People who are aware of the damage caused by vibrations always include anti-vibration products in their portfolio, whenever they are creating a new infrastructure or installing a new machine or a piece of equipment. The preference is always been for products that are fit and forget type, requiring the least possible maintenance and care. One such product is the nimble wire rope isolator anti-vibration mount. The product is very rugged and a silent performer.
The vibration wire rope isolators consist of stainless steel stranded cables and aluminum alloy retaining bars. The cables are threaded through the retaining bars in order to provide a viable shock and vibration solution. Though the construction is all metal yet the metal alloys provide the required corrosion protection. Thus, the wire cable isolators are environmentally stable and are not affected by the extremity of temperatures and harsh industrial atmospheres. The wire rope isolator for vibration damping performs its function without being affected by chemicals, ozone, oil, water, and abrasives.
The wire isolators exhibit non-linear stiffness behavior. The type of deflection will help in the selection of the wire rope insulators. The spring rate is different for larger shock deflections and small deflections. The average stiffness values of the wire isolators for full loop versions are normally listed on the website or catalogues. The damping values are typically around 10 per cent, depending on the input level and size. In the case of unstable high structures, it is recommended to use stabilizers. A typical example is a piece of equipment where the height is more than twice the base width.
In the places where there is a limitation of space, the compact wire rope isolators provide the ideal solution. As the name suggests, these vibration wire rope isolators provide the cost-efficient, shock and vibration isolation in cringed spaces. The single point installation makes it easy for the compact wire rope isolators to be installed in precise and sensitive applications like electronics and lab equipment. The compact vibration wire rope isolators provide the adequate reliability that is unaffected by temperature or substrate requirements.
The wire rope ISO mounts are specifically meant for applications like cameras to get over the vibration induced rolling shutter disturbance in the HD video. The moisture in the field or low temperatures does not affect the woven stainless steel wire rope isolators. The wire isolators are very rugged but easily adjustable to allow for quick fine-tuning in the field conditions. Design upgrades are available with more holes in the wire rope isolator for looser coil tension. The wire rope ISO mount is cost effective and holds the camera firmly in place.
The wire rope isolator CAD models are available for download from a number of websites. It is also possible to join forums for the model downloads. The CAD modeling makes it easy to select the wire rope isolator suited for the required application. The armed forces have the requirement of the wire rope isolator for vibration damping in rough terrains and in heavy-duty applications. They can counter the impacts from collisions and poor road conditions. You will also find them in shipping containers, aircraft, and medical equipment etc. While in the air they can withstand high-G maneuvering, turbulent air and hard landings. The wire cable isolators are free from creeping or ageing and have a long lifespan. It is also possible to do quick and economical prototyping for specific requirements.
The wire rope isolator anti-vibration product can be used in a variety of load conditions that include compression, shear, and rolling mode etc. The wire isolators also withstand the combination of loads like the 45-degree compression and rolling. The cable that is looped through the retaining bars is responsible for the elasticity in the wire rope isolators giving it the spring function. On the other hand, the relative friction between the strands of the wire rope provides the damping function in the wire rope isolator. To get the right kind of performance and for proper selection of the wire rope isolator for vibration damping, it is important to understand the spring behavior and damping function.
Andre HVAC International Inc. is a leading supplier of a diversified range of wire rope isolators for vibration damping. It provides customized technology solutions and highly engineered wire rope isolators for the growing industrial markets in the world. The solutions from AHI are well accepted and recognized as the preferred products for vibration isolation. The customized solutions have performed well in challenging applications and harsh industrial environments.