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

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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 today.

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.”

For more information, please contact TMC.

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.

Visit the STACIS® LaserTable-Base page for more information.

Steve Ryan
Technical Manufacturing Corp.