BOSTON, June 18, 2013 — The Vibralevel DSM from Kinetic Systems Inc. is a dual-stiffness isolation mount that provides a combination of damping and vibration isolation for moving loads. The mount eliminates platform tilt by activating the “stiff” mode when a load undergoes an aggressive move. On a signal from the machine controller, it transitions from a softer vibration isolation system to a stiffer support platform within 500 ms. Upon receipt of a signal such as “servo-in position” when the move is completed, the system reverts to “soft” mode, providing the vibration isolation required for accurate placement or inspection. The device is suitable for applications involving both shifting loads and pinpoint positioning, including large coordinate measuring machines, flat panel display inspection systems and wafer inspection systems in which a sensor moves rapidly to specific locations for measurements. It also is suitable for die bonders, systems with robotic arms, and pick-and-place machines that must move items to precisely defined points.