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Why It Pays to Understand Shock and Vibration

Throughout the manufacturing industry, shock and vibration damages equipment, slows production, and leads to product quality defects. This presentation will characterize the most prevalent forms of shock and vibration to help attendees select the management and control solutions best suited to their applications.



Date: August 18, 2017
Time: 1 PM EDT (10 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

How does a shock absorber protect equipment from damage? Why aren't rubber bumpers used more often? What is the technique behind selecting the right sized isolator?

Shock and vibration are everywhere in the manufacturing world. If not managed properly, this unwanted energy can lead to damaged equipment, production downtime, and quality defects. This presentation will characterize the most prevalent forms of shock and vibration and address questions like those above. A better understanding of the physics behind today's vibration isolation and energy absorption solutions will help attendees select the best systems for their needs.

Key Take-Aways

  • Discover how shock and vibration impact industrial applications
  • Understand the physics behind common energy absorption/vibration isolation solutions
  • Learn common terms for addressing shock and vibration problems/solutions

Speaker

Chris Kudla, Product Manager, ITT Enidine

Chris Kudla is a product manager at ITT Enidine, focusing on industrial shock absorbers and vibration isolation devices. He comes from an application engineering background at ITT Enidine, and works closely with this group to identify product needs in the marketplace. Kudla holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and has ten years of experience designing and implementing energy control devices in the industrial and automotive fields.