DN Staff

July 11, 2001

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Equal in any attitude

Friday, October 20, 2000

When you drop a portable electronic device, there's no telling how it's going to land. Therein lies the challenge with protecting the miniature electronics inside, because you can't predict from which direction the impact force will come.

"Most engineers use elastomer mounts due to space constraints," says Enidine Inc. Senior Product Manager Norm MacKenzie, "but these have shock capacity and temperature limits. In contrast, the SteelPaw (TM) Compact Rope Isolator offers an option that provides simultaneous shock and vibration capabilities and is more resilient to temperature extremes."

SteelPaw's symmetrical design has wire attachment points at the four corners, providing equal damping in any attitude and a more predictable response than other wire rope isolators that use helically wound rope. The all-metal design only uses two mounting points to reduce assembly time and hardware compared to conventional designs, and operates consistently from -150 to 500F. Requiring no maintenance, SteelPaw is said to be suitable for hostile environments because its unaffected by chemicals, oils, ozone, and abrasives. Available in load capacities ranging from 0.1 lb to 74 lbs, the compact wire rope isolator is targeted at applications such as disk drives, medical equipment, mobile electronics, small pumps, motors, and avionics equipment.

For more information visit http://www.enidine.com or E-mail: [email protected].

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