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12 in. (305 mm) 18 in. (457 mm) 10 lb (4.5 kg) 35 lb (15.9 kg)
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12 in. (305 mm) 18 in. (457 mm) 135 lb (61.2 kg) 210 lb (95.3 kg)
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VIBe mechanical vibration isolation platform with 3 isolators
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12 in. (305 mm) 18 in. (457 mm) 15 lb (6.8 kg) 55 lb (24.9 kg)
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12 in. (305 mm) 18 in. (457 mm) 55 lb (24.9 kg) 90 lb (40.8 kg)
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18 in. (457 mm) 24 in. (610 mm) 150 lb (68 kg) 350 lb (158.8 kg)
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18 in. (457 mm) 24 in. (610 mm) 30 lb (13.6 kg) 70 lb (31.8 kg)
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18 in. (457 mm) 24 in. (610 mm) 50 lb (22.7 kg) 105 lb (47.6 kg)
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18 in. (457 mm) 24 in. (610 mm) 70 lb (31.8 kg) 140 lb (63.5 kg)
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18 in. (457 mm) 24 in. (610 mm) 95 lb (43.1 kg) 180 lb (81.6 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 120 lb (54.4 kg) 260 lb (117.9 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 140 lb (63.5 kg) 320 lb (145.1 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 20 lb (9.1 kg) 75 lb (34 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 275 lb (124.7 kg) 400 lb (181.4 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 340 lb (154.2 kg) 520 lb (235.9 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 40 lb (18.1 kg) 110 lb (49.9 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 65 lb (29.5 kg) 120 lb (54.4 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 70 lb (31.8 kg) 125 lb (56.7 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 75 lb (34 kg) 140 lb (63.5 kg)
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24 in. (610 mm) 30 in. (762 mm) 80 lb (36.3 kg) 200 lb (90.7 kg)
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26 in. (660 mm) 38 in. (965 mm) 100 lb (45.4 kg) 300 lb (136.1 kg)
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Features

VIBe™ Mechanical Vibration Isolation Technology

The patented mechanical isolation technology features six degree of freedom isolator design to work within a defined range of weight under which the isolators deflect or compress. The amount of deflection is a function of the payload on each isolator. Vertical and horizontal vibration is effectively attenuated and your precision application is isolated from the vibration. It is a great alternative solution for applications that are not suitable for pneumatic isolation.

Superior Mechanical Design

VIBe™ technology works in horizontal direction by utilizing ball bearings sandwiched between precision raceways, forming the plane of isolation. The balls that displace between the raceways due to micro-vibrations are restored to the neutral position by gravity, which acts as a non-linear spring. Since the spring force (i.e., the restoring force) is non-linear, it is constant and independent of the frequency and amplitude of the input vibrations, meaning the balls’ oscillating motion has no “natural” frequency. Instead, the motion has an infinite number of frequencies, one for each increment of displacement, which makes the resonance between the two halves of the plane of isolation physically impossible. As a result, the isolator filters out a broad band of input vibration frequencies and ensures a constant level of vibration transmission reduction.
Vertical vibration isolation is addressed by the Newport's proprietary, nonlinear spring mechanism with near zero tangential stiffness for vibrations. The natural frequency of the spring remains relatively low and constant across a large range of spring compression, effectively isolating the vertical vibrations.

Proper Loading

Each of the VIBe™ isolators in the platform needs to be properly loaded in order to achieve maximized vibration isolation performance. A special gap tool is shipped with the platform to verify the proper loading of the isolators. This gap tool measures 0.56 inch wide by 0.1 inch thick and it is used to determine that the gap in the isolator is more than 0.1 inch but less than 0.56 inch. If the gap is larger than 0.56 inch, the bearing does not have enough weight on it. Conversely, if the gap is smaller than 0.1 inch, it is overloaded.

Build Your Own VIP320 Platform

We offer several standard plates compatible with VIB320 isolators for you to configure your own VIP320 platform. Go to accessories family to find those plates and configure using brackets and VIB320 isolators to build your own platform. Determine the size, weight and weight distribution of your application being isolated, then select the right size plate and right payload version of the VIB320 isolators to support your application. Newport offers mounting brackets VIB-BRKT /VIB-BRKT-L and various B320-ACC series mounting accessories .

4 Standard Baseplate Choices

The platform baseplate is available in four standard shapes, two rectangular (VIP-1218, VIP-1824) and two triangular (VIB-G001, VIB-G002), which have been designed to satisfy the widest range of application needs. The two rectangular baseplates come in 12 x 18 in. and 18 x 24 in. sizes and can be equipped with isolator bearings to support payloads from 5 lbs to over 350 lbs. The triangular models have been designed specifically to accommodate a large assortment of microscope footprints from all leading manufacturers. Special shapes and sizes are also available on request.

15 Isolator Bearing Choices

In total, 15 models of VIB320 isolators that effectively cover a load range from 2-180 lbs are available. This allows users to configure the proper size platform and position isolators in the required locations on a baseplate to support and isolate their instrument, even if the load is not uniform, as in the case of microscopes which are typically heavier in the rear by as much as 50%. VIBe™ Series VIB320 isolator bearings are mechanical isolators available in discrete payload ranges as identified by their part number. For very light instruments, the VIB320-0210 isolates total payloads from 2-10 lbs per bearing and for heavy instruments the VIB320-110180 isolates total payloads from 110-180 lbs per isolator. VIB320 Isolators are passive and mechanical and do not require air hoses, maintenance or supporting hardware.