New TMC Catalog Showcases Full Line of Vibration Isolation Solutions

Friday, June 27, 2003

PEABODY, Massachusetts,Technical Manufacturing Corporation (TMC) has introduced its 2003-2004 General Catalog, featuring the industry’s most complete and versatile line of precision vibration isolation systems.

At TMC, we see floor vibration as an insidious and poorly understood problem that affects the performance of a wide range of tools in an endless list of applications,” said Steve Ryan, vice president of marketing for TMC. “Our goal is to educate our customers through our detailed technical primer which introduces the fundamental concepts of vibration control." The remainder of the catalog is devoted to listing and explaining the many standard TMC products and their recommended applications.

TMC's 120-page color catalog presents the company’s full product line in an easy-to-follow format. The comprehensive guide includes: a 26-page, detailed technical background section; optical tops, breadboards, and supports; laboratory tables and tabletop platforms; floor and sub-floor platforms and stands; state-of-the-art isolators; accessories; and standard and custom configurations.

Featured products include the recently introduced DoubleDensity™ CleanTop® II optical top, offering twice the number of tapped holes as TMC's existing CleanTop® tops, and TableTop™ A-P, a lightweight modular system that offers both active and passive vibration isolation in a compact design. Other highlights are the STACIS® – simply the most advanced vibration isolation system commercially available, employing an active piezoelectric vibration control system; CleanTop® II optical top with its patented design of epoxying a nylon cup under each tapped hole, preventing spills from reaching the top’s honeycomb core; and Quiet Island® sub-floor platforms, incorporating STACIS, rigid stands, or Gimbal Piston™ air isolators.

The technical background section of the 2003-2004 General Catalog is a primer on precision floor vibration isolation. Included are insights into noise measurements, theoretical and practical application of passive and active vibration isolation systems, and an explanation of the specifications of table tops. This section is also available as a downloadable pdf file on TMC’s web site,

TMC is a unique blend of dual core capabilities – unparalleled expertise in precision floor vibration control and a commitment to manufacturing using advanced precision metal fabrication techniques. The ISO-9001-certified company's products are a standard in the semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and optics industries and are used in numerous academic, industrial, and military research projects. Custom products and systems for unusual applications and for original equipment manufacturers are also available.

STACIS® and Quiet Island® are registered trademarks and CleanTop®, Gimbal Piston™, DoubleDensity CleanTop®, and TableTop™ A-P are trademarks of Technical Manufacturing Corporation.

Steve Ryan
Technical Manufacturing Corp.