator.

Nominal payload capacities for both models will be 25 lb (11 kg), 50 lb (23 kg), 100 lb (46 kg) and 150 lb (68 kg) for this ultra compact isolator.

Planned performance characteristics:
Vertical natural frequencies will be adjustable to 0.5 Hz throughout the payload ranges. Horizontal natural frequencies will be weight dependent with one option offering 0.5 Hz at the upper payload limit and another option offering 1.5 Hz at the upper payload limit.

As with all Minus K isolators, the LC-4 will be completely passive and use no air or electricity. The isolators can be combined into multi isolator systems to support heavy payloads while taking up very little room themselves.

If needed, the LC-4 isolators can be customized to achieve user specific needs, E.g., different horizontal and vertical frequencies, damping, etc. They can also be made cleanroom or vacuum compatible.

Dimensions will be approximately:
1.5-Hz horizontal models
4.8" W x 4.8" D x 7.0" H (122mm W x 122mm D x 178mm H)

0.5-Hz horizontal models
4.8" W x 4.8" D x 8.5" H (122mm W x 122mm D x 216mm H)


Minus K 20 Year Celebration Vibration Isolator Giveaway
to U.S. Colleges and Universities

We are celebrating 20 years of business by giving away $20,000* worth of our patented vibration isolators to colleges within the United States.

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Any college/university within the United States, that have an AFM, Electron Microscope, Interferometer, Laser Optical System, Micro Hardness Tester, or any other special equipment that would benefit from a low-frequency vibration isolator and apply. No purchase necessary.

The submission forms will be judged by the 20 Year Giveaway Committee on multiple catagories.Limited to one submission per college department. Submission deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.

The selected college departments will be notified by February 28, 2014 and posted on Minus K's website.
A new FREE Minus K vibration isolator will be shipped within one month of notification.

Minus K will conduct a brief interview with the selected departments six months after receiving their isolator. The interviews will be used to learn how vibration isolator helped with the application goals and interview may be used for articles in industry publications.

Full information available on our website at www.minusk.com/20yrgiveaway.html


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Upcoming Meetings and Webinars:

Meeting: Sponsor: Dates: Location:
Photonics West 2014
Visit the Minus K Booth #5307 at this exhibit Feb. 4, 2014 -
Feb. 6, 2014
San Francisco , CA
Biophysical Society 58th Annual Meeting 2014
Visit the Minus K Booth #812 at this exhibit Feb. 15, 2014 -
Feb. 19, 2014
San Francisco , CA
2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
Material Reseach Society Apr. 21, 2013 -
Apr. 25, 2013
San Francisco , CA
NSTI NanoTech 2014 NSTI
May. 12, 2014 -
May. 15, 2014
Washington, D.C.
SPIE Optics & Photonics 2014
Visit the Minus K Booth at this exhibit Aug. 17, 2013 -
Aug.. 21, 2013
San Diego, CA

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