A handheld device like a rugged laptop can be routinely subjected to severe knocks and drops.
Often used outdoors or on all terrain vehicles a ruggedised laptop or computer needs to survive intense conditions like drops to the floor bumps against solid objects.
Gelmec Australia has a soft high damping urethane sheet which combines shock absorption, anti vibration and vibration damping characteristics.
The urethane sheet can be made into highly effective shock absorbing bumpers which cushion corners of the laptop enclosure or fragile internal components.
Stable, with a long fatigue life, this special material exhibits a much lower sensitivity to changes in temperature and frequency than alternative damping materials.
Able to absorb kinetic energy and convert it into heat, the material compresses. Potentially damaging energy is absorbed when the unit is dropped or bumped.
The urethane sheet maintains its damping capability throughout a broad temperature range, returning to its natural shape time and time again.
Proper anti vibration material can effectively isolate the delicate printed circuit boards, drive and compact disk mechanisms from destructive or disruptive shock and vibration.
Available in several sheet thicknesses from 3mm up to 25mm or as a moulded shape this material is an ideal shock and drop solution for electronics manufacturers. It is soft at about only 20 shore A hardness the urethane sheet combines good strength with high damping.
Gelmec Australia specialises in anti vibration mounts for electronics and has a wide range of grommets, stud mounts and sheet damping solutions for light and fragile equipment.