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Vibration Isolation Platform
ASC AVCAN Systems Corp. - Vancouver, BC
To find very fast a solution for a terrible vibration problem
encountered in a specific helicopter while flying an expensive
mission for one of their clients with their aerial survey
Overview of KLN's Contribution:
Analysis of problem, research of possible solutions,
conceptual and detailed design of solution, and producing the
custom made vibration isolation platform ready for delivery,
all within five days from receiving the client's request.
On a Wednesday afternoon KLN received an urgent call from AVCAN
in regards to an unexpected problem they ran into while
flying an expensive helicopter mission in Texas.
discovered that the data collected during this mission had been
lost due to extreme vibration the aerial survey computer was
exposed to in a piston powered helicopter used for this
It became evident that a special vibration isolation platform
had to be designed in order to "cushion" the aerial survey
computer and protect its hard drive from the extreme vibration
encountered during the flight.
Particular attention went into
calculating the characteristics of the vibration damping
elements required. Within a few hours KLN's
purchasing department was on the phone trying to find (first
locally, then over North America, and finally all over the
world) some supplier that could ship immediately these damping
As the search proved to be unsuccessful by the
end of the day, the only remaining and feasible solution for this problem was to manufacture these damping
elements in house. Additionally, the complete vibration isolation platform was machined, fabricated, powder
coated and assembled at KLN's premises within the next days. Particular attention was paid to designing and
implementing redundant safe guarding mechanisms to restrain the movement range of the computer in
case one of the shock mounts would fail.
By Monday morning it was ready for shipping to Texas, less than
five complete days after receiving the client's emergency call!
This solution performed to the full satisfaction of our client,
who could complete the data acquisition mission on time.
Contract Design Engineering, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Services
KLN KLEIN Product Development Inc.
(Located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Area)
Langley, B.C., CANADA
Phone: (604) 530-1491
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