TMC announces active inertial vibration cancellation system

June 21, 2010
The Stacis iX Laser Table-Base is an active inertial vibration cancellation system for optical tables.

The Stacis iX Laser Table-Base is an active inertial vibration cancellation system for optical tables. The two-tiered system combines a traditional passive air system with piezoelectric actuators and inertial vibration sensors to cancel vibration at very low frequencies. It is designed for applications such as interferometry, single- and multi-photon microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy.
Technical Manufacturing Corp.
Peabody, MA
www.techmfg.com

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PRESS RELEASE


TMC’s New STACIS iX LaserTable-Base –
Dramatically Improves Vibration Isolation Attainable with Optical Tables

PEABODY, Massachusetts – Technical Manufacturing Corporation (TMC) introduces STACIS iX LaserTable-Base, an active inertial vibration cancellation system for optical tables, at the 2010 Photonics West show.

LaserTable-Base, the newest addition to TMC’s family of STACIS iX active piezoelectric vibration isolation products, is designed for applications such as interferometry, single- and multi-photon microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and other highly vibration-sensitive experiments and instruments that require better vibration isolation than a traditional air system can provide.

Typically, optical tables are supported by low-frequency pneumatic vibration isolation systems. Though very effective at isolating high frequencies, these passive air systems actually amplify vibration in the critical 1 to 3 Hz range. TMC’s patented STACIS technology overcomes these limitations by incorporating piezoelectric actuators and inertial vibration sensors to cancel – not amplify – vibration at very low frequencies. The two-tiered LaserTable-Base combines these two technologies, air and STACIS, into one integrated cancellation system.

The result is unprecedented levels of vibration isolation.

“TMC is pressing ahead with high-end vibration isolation products that achieve dramatically better performance,” said Steve Ryan, TMC vice president, marketing. “The STACIS iX family improves upon the original STACIS technology with the addition of extended travel piezoelectric actuators to accommodate even the worst floors and a design that uses fewer actuators, significantly lowering total cost.”

TMC designs and manufactures precision vibration isolation systems for sensitive research and manufacturing processes worldwide. The ISO 9001:2008-certified company’s products include active and passive vibration isolation systems; optical tops, optical table systems, and breadboards; laboratory tables and table top platforms; floor platforms; magnetic field cancellation and electric field shielding systems; and acoustic enclosures. For more information, please contact TMC.

STACIS is a registered trademark and LaserTable-Base is a trademark of Technical Manufacturing Corporation. All trademarks and registered trademarks are properly of their respective holders.

STACIS iX LaserTable-Base consists of two vibration isolation systems: STACIS active piezoelectric vibration cancellation on the floor and a pneumatic stacked on top, supporting the optical top.

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