|Vibration is isolated when you place a composite material between the source of vibration – your equipment - and the support structure for that equipment. Vibration isolation decreases the vibration transfer between the equipment and the equipment’s support structure. |
vibration in one piece of equipment can adversely affect the functions of other equipment that surrounds it. In extreme cases, when equipment is not properly isolated, even structural damage can occur. We designed the kellett lp-13 shake absorber® vibration isolation pad to effectively isolate these vibrations and return your equipment to peak performance levels.
a plant manager in a lumber mill states, “our problem was not a steady type of vibration but rather an impact type of shock, typical of lumber mills. This constant shock impact was destroying our pc screen monitors and plc i/o card connections. The operator cabs were originally mounted on the standard rubber pads, but they were not very effective. We did mount one of the cabs on a set of airbags. However, that was a costly solution and they were susceptible to leaks. We installed the lp-13 shake absorber® vibration isolation pads under our one of operator cabs, which has significantly reduced our impact vibration. The cab stills moves, but now it is smoother in motion. Since our test was so successful, we have installed the lp-13 pads under another operator cab and a large size cab used as a computer room. ”
a research scientist in iowa shares his story: “our precision laboratory scales were drifting as much as 7/100 grams due to vibration. This made them useless for our application. After simply setting the scales on two 3/4 inch sheets of shake absorber, the drift dropped to 2/10000 grams. This effectively eliminated 99. 997% of the vibration. ”
heat causes the majority of damage to electrical and electronic components. Heat builds up in an electrical circuit when there is a poor connection between conductors. Vibration is often the culprit. Vibration can loosen the electrical components, causing circuits to over amp, and ultimately generate excessive heat. The worse case scenario is component failure.