TMC

TMC designs and manufactures advanced building floor vibration isolation systems for nanotechnology. TMC isolators support ultra precision measurements, instruments and manufacturing. 

They continue to lead the industry with sophisticated active, inertial vibration cancellation systems featuring piezoelectric actuators and digital controllers. Their passive products range from simple, desktop isolated microscope bases, to virtually any size optical table systems. 

TMC products enable ultra-precision research, measurements and manufacturing in the fields of photonics, semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, drug discovery and nanotechnology. TMC products are designed and manufactured at their state-of-the-art, vertically integrated manufacturing facility and are backed by a customer commitment to provide superior global service. 

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  • TMC ClassOne 790 Series for Cleanrooms

    • All steel construction. No particle board sidewalls or plastic layer between top skin and honeycomb core. Assures maximum strength and structural integrity
    • Smallest core cell size, highest core density. The CleanTop design does not require enlarging the steel honeycomb core cell size because CleanTop cups are cylindrical, not conical as found in plastic layer designs. CleanTop's average cell size of 0.5 in.(2) is at least 50% smaller than that achieved with plastic layer designs assuring the highest stiffness and greatest core-to-skin bonding contact area
    • Steel to steel to steel. CleanTop achieves a spill-proof core with only two bonding layers: top skin to core and core to bottom skin. Imitations must add a third bonding layer which weakens the structure: top skin to plastic layer, plastic layer to core, and core to bottom skin.
    • Thermal stability. The CleanTop all steel construction assures materials of identical coefficient of thermal expansion ensuring optimal thermal stability. 
  • TMC CleanBench Aktiv

    • Patented Everstill technology. Serial type active architecture achieves vibration cancellation starting at 0.5 Hz.
    • Hybrid design with two stages of isolation. MaxDamp air isolators supported by Everstill. The performance of the two stages is additive.
    • Advanced vibration sensor technology. Incorporates geophone type velocity sensors for sub-Hz performance. Better low frequency sensitivity than accelerometers.
    • Ease of installation and setup featuring retractable casters and a roll-off crate.
  • TMC CleanBench High-Capacity

    • Vertical and horizontal vibration isolation starting at 2 Hz
    • Reduces vibration by more than 95% at 10Hz
    • Virtually free of friction, avoiding rolling friction to static friction transitions
    • Accommodates horizontal displacement by acting as a gimbal
  • TMC CleanBench Laboratory Table

    Vibration isolated lab equipment tables for a wide range of applications including scanning probe microscopy, confocal microscopy, interferometry and optical metrology.

    • Unique new table-top design (patent pending) combines the best features of TMC's CleanTop steel honeycomb tops with our ultra-stiff, damped, layered platform design.
    • Greater stability, especially for small size tables. The low profile, high density tops lower the overall floating center-of-mass ensuring inherently stability, even for relatively top-heavy payloads.
    • Guided thread lead-ins to align screws with tapped holes. The "bevel" shape eases engagement of the first thread.
    • Ergonomics optimized for the seated user by minimizing the thickness of the table-top. Other designs either offer 100 mm, 4 in. thick tops which awkwardly separate knees and elbows or sacrifice essential mass by offering a 50 mm, 2 in. thick honeycomb top which does not have adequate massfor effective vibration isolation, especially for smaller table sizes.

  • TMC CleanTop Accessories and Options

    A range of options and accessories to configure TMC’s CleanTop optical tables to your exact requirements.

    • DoubleDensity™
    • Laser Ports
    • Alpha-Numeric Grid
    • Overhead Shelves
    • Laser Shelf
    • Rounded Corners
    • Earthquake Restraints
    • Breadboard Leveler
    • Special Materials
    • Special Through-Holes and Ports
  • TMC CleanTop Optical Breadboards

    Exceptionally rigid and well damped steel optical breadboards with 2” or 4” thickness in standard rectangular or customised irregular shapes.

    • All steel construction. No particle board sidewalls or plastic layer between top skin and honeycomb core. Assures maximum strength and structural integrity
    • Smallest core cell size, highest core density. The CleanTop design does not require enlarging the steel honeycomb core cell size because CleanTop cups are cylindrical, not conical as found in plastic layer designs. CleanTop's average cell size of 0.5 in.(2) is at least 50% smaller than that achieved with plastic layer designs assuring the highest stiffness and greatest core-to-skin bonding contact area
    • Steel to steel to steel. CleanTop achieves a spill-proof core with only two bonding layers: top skin to core and core to bottom skin. Imitations must add a third bonding layer which weakens the structure: top skin to plastic layer, plastic layer to core, and core to bottom skin.
    • Thermal stability. The CleanTop all steel construction assures materials of identical coefficient of thermal expansion ensuring optimal thermal stability. 

     

  • TMC CleanTop Optical Table Performance Series

    Industry-leading performance resulting from the highest core density and smallest honeycomb cell area in an all-steel construction. Three performance levels and multiple options available. 

    • All steel construction – No particle board sidewalls or plastic layer between top skin and honeycomb core. Assures maximum strength and structural integrity.
    • Smallest core cell size, highest core density – The CleanTop design does not require enlarging the steel honeycomb core cell size because CleanTop cups are cylindrical, not conical as found in plastic layer designs. CleanTop's average cell size of 0.5 in.(2) is at least 50% smaller than that achieved with plastic layer designs assuring the highest stiffness and greatest core-to-skin bonding contact area.
    • Steel to steel to steel – CleanTop achieves a spill-proof core with only two bonding layers: top skin to core and core to bottom skin. Imitations must add a third bonding layer which weakens the structure: top skin to plastic layer, plastic layer to core, and core to bottom skin.
    • Thermal stability – The CleanTop all steel construction assures materials of identical coefficient of thermal expansion ensuring optimal thermal stability.

     

  • TMC Everstill Active Benchtop Isolator

    • Superior low frequency performance – Starts to isolate at 0.7 Hz. Dramatic vibration cancellation, especially in the critical 1-10 Hz range
    • Patented active vibration cancellation technology – Ideal for small, lightweight, ultra-precision instruments
    • Active hard-mount – No air. Robust plug and play design
    • Advanced Vibration sensor technology – Incorporates geophone type velocity sensors for sub-Hz performance. Better low frequency sensitivity than accelerometers.
    • Gainmatch™ (patent pending) to optimize performance – A switch allows users to easily choose between 3 gain settings. This ensures maximum vibration cancellation with assurance of stability for different user environments.
  • TMC Hybrid Honeycomb Breadboards

    Machined from solid aluminium with a bonded underside skin to provide the best combination of surface precision with honeycomb rigidity and damping for customised and OEM requirements.

    • Machined, monolithic aluminum panel ensures precision flatness, parallelism, and hole tolerance can be achieved. Comparable tolerance to machined aluminum plates Honeycomb core machined from solid aluminum plate.
    • Epoxy bonded face sheet seals honeycomb core and provides additional stiffness and damping Dimensional precision of a machined aluminum plate with the damping and high stiffness-to-mass ratio of a honeycomb breadboard
  • TMC Joined Optical Tables

    Rigid coupling plate joiner systems for TMC optical tables to maintain flatness, stiffness and damping.

    • Unique process ensures that flatness, stiffness, and damping is maintained across joints.
    • Tops may be de-coupled and supported as individual panels.
    • Joined Table process is compatible with TMC’s various passive and active vibration isolation support options.
  • TMC LaserTable-Base Active Piezoelectric Vibration Cancellation

    Air damping combined in series with STACIS active Piezo damping for the ultimate in high and low frequency vibration cancellation. Ideal for the most critical laser applications.

    • Incorporates patented STACIS® technology
    • Active inertial vibration cancellation system
    • Vibration cancellation starts below 1 Hz
    • Extended stroke piezoelectric actuators, up to 60 microns.
    • 6 active degrees-of-freedom
    • Consists of two isolation systems in series for maximum vibration isolation
    • Incorporates patented MaxDamp® Air Isolators
    • Simple, robust and cost-effective
    • Optional shelves for mounting equipment under the table
    • Includes TMC's DC-2020 Digital Controller
  • TMC Leg and Support Systems

    Micro-g Air damped vibration isolation legs to support optical tables - with many configurations of height, weight capacity and vibration isolation performance.

  • TMC Mag-NetX Active Magnetic Field Cancellation

    • Analog Controller with Digital interface – Analog control of Helmolz-type coils results in more precise real-time cancellation. Digital panel provides simple LCD read-out or PC-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) to the user.
    • Flexibility for On-site Tuning – Auto-tuning at start up for typical environments and applications, or adjustable on-site tuning for more challenging environments.
    • Real-Time Monitoring – Continuous monitoring with measured fields displayed via the PC-based GUI allows for fine tuning even without relying on microscope image.
  • TMC Multi-Purpose Acoustic Enclosures

    • Steel exterior with powder-coat finish
    • Acoustic attenuation, up to 40 dB
    • Enclosure compatible with TMC line of active and passiveTableTop™ vibration isolation systems
    • Hinged side panels, glass window, and caster
    • Self-opening front panel retracts away from operator
    • Robust handle and latch ensure comfort and ease of use
  • TMC Non-Magnetic 710 Series

    • Smallest core cell size, highest core density. The CleanTop design does not require enlarging the steel honeycomb core cell size because CleanTop cups are cylindrical, not conical as found in plastic layer designs. CleanTop's average cell size of 0.5 in.(2) is at least 50% smaller than that achieved with plastic layer designs assuring the highest stiffness and greatest core-to-skin bonding contact area
    • Steel to steel to steel. CleanTop achieves a spill-proof core with only two bonding layers: top skin to core and core to bottom skin. Imitations must add a third bonding layer which weakens the structure: top skin to plastic layer, plastic layer to core, and core to bottom skin.
    • Thermal stability. The CleanTop all steel construction assures materials of identical coefficient of thermal expansion ensuring optimal thermal stability. 
  • TMC SEM Base LP for Thermo Fisher

    • Hard-Mount Technology – SEM-Base is compatible with internal SEM vibration control systems and aggressively mitigates low frequency floor vibration starting at 0.6 Hz.
    • Active Inertial Vibration Cancellation – SEM-Base uses high sensitivity, low frequency inertial velocity sensors to achieve high levels of vibration attenuation, even on quiet floors. 
    • Serial Design with Piezoelectric Technology – The unique serial design and proprietary highforce piezoelectric technology results in a wide active bandwidth from 0.6 Hz to 150 Hz and unmatched, inertial active vibration cancellation with 90% reduction starting at 2 Hz.
  • TMC SEM-Base VI Piezoelectric Vibration Cancellation Platform

    • Hard-Mount Technology – SEM-Base VI is compatible with all internal SEM vibration control systems and aggressively mitigates low frequency floor vibration starting at 0.6 Hz.
    • Active Inertial Vibration Cancellation – SEM-Base VI uses high sensitivity, low frequency inertial velocity sensors to achieve high levels of vibration attenuation, even on quiet floors. 
    • Serial Design with Piezoelectric Technology – The unique serial design and proprietary highforce piezoelectric technology results in a wide active bandwidth from 0.6 Hz to 150 Hz and unmatched, inertial active vibration cancellation with 90% reduction starting at 2 Hz.
  • TMC SEM-Closure Acoustic Enclosure

    • Main Door – 36" wide allowing full access to front of SEM. 24" side module also includes a door on front side. Several hinged doors allow easy access to any side of the SEM for sample preparation, adjustment of accessories and maintenance. Bi-fold doors on sides and rear help minimize clearance requirements. Optional quarter-panel door for quick and easy access. Model shown is number 30-202-12-24
    • Top Panel – Includes easy-open space-saving hatch door for access to top of SEM. Cam-Lock ensures tight seal.
    • Latches – All doors include easy-to-open latches, and tight seal when closed. All panels constructed of TMC proprietary acoustic layering with powder coated steel exterior.
  • TMC STACIS Floor Platform

    • STACIS Piezoelectric Isolators – Suffer no ill effects from tall, top-heavy payloads. There's no danger of gravitational instability.
    • Instruments mounted on floor platforms (TEMS) – are among the most vibration-sensitive tools made. STACIS provides the best vibration isolation commercially available with no low-frequency amplification.
    • Instruments requiring isolation – typically incorporate an internal, built-in vibration isolation system. This system is generally a low-frequency air isolator which, in general, should not be supported by another low-frequency air isolation system. STACIS is compatible being "stacked" beneath any tool's internal isolation system.
  • TMC STACIS III Vibration Cancellation System

    Designed to filter out floor motion using inertial vibration sensors and piezo actuators with complex control algorithms. Can be used in series with air damped supports to completely cancel environmental vibration at low and high frequencies.

    • Hundreds of times stiffer than air isolators – STACIS suffers from none of the limitations of air vibration isolation systems. There is no "soft" suspension and, unlike active air systems, STACIS can be placed beneath a tool with an internal active air isolation system with both systems fully optimized.
    • The unique serial design and proprietary high-force piezoelectric technology –  results in a wide active bandwidth from 0.6 Hz to 150 Hz and unmatched, truly active vibration isolation with 90% vibration reduction starting at 2 Hz.
  • TMC STACIS Quiet Island Large Vibration Isolation Platform

    • Incorporates STACIS – TMC's active piezoelectric vibration cancellation technology is unmatched in the industry, with its "hard mount" design and isolation starting at 0.6 Hz, compatible with tools incorporating internal isolators.
    • Modularity, customisation and relocation flexibility – Each platform is individually tailored to the customer's application but can easily be reconfigured if the tool or the floor characteristics change, unlike concrete plinths.
    • Expertise – TMC has broad experience working with the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, scientific facilities and ultra-precision OEMs. TMC know their customers and their needs. TMC design and manufacture in-house.
  • TMC TableTop™ CSP® Passive Benchtop Isolator

    • Easily portable, compact design - less than 50 lbs / 23 kg
    • Self-leveling design with height control valves
    • Electropolished stainless steel chassis with powder finish steel top plate
    • Incorporates TMC's patented CSP isolator design
  • TMC Vacuum Compatible 730 Series

    • All steel construction. No particle board sidewalls or plastic layer between top skin and honeycomb core. Assures maximum strength and structural integrity
    • Smallest core cell size, highest core density. The CleanTop design does not require enlarging the steel honeycomb core cell size because CleanTop cups are cylindrical, not conical as found in plastic layer designs. CleanTop's average cell size of 0.5 in.(2) is at least 50% smaller than that achieved with plastic layer designs assuring the highest stiffness and greatest core-to-skin bonding contact area
    • Steel to steel to steel. CleanTop achieves a spill-proof core with only two bonding layers: top skin to core and core to bottom skin. Imitations must add a third bonding layer which weakens the structure: top skin to plastic layer, plastic layer to core, and core to bottom skin.
    • Thermal stability. The CleanTop all steel construction assures materials of identical coefficient of thermal expansion ensuring optimal thermal stability.