The Faraday cage provides critical shielding of electromagnetic interference from outside sources and is an integral component of the Bilayer Workstation.
FC Series Faraday cages from Warner include a vibration isolation table and are designed to optimize the user's experience.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!)
(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|
@ 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%|
@ 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|