So, What is a Vibration Isolator? Vibration isolators perform the basic function of, you guessed it, reducing the amount of transmitted vibration. Reducing vibration transfer through the use of rubber mounts offers a number of benefits. Very real benefits include prolonged equipment life, increased operator or passenger comfort, and even the perception customers have that your product is superior to the competition because it’s not vibrating as much.
The LORD Channel Partner Model Hi, I’m a LORD Channel Partner! You’re a what? I know, it’s a weird way to start a conversation with an engineer trying to solve a critical vibration isolation issue. The introduction always happens with a smile and then is usually followed by a discovery conversation. Modus Advanced, Inc. has been a trusted LORD Channel Partner for over 25 years. Over the years the program has been optimized into a finely tuned system designed to bring LORD’s engineering and problem-solving skills to local customers via a collaboration with their Channel Partners. Together we help customers specify the correct high-performance rubber-to-metal bonded vibration isolators and then Modus® adds further value by stocking the parts in Livermore, CA for immediate delivery. Yes, of course, we love it when customers provide forecasts of their potential demand and place blanket orders!
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Modus Advanced is a diversified company who helps take Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from Idea to Ignition™ by converting high-performance materials into finished products. We solve challenging engineering issues through the use of EMI shielding; die-cut gaskets; microwave absorbers; noise vibration and harshness products; custom molded rubber and thermal interface materials.
How does our 25-year history of collaboration with LORD Corporation benefit our Partnership Accounts? Put another way, why would you simply order direct without bringing in the 25-years of cooperation and know-how developed during this long-standing relationship? Are you really saving time and money? Let’s check out this assumption and see if it passes the fallacy or fact test!
Read our latest case study to learn how Modus Advanced, Inc. collaborated with LORD Corporation to solve difficult vibration and shock problems with advanced testing procedures and system re-engineering.
From time to time, while working as an Applications Engineer at LORD Corporation, I would get a call from a customer who was concerned the bond would fail on the vibration isolator mounts they were considering using. After all, a vibration mount is a rubber-to-metal bonded product in which an adhesive bonding process is used to manufacture it. I could easily see how this would be a concern, especially if someone doesn’t often deal with adhesives or is not familiar with the rubber-to-metal bonding process. During these conversations, when I point out LORD uses its Chemlok® adhesive in the bonding process, the customer is immediately reassured that the bond on a vibration isolation mount is most certainly not the weak link. Want a top-quality and high performing solution for your next application? Download the LORD Catalog! In this article we’re going to explore the typical 5 step process used to bond or vulcanize rubber to metal.
In my 34 years as a LORD engineer, the last 8 years being devoted to shock and vibration applications, I feel that I’ve seen and heard it all! During my tenure, I cared a lot about safety and stressed the importance of using vibration mounts that incorporate a “safetied” feature, as should you.
If you had called 877-ASK-LORD within the last several years, chances are you probably talked with me! Through my 34 years with LORD Corporation, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a Tool Engineer, designing all types of tooling used to manufacture LORD products; as a Product Engineer, providing design support to many of the LORD Industrial customers such as Caterpillar and John Deere; and most recently as an Application Engineer, providing technical support to LORD Industrial Distributors and their customers.