ISOLATOR RESOURCES & EDUCATION
Applications requiring the highest shock protection levels and vibration control depend on wire rope isolators for their superior performance in the most demanding environments. While many shock and vibration solutions are available, engineers often prefer wire rope isolators for their effectiveness in varying temperatures and corrosive environments. These protective devices deliver highly damped shock attenuation and excellent vibration isolation.
IDC is an industry leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing high-performance isolation systems for energy, military, and other industry applications. Our engineering abilities allow us to customize and develop a shock and vibration solution from the early concept phase through manufacturing. We use advanced technology and high-quality materials to deliver solutions for nearly any application.
WHAT IS AN ISOLATOR USED FOR?
An isolator’s primary purpose is to protect valuable equipment by reducing incoming vibrational wave energy. Because vibration and shock are everywhere, unprotected devices could be at risk of damage from a large number of potential sources, such as hazards during transport and handling, vibration generated by other equipment, or even seismic events. Wire rope isolators use premium metals to provide heavy-duty protection to this equipment with minimal maintenance requirements while offering a long product life.
A shock and vibration isolator acts as a buffer and stabilizer between an object and a vibration or shock source. When the surface on one side of an isolator receives a shock, the isolator re-distributes the shock into a lower amplitude and longer duration acceleration, reducing the stress experienced by supported equipment on the other side. In some applications, isolators use friction damping to absorb and dissipate energy in the form of heat.
Performance, Features & Guides
MIL - DTL - 901E TESTS
MIL-DTL-901E is a detailed Naval shipboard specification defining shock and vibration testing requirements for equipment, machinery, systems and structures aboard ships and submarines. This spec ensures that mission-and-safety-critical systems work reliably in combat and other harsh environments. The IDC team can help you choose an isolator type or develop a solution to meet these requirements.
IDC ISOLATOR APPLICATIONS
What is an isolator used for? Wire rope isolators offer practical vibration, shock and thermal expansion control solutions for an extensive range of applications:
- Shipping containers and cases
- Electronic racks
- Shipboard electronics and equipment
- Rotating equipment like pumps, generators and compressors
- Power plants
- Avionics equipment
- Communication shelters
- Tanks and tracked vehicle applications
- Railway equipment
TYPES OF VIBRATION ISOLATORS WE OFFER
IDC designs and manufactures shock and vibration systems for nearly any type of military, industrial, or commercial application. Our engineering team has decades of combined experience using scientific data to develop isolators to mitigate damage and extend equipment life. Explore some of the product lines we offer:
- M Series: Our M-Series wire rope isolators feature a helical cable design to enhance versatility and performance.
- SM Series: The symmetrical balance of the S-shaped SM Series isolators delivers superior vertical stability.
- XM Series: IDC’s XM series isolators use an X-shape to enhance vertical strength and torsional resistance.
- SB Series: Our SB Series isolators offer a compact solution in applications with tight or limited space.
- Special Assemblies: Our engineering team can develop a custom isolator solution for your unique application, including rail assemblies, mounting brackets, trays, pallets, plate assemblies, weldments and more.
CONNECT WITH THE EXPERTS AT IDC TODAY
Whether you’re looking for an isolator solution for military, commercial or industrial applications, IDC can help. We have stock and custom wire rope isolator options to meet any set of design and performance criteria. Contact us today to request a quote or for additional product information.
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