For conventional lab floors, isolating building floor vibration from large, tall tools presents an ergonomic challenge. Placing the isolators directly beneath the tool may raise the tool to an impractical height. Furthermore, conventional air isolators are unstable when placed close together under a tall, top-heavy payload.
TMC’s 65 Series Floor Platforms solve this dilemma. By combining our Stainless Steel Platforms with a unique “lifthood” design, our isolators “cradle” the platform allowing the tool to be lifted a minimal distance above the floor. And, because the isolators are not integrated into the platform, the platform may be custom designed to match the tool footprint or any desired shape.
TMC floor platforms are configured with our STACIS® Active Piezoelectric Isolators. The advantages of STACIS include:
STACIS piezoelectric isolators suffer no ill effects from tall, top-heavy payloads. There’s no danger of gravitational instability.
Instruments mounted on floor platforms (TEMS) are among the most vibration-sensitive tools made. STACIS provides the best vibration isolation commercially available with no low-frequency amplification.
Instruments requiring isolation typically incorporate an internal, built-in vibration isolation system. This system is generally a low-frequency air isolator which, in general, should not be supported by another low-frequency air isolation system. STACIS is compatible being “stacked” beneath any tool’s internal isolation system (ask for our Supporting Active Electro-Pneumatic Vibration Isolation Systems on Platforms Supported by STACIS® ‘Hard-Mount’ Piezoelectric Isolation Systems white paper.)
TMC works closely with instrument manufacturers to ensure that our platform design meets the instrument’s footprint, structural, and utility requirements.
We have successfully isolated hundreds of different instruments and are often already familiar with the tool requirements. In most instances, you need only provide the tool manufacturer and model for us to recommend a solution.