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Semprex Corporation manufactures precision x-y motion stages and stands to meet a wide variety of industrial applications including: Manual XY Stages and Motorized XY Stages

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Prior Manufactures a variety of stages for biological sciences, industrial automation and inspection, and for the automation of hardness testers.

A variety of sample holders are available with the stages including slide holders, petri dish holders, microtitre tray holders, glass plates, wafer chucks. Prior also manufactures many custom sample holders tailored for your particular application.

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  • Articulating stands

  • Boom stand

  • Ball bearing stand

  • Microscope Tilt Mount

  • Camera Tilt Mount

  • U-Base Stand


We are proud to offer product from the following vendors:
  • Vistek  Click on highlighted text. You will be directed to an outside link.
  • TMC

Tools that are sensitive to vibrations need to be isolated from floor vibrations.

Vibration Isolation Legs manufactured by Vistek isolate the most sensitive tools from very low frequency vibrations.

VIL Products may be designed into a tool and or maybe used in tandem with Vistek's tool support jackscrews (QuadPods) to support metrology tools, steppers, SEMS, TEMs, etc…

Tool Supports

Floor vibration specifications today are increasingly more stringent and difficult to meet. For instance, metrology tool manufacturers specify that floor vibration velocity may not exceed certain levels (i.e., 250 ?/s) in order for their tools to operate. Consequently, fabs are forced to erect extremely rigid concrete and/steel pedestals for metrology tools in an attempt to create a sufficiently quiet floor space.

These rigid pedestals will not create a quiet enough platform for the tool. Isolation is often required. In these cases isolation technology must be added.

Vistek's VILs are passive, mechanical, efficient and highly effective.

Tool Design

Designing isolation into a tool in many cases can eliminate the need for additional isolation in the field; i.e., tool pedestals or platforms of some sort. Vistek's isolation bearings and legs are ideal for this application. Since they are passive, mechanical and scaleable, it is very easy to incorporate these products into a tool design.

In those cases where internal tool isolation and external tool isolation in the field are both necessary, Vistek products cab be used in both applications without creating the possibility of resonance between the two bearings.


Active Vibration Isolation Tables 

TMC’s Active Vibration Isolation Table features state-of-the-art vibration isolation performance. By integrating our new Compact Sub-Hertz Pendulum Isolation System (CSP ® ) for horizontal vibration reduction with our new PEPS-VX¨ Inertial Damper for vertical vibration cancellation, we have produced a superior, ultra-quiet table in six degrees-of-freedom. This advanced isolation technology may be combined with TMC optical tables and other TMC products, as well as designed into equipment for OEM applications.

Featuring 10 dB of isolation vertically and 20 dB of isolation horizontally at 2 Hz (a frequency at which other tables amplify vibration), the Active Vibration Isolation Table is ideal for the most demanding applications in unusually severe vibration environments.

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New Ergonomically Designed
Ultra-Low Frequency Vibration Isolation Workstation
MK26 Series


  • New Ergonomic Design
  • Ultra-Low Natural Frequencies
  • Vibradamped Frame
  • Customizable Accessories
  • No Air Supply Needed - Easy to Use
  • Choice of Tabletops
  • Ergonomic Styling
  • Class 100 Cleanroom Compatible
  • Class 10 Available

The New MK26 Series Vibration Control Workstation with more ergonomic comfort is designed specifically for ultra-low natural frequency applications. Kinetic Systems manufactures the system utilizing the Minus K patented negative stiffness vibration isolators in order to provide a compact, passive Vibration Isolation Workstation with ultra-low natural frequencies, higher internal structural frequencies, and excellent vertical and horizontal isolation efficiencies.  The MK26 has also been upgraded to provide much better user comfort and additional leg space.

The Minus K vertical isolator uses a stiff spring and negative-stiffness mechanism to achieve a low net vertical stiffness without affecting the static load supporting capability. 

Horizontal vibration isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. 

Adjusted to a 1/2 Hz natural frequency, the workstation achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz and 99.7% at 10 Hz. 

The MK26 Series can be configured for a wide variety of applications and customized with most of our vibration isolation workstation accessories.

Typical Vibration Control Applications for the MK26 Vibration Isolation  Workstation  

The MK26 Series offers the ultimate performance for a wide range of instruments, such as analytical balances, cell injection, confocal microscopes, patch clamping, optical microscopes, wafer probing, sensor calibration atomic force microscopes and other sensitive equipment in fields such as semiconductor processing, telecommunications, aerospace engineering, and medical research.


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