Perhaps our greatest strength
is our broad knowledge base and experience -- we not only
know the rules-of-thumb, but we understand their underlying
physical principles. We aren't tied to the needs of
one particular industry or another. That is, the core
principles behind vibration control in semiconductor fabs
is no different than those behind vibration control in automobiles
or microscopes or gymnasiums. The "rules-of-thumb"
might differ, but we understand the "real" rules
that govern any dynamic system.
Therefore, we are just as capable of designing vibration control
for Advanced Technology
Facilities (where vibration is often measured as a velocity
in micro-inches per second) as for Industrial
Facilities (where vibration might be measured as a velocity
in inches per second). Similarly, our acoustic design
capability is as valid in the audio spectrum (where people
are sensitive) as it is in the ultra-sonic spectrum (where
many animals -- such as bats -- are sensitive). Perhaps
most importantly, we are able to decide when the "old"
rules-of-thumb apply (as in single-floor semiconductor fab
design), and when it is time to start making some "new"
rules-of-thumb (as with stacked fabs having more than one
level of process floor).
We have been called in to help with many unusual projects.
For example, we were asked to assist in the design of an active
control system used in a ferryboat landing in Washington State.
In another instance, we were called upon to help design a
gymnasium floor that was to lie
directly above a noise and vibration sensitive auditorium
at the University of California at San Francisco.
We relish the opportunity work on unusual and non-standard
projects. They keep us fresh and alert to new ideas.
We invite you to contact us
to discuss your unique needs.