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(FC Series) Bilayer Faraday Cage with Vibration Isolation

Product Summary

The Faraday cage provides critical shielding of electromagnetic interference from outside sources and is an integral component of the Bilayer Workstation.

  • Convenient benchtop design
  • Enclosed vibration isolation table
  • Dynamic or passive support mechanisms
  • Large access doors
  • Magnetic closures
  • Solid brass grounding block
  • Durable powder coat finish

FC Series Faraday cages from Warner include a vibration isolation table and are designed to optimize the user's experience.

The Cage

The Faraday cage is a critical component in the Bilayer Workstation since it functions to shield the sensitive electronics contained therein from externally generated electrical interference. Without such, the ability to make single channel measurements would be mitigated.

Simple Placement

FC Series cages from Warner Instruments are designed to be conveniently placed on a sturdy workbench and are supplied with a choice of dynamic or passive vibration isolation table. A version of the cage without a table is also available.

Simple Access

Large access doors allow entry into the cage from all sides and the fan-fold front doors are designed to be placed out of the way when open. Small access doors along each side of the cage base allow access to table controls. Ports on the rear panel allow entry of electronic cabling into the cage enclosure. The cage has a brass grounding block mounted onto the inside back panel for proper grounding of all enclosed devices such as perfusion, illumination and stirring.

The Table

The Faraday cage is shipped with a custom 16x19 inch table manufactured for Warner Instruments by Kinetic Systems, Inc. When installed, the table is entirely contained within the cage enclosure and this design successfully isolates the tabletop from external acoustic and mechanical noise sources. The table has a steel top allowing for the attachment of magnetically coupled devices to its surface.

These tables come in both dynamic and passive designs and both perform equally well for BLM work. The selection consideration is more about ergonomics and the lab space than functionality.

Dynamic

The Dynamic table is similar in design to the standard floor standing tables commonly found in ephys labs (see our TMCand Kinetic Systems offerings for examples).

Generally speaking, the dynamic table connects to an external pressurized air source and can be thought of as a set-it-and-forget-it device.

Passive

The Passive table is better suited to environments that lack access to external pressurized air or if the air supply is unreliable. The table uses an internal bladder that is inflated, usually once a week, via an included bicycle pump. This task is simple to do and takes only 30 seconds or so to perform.

Select this table if you'll be moving the Workstation frequently. (Not common!)

Cage Specifications
Dimensions
(H x W x D)

 

63.5 x 55.9 x 45.7 cm (25 x 22 x 18 in)
Materials Aluminum with durable powder coat finish, solid brass grounding block
Design
  • Electrically continuous cage with solid wall construction.
  • Cage base accommodates 16 x 19' vibration isolation table (either passive or active support) manufactured for Warner Instruments by Kinetic Systems, Inc.
  • Table top forms the cage floor.
  • Large panel doors with magnetic closures.
  • Dual fan-fold front doors.
  • Large panel doors on top and sides.
  • Cage base has wing doors for access to vibration isolation table controls.
  • Access ports on back panel for electrical connection to cage contents.
TableSpecifications
Min. Load
@ 20 psi
Vertical Natural Frequency: 2.3 Hz
Isolation Efficiency @ 5 Hz 52%
Isolation Efficiency @ 10 Hz 83%
Horizontal Natural Frequency: 2.9 Hz
Isolation Efficiency @ 5 Hz 40%
Isolation Efficiency @ 10 Hz 92%
Max. Load
@ 80 psi
Vertical Natural Frequency: 2.1 Hz
Isolation Efficiency @ 5 Hz 70%
Isolation Efficiency @ 10 Hz 91%
Horizontal Natural Frequency: 1.8 Hz
Isolation Efficiency @ 5 Hz 81%
Isolation Efficiency @ 10 Hz 95%
Gross Load Capacity
@ 80 psi
72-4728 to 72-4733 90.8 kg (200 lbs)
All Others 204 kg (450 lbs)
Table Top Ferromagnetic stainless steel

Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
64-0064 FC-2 Bilayer Faraday cage with Dynamic isolation table Login Login
64-0454 BNA48 Ground cable, banana-banana, 48" Login Login
Accessories and Replacement Parts
64-0062 FC-0 Special Bilayer Faraday cage with shallow base (does not accept internal table) Login Login
64-0081 KS-1 Vibration isolation table for Bilayer Workstation, 16x19 in, manual pneumatics Login Login
64-0082 KS-2 Vibration isolation table for Bilayer Workstation, 16x19 in, automatic pneumatics Login Login
64-0085 FC-3 Standard Faraday cage for external isolation platform (accepts internal table) Login Login

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