Isolation Systems

World leaders in the field of shock & vibration isolation with over 60 years of industry experience. 

Vibration Isolation Systems That Can Protect Your Equipment

A shock and vibration isolation system provides protection against continuous or transient shock and vibration events. Mitigation often includes the integration of special hardware including shock absorbers, dampers, vibration isolators, shock isolators, shock transmission units, etc.
Isolation systems de-couple (or isolate) to some degree the input energy to or from the equipment. Some of this energy does filter through typical isolation systems, but the output parameters are normally optimized to reduce the response to an acceptable level. Isolators do not necessarily aim to absorb as much energy as possible, but rather to cause the dangerous input energy to bypass the isolated mass as much as possible. 
Taylor Devices has a long and rich history when it comes to vibration isolation. With projects for both military and aerospace applications, such as an isolation system for the space shuttle launch pad, you can trust our team to create the best possible system for any of your vibration control needs.

Custom Vibration Isolation Systems Designed for Your Needs

Most shock and vibration isolation systems consist of a combination of some type of suspension elements (i.e. springs), and an optimized level of damping. Isolation systems are designed to operate along any desired plane or axis of motion, up to 6 degrees of freedom, thereby protecting the isolated payload in up to 3 translational axes and around 3 rotational axes of motion.
Simple isolators with linear output characteristics will provide some level of protection across a given input frequency range. However, Taylor Devices provides specialized isolation systems that can provide higher levels of protection, thereby effectively reducing the energy input to the isolated equipment over a wider frequency bandwidth.
The amount of damping that exists in the isolation system provides a trade-off between response at the resonant frequency of the system and the response at all other frequencies. A low damping level will generally provide a relatively low response over a wide bandwidth but a relatively high response at resonance. Conversely, a high damping level will generally provide a low response at resonance but will sacrifice performance over the remaining frequency range. Other isolator non-linearities such as friction can further sacrifice system performance.

Isolation Systems for Military and Aerospace Applications



Whether handling sudden blasts and shocks, or constant vibrations from energy sources, isolation systems are vital in the military and aerospace fields.  
When a shock and vibration environment is deemed to be intolerable for a certain system or piece of equipment, the issue must be addressed through discrete changes that will make the environment acceptable. When this is not possible or practical, shock and vibration must be controlled by isolating the equipment, thereby providing protection to the equipment. Similarly, if the equipment itself is producing the shock and vibration, it may become desirable to mitigate this energy from the surrounding environment.
Taylor Devices is capable of engineering custom military and aerospace vibration isolators that provide viable solutions to your problems. Contact us today to speak with our team and learn more about these isolation systems.

Isolation Systems for Structural Applications

Base isolation systems reduce structural excitation by physically decoupling the structure from the ground. This type of solution requires that the entire structure be cut loose and separated from the foundation system and isolation pads inserted in between the two. By doing so, the building will be isolated from the movement of the ground during seismic events and can achieve 6 degrees of freedom. Learn more about base isolation systems for buildings, or  contact us today.

Base isolation system in a building

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The following update is from company president, Alan Klembczyk.

March 20, 2020

To the Customers of Taylor Devices:

Due to the ongoing dynamics of the situation with respect to the Coronavirus, I feel that it is necessary to update our customers yet again. As of today, there has been a significant development for us, so I want to convey our current status.

The Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, today updated his Executive Order mandating that 100% of their workforce stay home, with certain exceptions.

Before explaining how that impacts us, please allow me to clearly state that we continue to monitor and adhere to the advice of the appropriate public health agencies. Our Executive Management team is in continuous communication with each other and we are reacting accordingly to minimize any possible impacts that this situation may cause in satisfying all our customer’s needs.

We continue to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Niagara County Health Department for news and advice on steps that should be followed. We are following the recommendations of those agencies.

Because Taylor Devices provides products and services for defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government and is a contractor to the US government, we are continuing our operations on a limited basis to support our requirements. This allows us to maintain at least a minimal workforce, including some office staff and some personnel who are supporting manufacturing, assembly, and testing operations.

We have taken substantial measures to allow certain other employees to work from home if their job function allows. Therefore, we are fortunate to be in a position that allows us to maintain many functional aspects of our Company while still practicing cautious measures to inhibit the spread of the Coronavirus.

Please continue to be assured of the following points:

  • TDI Management has taken substantial measures to maintain our ability to meet our obligations to our customers while adhering to the recommendations and regulations of government agencies. Our workforce remains confident, high- spirited and healthy. We have a sufficient workforce that have adjusted their work schedules as necessary. We remain confident that we will continue to meet the ongoing challenges that the situation is presenting to us.
  • Our Purchasing team is in continuous communication with our suppliers so that we can be updated on any delays that may occur. To date, there still have been no delays in receiving our raw materials, purchased components or outside services that affect our final product.

  • We are managing this crisis with plans and protocols, which includes the ability for many of our employees to work remotely and seamlessly to support our customers while keeping our employees safe.

  • Our cleaning service at our factory has stepped up cleaning and disinfecting, especially in high-use areas such as bathrooms and lunchrooms.

  • We have eliminated non-essential travel.

  • We have put into place a policy of reporting any personal travel by staff or family members outside of Western New York to Human Resources to determine if any quarantine measures will need to be taken, especially if the travel is to high-risk exposure areas or on cruise ships.

  • We have added a formal visitor pre-screening process that we now require all visitors that enter our facilities to complete.

Please be assured that Taylor Devices continues to hold a very high standard for all our customers while ensuring the safety of all our employees and our professional associates. Our Sales Staff is always available to answer any questions that you may have, and we will continue to support our customers to the absolute best of our abilities.

Thank you very much for your confidence in us to manage this challenging situation.

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Alan Klembczyk

Please stay tuned for more updates to come.

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