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.
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