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Vibration-Free Work Station

Vibration-Free Work Station
Also available with
ErgoHeight automated height tables
 
  • Pneumatic vibration-free mounts isolate up to 90% of building vibration, eliminate operator fatigue and nausea during microscope operations
  • Low-profile, ergonomic design combines stability with convenience
  • Built-in pneumatic controller simplifies leveling, allows continuous in-line operation
  • Meets Class 100 particle requirements
  • Bumper isolates front edge of bench and provides an arm rest
  • Select work surface material for your application: nonconductive and dissipative laminates, 304 stainless steel, and UltraClean™ electropolished 304 stainless steel
  • Available in UltraClean™ Finished Stainless Steel for the most critical contamination requirements
  • ErgoHeight™ design provides automatic height adjustment
Vibration-Free Work Stations Nonconductive Top Dissipative Top
Work Surface
Dimensions
W" X D"
(mm)
Number
of
Isolators
Maximum
Load
"A" Base Design** "A" Base Design**
Cat.# Price Cat.# Price
48 x 30
(1219 x 762)
4 360 1570-00A Price 1570-26A Price
60 x 30
(1524 x 762)
4 350 1570-01A Price 1570-27A Price
72 x 30
(1829 x 762)
6 550 1570-02A Price 1570-28A Price
84 x 30
(2134 x 762)
6 540 1570-03A Price 1570-29A Price
96 x 30
(2438 x 762)
6 530 1570-04A Price 1570-30A Price
48 x 34
(1219 x 864)
4 360 1570-07A Price 1570-33A Price
60 x 34
(1524 x 864)
4 350 1570-08A Price 1570-34A Price
72 x 34
(1829 x 864)
6 550 1570-09A Price 1570-35A Price
84 x 34
(2134 x 864)
6 540 1570-10A Price 1570-36A Price
96 x 34
(2438 x 864)
6 530 1570-11A Price 1570-37A Price
* These models feature epoxy-finished steel frames, with stainless steel lower leg members to prevent scuffing.

Vibration-Free Work Stations 304 Stainless Steel Top UltraClean™
Stainless Steel Top,
Frame & Legs
Work Surface
Dimensions
W" X D"
(mm)
Number
of
Isolators
Maximum
Load
W/Finished CR
Steel Frame, Legs
"A" Base Design**
All Stainless Steel
Construction
"A" Base Design**
"A" Base Design**
Cat.# Price Cat.# Price Cat.# Price
48 x 30
(1219 x 762)
4 360 1570-52A Price 1570-80A Price 1570-80A-2 Price
60 x 30
(1524 x 762)
4 350 1570-53A Price 1570-81A Price 1570-81A-2 Price
72 x 30
(1829 x 762)
6 550 1570-54A Price 1570-82A Price 1570-82A-2 Price
84 x 30
(2134 x 762)
6 540 1570-55A Price 1570-83A Price 1570-83A-2 Price
96 x 30
(2438 x 762)
6 530 1570-56A Price 1570-84A Price 1570-84A-2 Price
48 x 34
1219 x 864)
4 360 1570-59A Price 1570-87A Price 1570-87A-2 Price
60 x 34
(1524 x 864)
4 350 1570-60A Price 1570-88A Price 1570-88A-2 Price
72 x 34
(1829 x 864)
6 550 1570-61A Price 1570-89A Price 1570-89A-2 Price
84 x 34
(2134 x 864)
6 540 1570-62A Price 1570-90A Price 1570-90A-2 Price
96 x 34
(2438 x 864)
6 530 1570-63A Price 1570-91A Price 1570-91A-2 Price

Vibration-isolation technical background.

Manufacturers who routinely engage in high-magnification operations know there's more than one cause of motion sickness. Shaky work surfaces not only compromise precision and accuracy—they also literally make you sick!

As geometries get smaller and assembly and test procedures become more dependent on high magnifications, it becomes more important than ever before to ensure the optimal work surface for every application. That can mean not only effective vibration isolation, but also Class 1 cleanliness, static-dissipation, automated conveyance systems, and a host of other critical operating conditions. Failure to meet any one of these requirements can lead to microscopic errors—and big problems.

A Modular Vibration-Free Surface For Every Requirement
Terra Universal's Vibration-Free Work Station provides the optimal solution to these problems. It incorporates an advanced vibration-control design to provide the ideal work station for high-precision microelectronic manufacturing and testing operations—such as substrate aligning and measuring, surface profiling, probing, and wire bonding. Because the work station isolates 90% of typical building vibration, it eliminates worker fatigue, headaches, and nausea that result from microscopic operations on a shaky surface.

Each work station consists of five basic components: the frame (with several leg options), benchtop, undertop, shock bumper, and the pneumatic vibration-absorbing mounts and regulation system.

Pneumatic Vibration-Absorbing Mounts
These mounts are designed for applications that require exceptionally high vibration isolation, with a natural frequency down to 2-4 Hz. The vibration absorbing system offers high deflection and a horizontal-to-vertical stillness ratio of one-to-one. This ensures excellent stability without lateral restraints; the system isolates up to 90% of most building vibrations.

By varying the air input supplied to the pneumatic mounts while a load is applied, the floating work surface can be adjusted in height for leveling within ± .25" (6 mm). Since pneumatic mounts operate at zero deflection under load, this work station requires 30% to 60% less free height than conventional benchtops. For most applications, the air pressure in the center body provides a significant portion of the isolation capabilities of the mounts.

In-house air, bottled air, or nitrogen can be used for pressurization of the mounts. The station includes a safety master regulator and an individual pressure regulator and gauge for each vibration isolator to allow easy inflation and balancing of the benchtop. This inflation system also allows you to operate the table while it is continuously connected to the gas supply; this in-line operation is recommended to ensure a steady, balanced work surface.

Each isolator is rated for a 25-100 pound (11.3 kg - 45.4 kg) load, so you can safely operate a standard station with up to 350 pounds (159 mm) of net load (with weight plates removed). For very light loads, under 25 pounds (11.3 kg.), it is recommended that the table be operated with one or more plate weights. Varying weights produce varying vibration-isolation results, depending on the frequency of vibrations in your facility; for best results, experiment with varying plate weight configurations. Weights are included with each station.


Frame and Bench Top
Frame and Bench Top
No. 1570-01
 
A thick-gauge steel plate provides optimum reinforcement and prevents sagging under heavy loads. This undertop is encased in the recessed underside of the benchtop and fastened to it, forming a two-piece floating work station. It is securely set on four to six vibration-free mounts, isolating the work surface from any possible shocks or vibrations. The undertop also comes with fasteners that allow one or two 40-lb. (18 kg.) weight plates to be added to the bench.

The frame is fabricated of all-welded 2" (51 mm) square steel tubing with 12-gauge thickness. The sturdy welded construction eliminates the need for leg bracing below the top frame, and the heavy-wall tubing allows the bench top to support much heavier loads than conventional benches without sagging.

The legs are fabricated of heavy-gauge 2" (51 mm) and 1.75" (44 mm) square tubing. The telescopic "A" base models can be adjusted to suit your application, from 26-35" (660 mm - 889 mm) floor-to-top. This feature is important if you must maintain a standard work surface height in automatic processes, and it allows the bench to accommodate operators and chairs of varying sizes (higher ranges are available). Its retractable design also makes shipping and storage more economical. These benches include plastic, nonmarking glides and are available with the ErgoHeight™ option for motorized height adjustment.

All steel tubing used in the frame and leg construction features a white epoxy or powder-coat finish (stainless steel frames and legs are also available with stainless steel tops). Legs can be ordered with stainless steel scuff guards to prevent scratching and chipping.

Benchtops are available in several materials. Nonconductive and static-dissipative benchtops are constructed of high-grade thermosetting plastic laminate bonded to a .75" (19 mm) high-density epoxy fiber substrate. A frame of .75" (19 mm) high-density epoxy fiber is also bonded under the periphery of the top to provide additional reinforcement. A backing sheet is laminated to the underside to meet cleanroom requirements. For complete static protection, the dissipative models are equipped with a grounding connector and two snap-type plug receptacles for standard wrist straps. The laminate meets MIL-B-81705-B specifications. Standard color of the top is non-glare (texture-finish) ivory.

The stainless steel benchtop combines chemical resistance and complete static conductivity. Each of these stations can accommodate virtually any load without sagging, and their ergonomic, low-profile design affords all of the comfort and convenience of standard benches.

A thick-gauge steel plate provides optimum reinforcement and prevents sagging under heavy loads. This undertop is encased in the recessed underside of the benchtop and fastened to it, forming a two-piece floating work station. It is securely set on four to six vibration-free mounts, isolating the work surface from any possible shocks or vibrations. The undertop also comes with fasteners that allow one or two 40-lb. (18 kg.) weight plates to be added to the bench.

Replacement Shock Bumpers

 Replacement Shock Bumpers*
For Table
Width
inches (mm)
Stainless Steel UltraClean™ Stainless Steel
Cat.# Price Cat.# Price
48 (1219) 1570-14 Price 1570-19 Price
60 (1524) 1570-15 Price 1570-20 Price
72 (1829) 1570-16 Price 1570-21 Price
84 (2134) 1570-17 Price 1570-22 Price
96 (2438) 1570-18 Price 1570-23 Price
* Protects the front of the isolated top board against an operator accidentally bumping the board (also serves as an arm rest).
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