Acoustic and vibration isolation

Acoustic Enclosure 350

The AE350 is the standard acoustic enclosure for Nanosurf systems. It is designed for optimum acoustic isolation for the FlexAxiom and CoreAFM systems, as well as the compact NaioAFM and NaioSTM. The enclosure features a large opening that allows you to set up your instrument undisturbed by the door, as well as an easy to handle cable feed-through at the back.

Acoustic Enclosure 350, Nanosurf's standard AE.
Graph showing sound transmission loss versus frequency measurements with the Nanosurf Acoustic Enclosure 350.

Acoustic Enclosure 1100

The Acoustic Enclosure 1100 is designed for systems that are mounted on inverted optical microscopes, like the Flex-Bio or the Cytomass Monitor. It features access from three sides via full-sized windows. The enclosure itself is mounted on a very sturdy table.

Acoustic Enclosure 1100, Nanosurf's AE for large systems and AFMs on an inverted microscope.
Graph showing sound transmission loss versus frequency measurements with the Nanosurf Acoustic Enclosure 1100.

Active vibration isolation: Isostage 300

The Isostage 300 is an active vibration isolation table that protects all your measurements against disturbances caused by building floor vibrations.

The Isostage 300 is compatible with the FlexAFM, integrated in the CoreAFM and adapters are available for the NaioAFM and NaioSTM. It is equipped with bolt holes to directly mount Nanosurf stages, fixing them in position. A hole in the center of the Isostage, directly under the tip of the AFM, allows for tall samples, a variety of samples holders and a much more open access from the bottom.

The control unit comes with unique feature: the Spike-Guard. It eliminates glitches during AFM imaging when coupled with a Nanosurf C3000 controller. Although any vibration isolation system will compensate for regular environmental vibrations, glitches can still occur when disturbances become too severe (e.g. when a door is slammed nearby). Up to now such glitches occuring just before finalizing your AFM image meant meant you had to restart the measurement from the beginning. The Spike-Guard detects such anomalies and directs the AFM software and controller to rescan the line for a disturbance-free image.

Active vibration isolation table Isostage 300
System specifications  
Active bandwidth 1.0–200 Hz (passive isolation above 200 Hz)
Max. correction force ± 8 N vertical / ± 4 N horizontal
Max. compensation level 55 µm/s at 2 Hz and 8 kg / 350 µm/s at 6 Hz and 8 kg
Load capacity 2–12 kg / 10–20 kg
Settling time 300 ms
Stroke of actuators 1 mm
Weight (table/controller) 9 kg / 2.5 kg
Dimensions (table/controller) 300×300×85 mm / 204×204×90 mm
Operating temperature / Relative humidity 16–40°C / 0–60%
Electrical Voltage / Power consumption 100–250 VAC (@ 47–63 Hz) / 50 VA (typical)

All Nanosurf AFM Systems