Max Planck Institute – Dortmund

Floor vibration isolation for High End TEM

A set of five AVI modules and 80mm thick plate as platform to support TEM Column and its base frame was customized, designed and implemented before the installation of TEM started. After placing the TEM column on AVI platform, the installation of vibration isolation system was completed and commissioning tests were performed.

The vibration measurements shown significant improvement by installed isolation system. A reduction factor of 100 times was achieved at the critical floor frequency. Without AVI solution, the floor vibration exceeds the VC-F level (generic vibration criterion). The vibration isolation solution improves the vibration enormously where VC-F has easily been achieved.

MD ECS has extensive experience in design, implementation of vibration isolation systems for all kind of vibration sensitive scientific instruments like SEM, TEM.