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Lord Corporation, a leader in vibration and motion control, has announced the availability of small high-performance vibration isolators for electronic components and PCB assemblies.
Lord Micro-Mounts, which were originally developed for demanding aerospace as well as oil and gas applications, are now available to any OEM that needs to protect electronic components in harsh environments. According to David Rucker, commercial development manager for Lord, the company developed the isolators for this market after receiving numerous requests from the broader electronic assembly market. The mounts reduce board-level acceleration levels by up to 200 times when compared to hard-mounting electronic components.
The high-performance vibration isolators are small and soft enough to protect individual electronic components allowing for vibration isolation at the circuit board level. Lord Micro-Mounts can be used as a stand-alone solution or to augment performance of a full-system vibration isolation solution. These small, flexible mounts are being used successfully on GPS oscillators in satellites, military aircraft, downhole oil and gas equipment, as well as many other more demanding applications that require ruggedized electronics.
Made of Broad Temperature Range (BTR) silicone bonded to stainless-steel, these elastomeric vibration mounts are ideal for applications requiring consistent performance at extreme temperatures. And the combination of this unique, high-end silicone with stainless-steel components assures the easy installation of these vibration isolators in a wide range of applications. The Micro-Mount series uses standard hardware for applications and can support 0.1 pounds with a single mount. They are available in Nut/Nut, Post/Nut and Post/Post configurations in many common threads (#2-56, #4-40, M3). Further, LORD Micro-Mounts are temperature rated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit continuous operation (400 degrees Fahrenheit peak).
"Customers have been able to significantly increase the reliability and decrease the failure rate of their equipment by using Micro-Mounts as opposed to hard-mounting the electronics," said Rucker. "We are excited about being able to offer this already proven technology to another market."
About Lord Corporation
Lord Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com.