TMC Introduces CleanBench Aktiv™ Lab Table With Everstill™ Active Vibration Cancellation

Thursday, November 1, 2018

PEABODY, MA — TMC, an industry leader in advanced vibration cancellation technology, has introduced CleanBench Aktiv™ lab table, the latest breakthrough in advanced floor vibration control for laboratory workstations.

Designed to isolate ultraprecision instruments from building floor vibration down to below 1 Hz, the CleanBench Aktiv lab table is ideal for optical microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, interferometers, and other surface metrology instruments.

“In designing the Aktiv lab table, we combined our patented Everstill™ active vibration cancellation technology with our MaxDamp air isolators,” states Steve Ryan, Divisional Vice President at TMC. “While Everstill provides outstanding low frequency vibration cancellation starting at 0.5 to 0.7 Hz, MaxDamp provides aggressive higher frequency isolation, complementing Everstill. 

“The result is a system that isolates better than even our industry-standard CleanBench table across the entire frequency range of 0-50 Hz, at which ultra-precision instruments tend to be most sensitive,” adds Ryan. “In the especially critical 1-3 Hz range, the Aktiv table provides vibration attenuation improvement up to a factor of 42 over the best air isolation tables, an unprecedented performance in such a compact table.”

The table is ergonomically configured, with a kneewell on the long side and a range of tops to select from with either a smooth surface or a grid of tapped holes, in either ¼-20 (imperial) or M6 (metric) threads. The 50 mm (2 in.)-thick top combines the best features of TMC’s steel honeycomb with ultra-stiff, damped, layered platform design. The low-profile, high-density tops lower the overall floating center of mass ensuring inherent stability, even for relatively top-heavy payloads.

The CleanBench Aktiv lab table is available to order starting today.

About Everstill
Evolving from TMC’s STACIS piezoelectric vibration cancellation technology, the patented Everstill system incorporates a “serial type” architecture with active hard-mounts that cancel vibration starting below 1 Hz and geophone type velocity sensors, which have better low frequency sensitivity than accelerometers. Specifically designed for maximum low frequency performance, the Everstill system excels in the critical 1-10 Hz range.

About TMC
TMC designs and manufactures precision vibration isolation systems for sensitive research and manufacturing processes worldwide. TMC is an ISO 9001:2015-certified company. Its products include active and passive vibration isolation systems; optical table systems, and breadboards; laboratory tables and tabletop platforms; floor platforms; magnetic field cancellation and electric field shielding systems; and acoustic enclosures.

TMC is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a pioneer in the development of ultraprecision measurement instruments and a global leader in ultraprecise machine tools and manufacturing systems for the semiconductor, photovoltaic, nanotechnology, military, defense and ophthalmic lens markets.

AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of approximately $4.9 billion.

For more information, contact Sheryl Aleckna at Technical Manufacturing Corporation, 15 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. Tel: 978-532-6330. Fax: 978-531-8682. E-mail: Sheryl.Aleckna@ametek.com Website: www.techmfg.com.