ITT Inc.’s Enidine brand, Orchard Park, N.Y., is showcasing a comprehensive portfolio of highly engineered energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for military and defense applications at the 2019 WEST Conference in San Diego, today through Friday.
Designed for the most demanding defense applications at the tactical edge and beyond, ITT Enidine’s innovative portfolio of shock and vibration isolation products offer market-leading reliability and performance.
“ITT Enidine has been a trusted source for diversified products for more than 50 years,” said Mark Ott, Principal Engineer, ITT Enidine. “We remain committed to providing our defense market partners with an integrated solution where we have the ability to customize our standard shock and vibration isolation products through a proprietary approach that combines wire and elastomeric technologies. Our proven solutions are designed, manufactured and tested in-house, resulting in reliable delivery and premium performance for critical defense applications.”
During WEST, ITT Enidine will showcase shock and vibration isolation solutions including:
- HERM isolators: High Energy Rope Mount (HERM) isolators are manufactured using wire rope isolators over-molded with highly damped elastomer, making them a “fail-safe” design with a wider load range capability than standard wire rope isolators. During molding, the wire rope is forced in a more elliptical shape, offering improved tension deflection capability and less compression set than wire rope isolators. The additional damping and tension deflection capability results in lower shock response accelerations. HERMS are incorporated on a wide range of defense applications including Navy cabinet isolation and rafted deck systems, radar systems, weapons and vehicles.
- SKID isolators: These isolators are designed to protect and ensure the performance of equipment within critical systems. These large displacement isolators provide shock and vibration isolation under a wide range of environmental conditions and enable safe transport of missiles by land or air with a unique elastomeric technology. The US Navy’s Helios laser weapons system relies on an assortment of Enidine motion control components including SKID isolators and High Energy Rope Mounts (HERMs) to protect this high-impact, triple-threat defense system.
SIDAS: Shock Isolator Double Acting Spring (SIDAS) solutions are designed, developed and patented by ITT Enidine. The SIDAS design combines a preloaded mechanical spring to provide static preload forces with a low-pressure hydraulic damper to provide dynamic damping forces.
- Wire rope isolators: Constructed of stainless-steel cable and aluminum retaining bars, the ITT Enidine wire rope isolators attenuate shock and vibration, protecting machinery and equipment. The all-metal construction ensures they are completely unaffected by oil, chemicals, abrasives, ozone or temperature extremes.
- Compact wire rope isolators: Compact wire rope isolators provide shock and vibration isolation — even in situations where package space is at a premium — with a compact design that’s smaller than ITT Enidine’s standard wire rope isolators.
WEST is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute. It’s the only event where platform makers and technology designers can network, discuss and demonstrate their solutions in one location.
ITT Enidine representatives will be available throughout WEST at Booth 519 at the San Diego Convention Center.