The advantages of a wire rope isolator (also known as cable mount) lie in the ability to combine a high level of both shock and vibration isolation, in combination with relatively small dimensions. Wire rope isolators are limited by their own construction and may, for this reason, be loaded in any direction without the risk of malfunctioning.
The construction of wire rope isolators is ingenious. Stainless steel wires are twisted into a cable, which is mounted between two bars. Changing the thickness of the cable, the number of loops and the angle of mounting results in specific behavior under a given shock and/or vibration load. This way of construction makes it possible to fine-tune our WRI Series isolators to specific customer requirements, even in case of low quantities.
Wire rope isolators are maintenance-free and are not subject to aging due to external factors like oil, salt water, chemicals and variations in temperature.
Most applications of wire rope isolators are found in situations where equipment needs to be mounted against shock or vibration, but where sound isolation is of minor importance.