Newport Corporation has acquired the products and technology of Vistek, a Tempe, Ariz.-based manufacturer of advanced vibration isolation solutions. The new products will be offered under Newport’s VIBe family of isolation products, and include mechanical isolation bearings, benchtop platforms, and stand-alone workstations. The new products feature patented isolator bearing technology that provides maintenance-free vibration isolation for sensitive equipment.
These new products extend the range of capabilities and solutions that Newport can offer to customers who need to protect microscopes, laboratory balances, or other sensitive equipment from vibration. These products can also reduce the amount of vibration that is transmitted into laboratory benches by vibrating equipment like mixers, centrifuges, or impact testers.
The new product lineup includes the compact LIP-Lab Isolation Platforms, which are specifically designed for lab balances, petri dishes, and other small lab equipment and devices. These instruments are commonly susceptible to environmental vibrations created by HVAC equipment, elevators, automobile and foot traffic, shakers, and other equipment. The LIP platforms include a PVC platform with a neoprene surface supported by three or four VIBe Vibration Isolation Bearings. These bearings are passive, mechanical bearings that employ patented vibration isolation technology.
Also in the new lineup are the VIT-laboratory workstations tables, which are used to isolate sensitive lab equipment from vibration. These tables are available in widths ranging from 30 to 72 inches and depths ranging from 30 to 36 inches and offer a wide range of payloads up to 500 pounds.
Date: Oct. 15, 2012
Source: Newport Corp.
Filed Under: Drug Discovery