Vibration can damage electronic devices such as computers and radio transmitters. Vibration can cause screws to come loose and cards and cables to become unplugged, as well as all sorts of other damage. This results in equipment being unusable and requiring repair after long journeys without the protection of custom shipping cases. Fortunately, outside of certain cases involving resonance, this damage is generally repairable.
Excitation At A Natural Frequency
Just as the strings on string instruments vibrate when they are plucked, every object has a natural frequency it vibrates at when plucked. These vibrations gradually come to a stop, unless an object is plucked repeatedly, which strengthens the vibrations. If this occurs at a rate matching the natural frequency, the increase in vibration amplitude is called resonance. When it comes to electronics, excitation at the natural frequency can make board-mounted components vibrate so severely that it is damaging. It can also harm circuit boards. This makes custom shipping cases invaluable for transporting sensitive electronic devices safely.
Custom Shipping Cases Offer Vibration Damage Protection
Correctly engineered and high quality custom transit cases protect sensitive equipment from vibration damage by isolating them from damaging external sources of vibration. Elastomeric or wire rope mounts often keep the object in a safe position away from the walls of the case. This works to reduce both the amplitude of the vibration and the energy transmitted by it. The excitation frequency must be taken into account when designing custom cases. This largely depends on how a case is transported. Air, road, and rail transportation provide different challenges and different sources of harmful vibration which must be taken into account when creating custom shipping cases to protect delicate equipment.
Get In Touch With Advanced Packaging, Inc. Today
Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.
Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.
If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!