Ultra-Thin Vibration Isolation Platforms

The best isolation performance on the market, in a form factor only 57mm tall. The thinnest and most portable isolator Minus K® have ever offered, the CT-1 series of ultra-thin isolators are suitable for a wide range of benchtop microscopes.

Manufacturer

Minus K Technology

The Minus K® products, formerly 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 300 leading universities and government laboratories in 51 countries.

Product Videos

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Key Features

  • Passive Mechanical Vibration Isolation
  • Performs up to 100x Better than Air Systems
  • No Air or Electricity Required
  • Easy to Use
  • No Maintenance Required
  • Range of Sizes Available

Negative Stiffness Passive Isolation

Minus K® have developed a revolutionary new method for passive vibration isolation. Using a system of springs and negative stiffness mechanisms, Minus K®’s technology provide isolation performance up 100 times better than air systems. Isolation is provided in 6 degrees of freedom, and offers 0.5 Hz vertical natural frequency and ~1.5 Hz horizontal natural frequency.

With no air, electricity or maintenance required, Minus K® isolators are easy to install and use. The negative stiffness technology has been adapted for a wide range of form factors, including ultra-thin and ultra-compact sizes. There are only two adjustments. The CT-2 is ideal for all types of benchtop microscopes. This is the thinnest, most portable and most user-friendly isolator ever offered that is capable of delivering this performance.

The vertical curve demonstrates the vertical 1/2 Hz performance of the CT-1.

Horizontally, the CT-1 offers natural frequencies as low as 2.25 Hz, much better than typical air tables.

Specifications

Weight Approx. 30 Ibs (16kg)
Dimension 20" W x 18" D x 2.25" H (508mm W x 457mm D x 57mm H)
Approx. payload weight range (60CT-1) 42 - 70 Ib (19 - 31.8kg)
Approx. payload weight range (100CT-1) 63 - 103 Ib (28.6 - 46.8kg)
Approx. payload weight range (150CT-1) 94 - 155 Ib (42.7 - 70.5kg)

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Product Videos

CT-10 Ultra-Thin Low-Height Compact Tabletop Vibration Isolation Platform

CT-2 Ultra-Thin Low-Height Tabletop Vibration Isolation Platform

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New CT-1 Ultra-Thin Low Height Tabletop Vibration Isolation Platform Brochure

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Service Support

Comprehensive repairs and servicing

Annual Support Programs

Your metrology instrumentation is a major investment that is critical to your business operation and success. In today’s competitive climate, it is more important than ever to extend the functionality and peak performance of your metrology equipment years beyond the expiration of your factory warranty. CN Tech’s Support Programs will help ensure that your investment is protected, and that you and your instrument’s are always operating at peak performance.

With over 20 years’ experience servicing and repairing you can be assured that your system is in safe hands. The independent services we offer include system relocation, maintenance visits, parts and consumables, and break down interventions.

CN Tech’s Support Programs are an economical way to guarantee optimal working condition:

  • Annual Preventive Maintenance
  • Priority Technical Assistance
  • Preferred Parts Availability
  • On-Site User Training
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • No surprise repair expense and much more!

Support Contact Example

An example of our service and support contracts are shown below:

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Metrology & Instrumentation Annual Support Programs 2022/23

CN Tech's Support Programs will help ensure that your investment is protected, and that you and your instrument’s are always operating at peak performance.

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