Why Choose Silicone Gel-Based Anti-Vibration Platform?
Uses High Grade Silicone Gel for the vibration isolators. Placed at the four corners of the granite, the silicone gel supports are highly compliant and have a high level of internal damping.
Simple and low cost vibration control.
No air supply required as with an air-based isolation table.
Used for over 10 years on high performance microscopes and precission weighing scales.
The platform makes an attractive base for your microscope or other precision instruments.
The Granite Isolator consists of only three different parts. The granite top is designed to be about the size of the microscope or other precision instrument. Special, high grade silicone gel isolators are underneath the four corners of the granite, and an ABS plastic baseplate is attached under the silicone gel isolators so that the platform can be easily slipped under the microscope, electronic balance, or other precision instruments.
The silicone gel supports of our platforms are the key as they are very compliant with high internal damping, they isolate micro-vibrations as well as larger motions, and have long life ( we have many installations of greater than 8 years). In addition, the silicone gel supports are easy to use as they require no adjustment, no air supply, accommodate a wide range of loading with excellent performance, and are ideal for use in cleanrooms. The granite tops give us the weight we are looking for, and they look very nice under your precision microscopes, balances and other precision instruments.
Granite platforms with unique silicone gel isolators offer new vibration damping solutions for noise sensitive industrial, laboratory, cleanroom, and inspection areas. Typical examples include:
- Precision weighing scales
- Electro-optic systems
- Precision measuring instruments such as microhardness and laser dimensional measurement instruments.
- Silicon wafer inspection stations
- Turntable isolation
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How does it work?
A vibration isolation device can be represented as a simple mass and spring system. This device is placed between the table top and the microscope.
The vibration isolator consists of a mass, a spring that supports the mass, and damping that absorbs the energy as the table top moves.
Damping is useful to reduce vibrations around the resonant frequency of the vibration isolator.
What are the benefits?
Easy to install and move around.
Simple and effective vibration isolation.
Much smaller and lower profile than benchtop air platforms.
Reduced eye fatigue compared to no vibration isolation.
Granite Isolator is significantly less expensive requiring no an air supply.
Long-term reliability is assured because there is nothing to adjust or maintain.
Our customer reviews?
"The Granite Isolator platform practically eliminated the vibration that was causing variations in our measurements."
"Before we started using the Granite Isolators, there were a lot of complaints about eye fatigue, headache, etc.
consequently productivity suffered.
This problem was eliminated as soon as the microscopes were fitted with the Granite Isolator."