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Vibration-Free Platform

Vibration-Free Platform
  • Portable low-profile design allows for multiple vibration-free work stations on a single bench
  • Pneumatic vibration-isolation mounts dampen up to 90% of building vibration, eliminate operator fatigue and nausea during microscope operations
  • Also isolates vibration-producing equipment from the work surface
  • Available in several sizes and materials, including UltraClean™ electropolished 304 stainless steel
  • Easy to set up and relocate
Specifications Vibration-Free Platform
Work Surface
W x D x H
Inches (mm)
Maximum
Load*
lbs. (kg)
Shipping
Weight
lbs. (kg)
UltraClean™ Finish
Stainless Steel Top
Cat. # Price
21.75 x 18.25 x 3
(552 x 464 x 76)
213
(97)
163
(74)
1580-02 Price
23 x 24 x 3
(584 x 610 x 76)
213
(97)
203
(92)
1580-03 $ 1,895
* Internal plate weight should be removed before operation with net loads over 100 lbs. (45.4 kg.)
Vibration-Free Platform
Just a Few Applications . . .
  • High-Magnification Microscope/ Video Inspection
  • Wire Bonding and Wire Bond Testing
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Inspection
  • Tunneling Electron Microscope (TEM) Inspection
  • Laser Surgery and Laser Processing
  • High-Precision Electronic Balance Measurement
  • Wafer Inspection and Probing
  • FTIR Spectroscopy
  • Thin Film Deposition
  • Surface Profiling
  • Doppler Velocimetry
  • Biological Sample Manipulation
  • Confocal Microscopy
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!

A Low-Profile, Steady Work Surface Wherever You Need It
Terra's portable, economical Vibration-Free Platform cures the shakes by providing benchtop vibration isolation in both the vertical and horizontal directions.

Four pneumatic all-axis isolators act as highly stable air springs that isolate up to 90% of typical building vibrations (see efficiency curves, at right). With the help of built-in pressure regulators, this platform maintains a fixed, controlled pressure with maximum loads up to 213 lbs. (97 kg.)

Removable incremental plate weights attached beneath the platform surface allow you to adjust the net load to provide optimal dampening for the process equipment with which you are working. This versatility, and the low-profile design, makes this platform ideal for applications that involve a wide range of close-tolerance equipment.

Compact Design Saves Space—and Money!
Its compact, portable size offers additional benefits. It lets you bring a steady surface to close-tolerance operations wherever they crop up, eliminating the need either to relocate heavy vibration-free tables or simply to forego a dampened surface (and risk the consequences!).

Further, because vibration-free tables can accommodate only one work station, large-scale productions often require the purchase of several such units. This low-cost platform offers an alternative to this expensive arrangement. You can place several of these units on a single bench, thereby establishing multiple vibration-free work stations while using very little space.

For optimal particle control, select a platform with an UltraClean™ finish stainless steel construction. The Vibration-Free Platform is easy to operate and requires little or no attention after the initial set-up. No special tools or mounting hardware is necessary. The platform comes completely assembled and ready for operation.

Vibration-Free Platform
Vibration-Free Platform
Test results by a Sloan Dektak II Surface Profile Measuring System
with and without Terra's Vibration-Free Platform

File Type File Name Publication Date
White Paper (PDF) Vibration Isolation Guide
Foot traffic & air handlers can disrupt work processes, so vibration control is critical for efficiency & accuracy in precision applications. Learn more about the effects of vibration and how to control it.
05/19/2015
Manual (PDF) Vibration Free Platform: Doc. # 1800-21
10/06/2010
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