What Exactly is Shock & Vibration?

While the particulars of shock and vibration isolation can be a daunting task to try and understand completely, we here at Kellett Enterprises think that everyone should have a general understanding of vibration issues. It is important to know what kind of vibration is bad, and what kind is good.

Vibration refers to mechanical oscillations about an equilibrium point. Vibration isolation is the process of isolating an object from the source of the vibration. Sometimes, vibration can be desirable. For example, the action of tuning an instrument, or the cone of a loudspeaker, are necessary to obtain sound or to get the equipment to correctly function. Even some benign vibrations that are characteristic of regular operation of a machine doing what it is supposed to in a correct manner. However, there is also undesirable vibration that can waste energy or create unwanted sound or noise. These are the types of vibrations that we at Kellett are concerned with.

These vibrations can be further separated into two types: free and forced. Free vibrations occur when the system is disturbed momentarily and then allowed to move without restraint. Forced vibrations are the tendency of one object to force another adjoining or interconnected object into vibration motion. We are able to help with both.

Kellett Enterprises, Inc has been resolving vibration issues since 1960 and we have worked with many industrial companies on both industrial and retail applications. In our experience we have found that there are three important questions to ask yourself:

  1. Are dynamic characterization terms of pressure, frequency, amplitude, damping coefficient, coefficient of friction and temperature tolerances important to you?
  2. Do you have vibration issues costing you productivity with machine downtime and expensive maintenance costs?
  3. Do you have the reliability and experience of an organization providing vibrations solutions since 1960?

Kellett will provide the answers to all of these questions in one cost effective solution. Visit our website for more information.

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