What is a helical wire rope isolator and what are its benefits

Every wire rope isolator has specific response and characteristics determined by the diameter of the wire rope, the number of strands, the length of cable, twist or lay of the cables to the number of cables per section. Helical Wire Rope Isolators are equipment’s made up of helical stranded wire rope that are held with rugged metal retaining bars. This equipment is designed in a way to provide excellent shock and vibration isolation for subcomponents of various types of equipment. Helical wire rope isolators are typically ideal isolation equipment for machines and devices that have space constrains. They are isolation equipment’s typically suited for sensitive mobile equipment, avionics and shipboard electronics, and satellite related equipment.

Generally, the series of Helical Wire Rope Isolators are made of stainless steel wire rope and corrosion resistant aluminium alloy retainer bars.  You also get these equipment’s in other materials which include galvanized wire rope and stainless-steel retainer bars. The isolators offered are mullti-axis isolators that can be used in any vertically, horizontally and laterally altitude. The large dynamic displacement, the more it attenuates heavy shocks, and the inherent damping offered by these wire rope isolators enable the Isolators to minimize post-shock noise and lowers the levels of vibration. The performance of these equipment’s are measurable and predictable. So, depending on the requirement one could probably select the right wire rope isolator for their machines and equipment’s

The Helical Wire Rope Isolators are designed to function in any temperature from -400⁰F to +700⁰F. not just that, these isolators resist ozone, oil, grease, and organic solvents making it to resilient to even harsh environment of the industry. What makes these wire rope isolators so special is that once they are installed, they need little or no maintenance and many times they tend to outlast the machine in which they are installed.

Given below are some of the features and benefits of Helical wire rope isolators that are discussed in detail for your benefit of understanding-

  • Helical wire rope isolators are made up of special cable materials which is galvanized steel and other stainless-steel alloys that are corrosion resistant and have special bar materials made of stainless steel, titanium finish plating’s and special mounting configurations in which they are available.
  • Helical wire rope isolators are available in a wide range of sizes, permits and can be installed to nearly any machinery regardless of its weight.
  • They are Compact wire rope isolators, ideal for devices and equipment’s with limited space.
  • Its low-profile design and the ability to attenuate heavy shock loads with minimum deflection makes it the best choice for any machinery, device or equipment.
  • It is designed with a three-plane, all-axis isolation that ensures free movement in any direction be it- vertically, horizontally and laterally.
  • They can be customized as per required winding, loop count and mounting features to meet specific industrial or machine need.

The general application of helical wire rope isolators includes Power generation, Truck, bus and recreational vehicles, Shipping transports/containers, Railroad, Off-Highway construction equipment, Offshore, Commercial marine, Mining, Industrial machinery


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