Leading professional journal on precision engineering


Mikroniek is a professional journal on precision engineering and the official organ of DSPE. It provides current information about scientific, technical and business developments in the fields of precision engineering, mechatronics and optics. The journal is read by researchers and professionals in charge of the development and realisation of advanced precision machinery.


The Hummingbird™ technology was  developed  by  MECAL  and  TNO  in  response  to  the growing  need for  highly  effective,  robust  and affordable  vibration  reduction  systems. It combines new and  existing  technologies to  significantly  reduce  floor vibrations and also  suppress  disturbances  caused by  machine movement,  ranging  from  very  low to  high  frequencies.  This article  discusses  the  basics  and common concepts - with their possibilities  and  limitations - for  (active)  vibration  isolation.  The underlying technologies provide the  context  for  a  concise  description  of the  Hummingbird.


Note: Copies of Mikroniek of more than one year old can be downloaded from the Mikroniek archive. Recent copies are reserved for DSPE members. only their preview is available for download.