Soft footing for hard drives

March 25, 2002

Two-point installation and small size permit easy isolation of individual system components.

Shock and vibration are enemies to sensitive electronics found in CD-ROM and computer hard drives, flat panel displays, medical equipment, small pumps and motors, or aircraft avionics components. However, providing cost-effective multi-axis shock and vibration isolation in applications where sway and package space are at a premium can be tricky.

One solution: miniature wire rope isolators. Good for static load capacities from 45g to 34 kg across a wide temperature range (-100C to 260C), these all-metal units require no maintenance and are unaffected by chemicals, oils, ozone, and abrasives.

Norm Mackenzie, Enidine Inc., 7 Center Dr., Orchard Park, NY 14127; Tel: (716) 662-1900; E-mail: [email protected]. For more information, enter 509

Submit your ideas and rough drawings for this section to John Lewis, Designer's Corner, Design News, 275 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458

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