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Anti Vibration Tables and Optical Tables

All successful research needs a stable platform and our Anti Vibration tables and Optical tables provide just that. We have worked hard to create the very best in anti vibration table technology to allow your research to continue without vibration interference. Our anti vibration tables have been used by an ever growing number of labs and institutions around the world and have been part of many research success stories.

Our optical tables and anti vibration tables are suitable for a wide level of budgets and applications. Get in Touch with our team today for a quote or to find out more.

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Anti Vibration Tables and Optical Tables: Vibration isolation 

As the levels of road traffic increase so too do the levels of vibration. This is also the case as labs are increasingly becoming multi-user facilities. These vibration levels need to be considered when trying to build an experimental set up. In many cases the resulting movement from vibration can seriously affect research and experimental work.

Input signals from heavy traffic or construction travel through the ground to the building. The foundations of the building and the ground surrounding them then act as a series of springs and dampers, mitigating transmission of vibration at some frequencies, and increasing it at others. The frequencies of vibration transmitted in this way tend to be most important between 5Hz and 300Hz.

This presents a particular problem, as panel resonances for walls and slab flooring tend to be around 10-30Hz for vertical vibration, and 5-10Hz for horizontal vibration, so these resonances can be easily excited. For the majority of situations, you therefore need to isolate your experiment from vibrations between 5Hz and 30Hz.

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MCI Air – The Latest Technology in Pneumatic Damping 

MCI’s Pneumatic Vibration Isolation Optical Table for electrophysiology and imaging applications feature the latest patented damping mechanism. Dubbed the bulb self-centering pendulum-bar technique, this technology guarantees experiments can operate in a relative stationary state. The ultra-thin pneumatic chambers ensure optimal responsiveness of the damping mechanism to the environment.
This table offers excellent damping at frequencies of 2Hz and higher, with 90% horizontal isolation at 5Hz and 94% damping vertically. At 10Hz, we offer 95% isolation horizontally and 98% vertically.

Our optical tables and breadboards are precision-drilled and tapped, with a high-density honeycomb structure layout for damping and sealed cups underneath each hole for easy cleaning.

MCI Air is the ideal solution for all environments and experimental requirements. Request information now if you want to know more about anti vibration optical tables or optical breadboards.


Our satisfied customers include:


Bioaster       universite-de-picardie-jules-verne-upjv          oxford

tu_kaiserslautern-svg               university-regensburg

caulogo-313x103            edinburgh                 

cirrus-logic      Monash University       institut_pasteur_logo-svg




University of Cape Town            newcastle_master_col




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