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Minus K® Technology Partners With Kinetic Systems for New MK26 High Performance Vibration Isolation Workstation

New MK26 vibration isolation workstation adds integrated solutions to Minus K offerings.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2006--Minus K Technology, a leading manufacturer of vibration isolation products is partnering with Kinetic Systems, Inc. for the new MK26 High Performance Vibration Isolation Workstation. The new MK26 integrates the Minus K patented Negative Stiffness(TM) vibration isolation technology with the Kinetic Systems workstation platform and accessories to deliver a compact, passive workstation with ultra-low sub-Hertz natural frequencies achieving 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.

"This partnership brings the strengths of both companies together to deliver a combined solution whose price-performance and ease of integration are unmatched in the industry," said David Platus, president and chief executive officer of Minus K Technology. "The MK26 addresses a new class of applications for Minus K where our customers require a wide range of pre-engineered accessories for application integration."

The Minus K MK26 Vibration Isolation Workstation can be configured for a wide variety of applications. Customization options include guard rails, padded armrests, overhead equipment shelves, monitor stands, non-isolated shelves for supporting equipment off the tabletop, oversized keyboard shelves, retractable casters, Faraday Cages, and tabletop enclosures to protect against harsh manufacturing environments.

The MK26 is available with up to 650 pounds (295Kg) gross load capacity. It is Class 100 cleanroom compatible, with Class 10 available as an option. Tabletops can be ordered in two sizes (30" x 36" and 36" x 48").

Applications for the MK26 Vibration Isolation Workstation include fluorescent dye imaging, patch clamping, scanning probe microscopes, microhardness testing, sensor calibration, profilers, and interferometers in fields such as biology, semiconductor processing, materials research, aerospace engineering, and medical research.

The MK26 is now available starting at a list price of $6,920. Visit Minus K at NSTI Nanotech 2006 in Boston, MA from May 8-9, Booth 825 and at CLEO/QELS 2006 in Long Beach, CA from May 23-25, Booth 1848.

About Kinetic Systems

Kinetic Systems, Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of vibration isolation equipment, optical tables, and related components. More information is available at www.kineticsystems.com.

About Minus K Technology

Minus K Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets high performance vibration isolation products, systems and services to a wide range of markets from biology and neuroscience to aerospace, semiconductors, and nanotechnology. Minus K's innovative solutions enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Minus K is the vibration isolation platform of choice for many critical applications, providing end-user and OEM solutions to commercial, academic and government customers worldwide. They are an OEM supplier to leading manufactures of SPMs, micro-hardness testers and other sensitive instruments. Founded in 1993, Minus K is headquartered in Inglewood, California. More information is available at www.minusk.com.


 
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