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VEC provides site evaluations, consulting, and engineered solutions for mitigating acoustic, vibration, & magnetic fields for customers with precision instruments. With over four decades of experience, VEC serves electron microscopy, semiconductor manufacturing, research institutions, and national laboratories. VEC continuously invests in cutting-edge technologies and fosters strategic partnerships to expand and optimize our products and services, providing our clients with the answers and information they need to meet project requirements.


What are our core values?

At VEC, we understand that the basis of an excellent relationship is trust. Most of our work comes from returning customers or referrals, of which we are very proud. To maintain this trust, we strive to adhere to our core values:

Always provide value to our clients

When a company hires VEC, our priority is to make our client’s investment in both time and resources worthwhile. We always aim to impart our knowledge and experience so that our clients can make informed decisions about their most critical equipment.

To be intellectually honest with clients

We base our recommendations on the data we collect. VEC views providing accurate, reliable data as a matter of integrity. We are transparent concerning our methodology, and we only propose products of the highest quality.

Provide clients with outstanding service

We endeavor to be responsive, punctual, and to meet client requirements as quickly as possible. Beyond our traditional products and services, we always strive to accommodate unique client requests.


What services do we provide?

At VEC we are known for our top-tier customer service, and that shines through in our Site Surveys and Evaluations. We conduct site surveys that measure vibrations, acoustic noise, magnetic fields, floor stiffness, and other factors, ensuring compliance with manufacturer specifications. Our expertise extends to electron microscopes, high-tech manufacturing, analytical tools, and research instruments. Our scalable service covers single tool locations as well as entire factory floors.

The site evaluation process involves several steps to ensure that all necessary data is collected and important requirements are met. Here is a summary of the process and what you should expect:

  1. Identify Requirements: A project briefing is conducted to understand the goals, scope, current and future equipment, and budgetary considerations.

  2. Develop Data Collection Plan: A collaborative effort is made to create a plan for collecting data based on the identified requirements. Strategies for determining the optimal equipment location and data points are established, considering specifications and the timeframe for data collection.

  3. Baseline Data Collection: Measurements of vibration, acoustic noise, and magnetic fields are recorded at specified locations, depending on the requirements. Various survey methods are employed to gather the necessary data, including spot surveys and multi-day studies to capture steady-state factors and variations over time.

  4. Source Identification: If any issues are identified during data collection, we attempt to determine the sources causing problems. For electron microscopes and analytical tools, correlations are made between image interference or production issues and potential sources of vibration, noise, and magnetic fields.

  5. Remediation & Recommendations: We work to correct the identified problems so your equipment can achieve optimal performance. The collected data is analyzed and presented, along with detailed recommendations specific to the equipment and facility. Our goal is to provide the level of detail you need to make informed decisions, ensuring our clients understand all the data and recommendations before concluding the evaluation process.


What products do we sell?

VEC is proud to offer best-in-class engineered solutions for your mitigation needs. We offer products that help mitigate vibration interference, magnetic fields, acoustic noise, as well as monitoring systems to give you peace of mind. 

Vibration Isolation 

We help organizations mitigate vibration within their facility so that they can experience the manufacturer’s stated performance levels for their equipment. VEC is the exclusive distributor of Daeil Systems’ active vibration isolation products in North and South America. Daeil Systems state-of-the-art active vibration isolation systems play a crucial role in meeting the performance requirements of your capital investment. Daeil Systems designed these products specifically to meet the vibration isolation requirements of high-resolution electron microscopy and semiconductor applications.

Magnetic Field Cancellation

VEC takes pride in being the first distributor for Spicer magnetic field cancellation systems in North and South America. Spicer Consulting is the renowned manufacturer of many of the microscopy and semiconductor industries’ preferred solutions for magnetic field cancellation. 

Our Spicer magnetic field cancellation systems offer exceptional protection against AC and DC fields specifically for high-resolution electron microscopes. The systems utilize a sensor to detect the ambient magnetic field and generate an opposing field using cable loops positioned around the microscope. The result is a near-zero magnetic field along the electron beam-column and the elimination of magnetic field disturbance on the image.

Acoustic Abatement

VEC is proud to offer acoustic abatement solutions to provide quieter and visually appealing environments by utilizing top-quality materials designed to minimize noise and vibration in various settings. We offer customized solutions tailored to meet your specific needs, providing consultation, planning, purchase assistance, and installation services throughout the entire process.

Our team of experienced professionals have extensive expertise in reducing noise and vibration levels around microscopes and laboratories. Our goal is to assist your engineers and operators in achieving higher-quality images by creating an environment that is not only visually pleasing but also acoustically comfortable.


Our monitoring system is ideal for companies with knowledgeable professionals that can take data and interpret it.  product is designed to address the challenges that arise from aging equipment, internal facility changes, and external factors impacting your location. The Spicer SC28 platform offers comprehensive monitoring of vibration, acoustic noise, magnetic fields, and temperature. With a purpose-built design, the SC28 Monitoring System is tailored to effectively monitor the environment for sensitive metrology and electron beam instruments, including Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM), and any other instruments susceptible to vibration, acoustic noise, or magnetic fields. Our monitoring systems are made to help aid in your remediation decisions.


What makes us different?

At VEC, we have several critical differentiators from others in the industry.


Our reports are best-in-class, containing an informative and concise interpretation and analysis of the data collected as well as recommendations for the remediation if required.

More to Offer

Our site surveys are unique in that we offer an evaluation of the disturbances affecting both a single instrument at a particular location and several instruments at various locations. Also, we can identify an isolated source of the disturbance on a client’s microscope or equipment. As a distributor of Daeil Systems and Spicer Consulting, VEC offers the most effective active vibration isolators and EMI cancellation systems. We also offer acoustic abatement solutions and monitoring to be able to cover all the mitigation needs of our customers.

Beginning to end project support

We will be with you for the duration of the project.  First, we conduct a site evaluation to determine the suitability of a location for your equipment. We then customize recommendations to suit your space and needs. Then we install any remediation equipment required.  Finally, we will conduct a final site validation to ensure that the location meets your requirements.  Once complete, the Spicer SC28 monitoring platform will ensure that your best-in-class facility so well into the future.

Collaboration with Project Personnel

VEC co-operates with architects and engineers and offers guidance to lab managers to ensure a facility meets the unique requirements of client equipment.


Where are we located?

Located in Burlingame, CA, VEC is an integral part of the Silicon Valley ecosystem.  VEC provides its products and services to the companies and research organizations at the forefront of technological innovation.


Where are our customers?

VEC serves customers throughout North America and worldwide. VEC utilizes its experience in Silicon Valley to provide the highest quality of products and services to customers throughout North America and worldwide. We will never hesitate to jump on an airplane to help a client.


How do I learn more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at VECTeam@vibeng.com or give us a call at 831-465-9189. Or contact us through the website.

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