Wire Rope Isolators

Wire rope isolators comprise helical steel cables threaded through high-strength retaining bars. These isolators deliver superior shock and vibration protection for sensitive equipment and products. With their durable construction, corrosion resistance and high-temperature tolerance, these isolation solutions are ideal for many applications across a broad industry range.

 

IDC is among the industry leaders in designing, testing and manufacturing high-performance shock and vibration isolation assemblies for commercial, military and industrial operations. Besides our extensive inventory of off-the-shelf products, we offer customized isolator solutions for nearly any application, from seismic isolation to heavy-duty vibration systems to multi-axis isolation.

 

M Series Isolator
SB Series Isolator
SM Series Isolator
XM Series Isolator
Special Assemblies

M Series Isolators

Our versatile M Series isolators combine the best dynamic isolator design features into one solution, from its ability to operate in harsh environments to its multi-axis isolation.
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SM Series Isolators

Our SM Series isolators use a symmetrical S-shaped design that provides exceptional balance and support for lighter equipment.
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XM Series Isolators

IDC's XM Series isolators feature an X-shape structure for superior torsional resistance and vertical strength for lighter loads.
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SB Series Isolators

IDC's SB Series isolators measure about half the length of the M Series and work well in tight spaces where standard isolators might be too long.
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Special Assemblies

Our engineers can develop custom assembly solutions specific to your needs, including low and high-frequency isolation plates, rail assemblies, mounting brackets, trays and more.
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Benefits of Wire Rope Isolators

Temperature Range

The temperature range of cable isolators is –300 to 500 degrees F. For elastomers, the useful range is typically –40 to 180 degrees F.  Even in this range, however, the performance characteristics of elastomers can vary.

environmental resistance

Substances and chemicals such as ozone, oils, organic solvents, fuels, salt spray, and NBC decontaminant that can degrade elastomers, have no negative impact on cables.

outgassing

Even the most stable elastomers will outgas, degrade, and flake over time.  Cable isolators are commonly used in space applications and in clean rooms, where outgassing of elastomers can cause serious problems.

multi-axis capability

Cable isolators are a true multi-axis mount, which allows them to be installed in almost any geometry.

maintenance free

Cable isolators are an install and forget product.  There is no need to service or replace components.

long life & reliability

Cables will generally outlast the equipment they were designed to protect.

Compact design

The stroke efficiency of a mount is defined as the ratio of maximum displacement capability to isolator height. For cables, this ratio is ~.5, and can be as high as .75, making them among the most efficient mounts available.

customization

Cables are the easiest and most cost effective isolators to customize.  By simply varying the number of cable loops, height, cable diameter, etc…, the performance can be fine tuned to exact specifications.

low natural frequency

Isolation system frequencies as low as 3 Hz can be achieved with a properly balanced system.

high-damping

As the mount deflects, the tiny individual strands of wire rub together and dissipate vibrational and shock energy.  The result is a damping constant (C/Cc) of ~20% (higher than any elastomer).

fail-safe

Even under conditions of extreme overload, cables will act to restrain equipment and prevent it from dislodging and becoming airborne.

cost-effective

Long life, low maintenance, and relatively low initial cost, makes cables the most cost-effective isolator on the market.

Start Experiencing the Benefits of IDC Wire Rope Isolators Today

When you partner with IDC, our engineers will give you personalized attention while focusing on a wire rope isolator solution that offers high performance, practicality and cost-effectiveness. Because we design, test and build our wire rope isolator systems in the same facility, we can meet your needs faster than most competitors.

 

Contact an IDC engineer today to learn more about our products and services and how they can benefit your operation.