Mounting of such equipment has been
an ongoing source of difficulty for tool and facility engineers.
The combination of tall, lightweight raised floors, more massive
and sensitive equipment and utility holes or "pop-outs" in the sub-floors
have stretched conventional sub-floor pedestals to the limits of
their intended performance. Such pedestals are cumbersome, expensive
and require special on-site engineering for each tool at each site.
Furthermore, such pedestals are large steel structures prone to
resonance with little or no structural damping. Simply designing
a stiff structure is not adequate. For sensitive inspection tools,
rigidity combined with aggressive structural damping is the only
The Rigid-Damped Tripod solves all of these problems
at a surprisingly low price, making it the preferred solution for
not only vibration sensitive tools but any tool too massive to be
placed on the raised floor.