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Isolation Systems Can Protect Your Building or 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 isolation system 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.

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

Damper / Spring Isolation System
Base Isolation System Used on Space Shuttle
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. Contact us today to learn more about isolation systems for military and aerospace applications.

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. Contact us today for more information about adding isolation systems to your structure.

Base isolation system in a building

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