The Right Support
Before you install a machine or any type of critical equipment, ask whether a foundation is needed. Machines that require foundations are support-critical. You can determine if your machine is support-critical by determining whether it requires external support to perform to its design levels.
The Goal: Proper Function
The fundamental requirement to design a properly-functioning foundation isolation is to establish the correct relationship between the forcing frequency and the natural frequency of the isolation system. In most cases, our objective is to assure that the natural frequency is lower than the forcing frequency.