Newport acquires Vistek vibration isolation product line

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Newport has acquired the products and technology of Vistek, an Arizona-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 standalone workstations. All of 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.

Jim Fisher, group director for Newport’s Vibration Control business unit, stated: 'Newport and Vistek have been working together since 2010, when we jointly developed Newport’s VIBe product offering. Since that time, we have brought this technology to new customers around the world to solve their unique vibration isolation challenges. This acquisition further expands our product offering in this area, and also brings us Vistek’s existing customer base. We are especially excited about the new products we will be able to bring to the market by expanding Vistek’s core patented technology.'