Shock and Vibration Application Brief
Fabreeka's goal is to provide proven economic state of the art
vibration control systems to the microscopy metrology and precision
tool industries of the world.
Control of vibration in a lab or production environment is vital when
sensitive equipment is used. In the production of semiconductors, for
example, unwanted vibration can result in defective products, and
therefore can cause losses in time and revenues. For many years, the
state of the art in vibration control involved putting a sensitive
machine on cushions or springs that would absorb vibration. The
leading edge of isolation technology these days, however, is to use
electronic actuators -- electromechanical "shakers" -- to generate a
force that will cancel incoming vibrations.
Vibration Control Systems
Fabreeka International is a company that uses this cutting-edge
technology to provide vibration-control solutions for other companies
that need to do delicate operations in manufacturing. Fabreeka's work
involves measuring vibrations at potential installation sites for
sensitive equipment, analyzing the measurements to guide their choice
of vibration-control solutions, and finally installing
vibration-control equipment at the chosen site.
Efficient Vibration Testing Required
Vibration control investigation requires extensive on-site measurement
and several iterations of a testing cycle back at the lab to make
certain that the cancellation of vibrations is dependable. Until
recently, Fabreeka was accustomed to using vibration analyzers out at
the site, and then bringing the data back to the lab and conducting the
analysis in several time-consuming steps. Fabreeka's product
management team needed to find a more efficient way to get their
testing done in order to increase their level of service to customers.