Vibration Isolation For Mounts
Our vibration isolation platform is made with special helical isolators, sandwiched between (2) 12x12x1/2 inch aluminum plates. We custom make the vibration isolation platform for your mount and telescope weight. The number of helical isolators used, depends on the weight of your telescope mount and telescope combined. There is a range of weight that the vibration isolation will accept. Because its custom designed for your particular telescope and mount, doesn’t mean that the same vibration isolation platform will not apply to other telescope and mount arrangements. Please specify what type of telescope and mount arrangement the platform should be designed for, and possible future telescope and mount arrangements. In some cases adding or removing helical isolators to the same platform will make it suitable for other telescope and mount arrangements.
A deposit will be taken at the time of your order
• Protecting your telescope and mount against shock and vibrations in mobile observatory applications.
• Use in shaky floor applications where walking around telescope tripod or pier induces vibrations to the telescope.
• Reduce vibrations induced to telescope when pier or tripod is bumped.
Some information on the helical isolators that we use:
Shock and vibration influence the performance and life expectancy of nearly every kind of mechanical and electrical device, large or small. Typically, protection from shock and absorption of vibration are accomplished through the combination of a resilient element (metal mesh, an elastomer, a steel spring, etc.) and a metallic supporting frame. However, the helical isolator used on our vibration isolation platform, also known as a helical mount or a cable mount-provides a higher level of isolation from shock and vibration than any other type of isolation device.
The helical isolators are made of aircraft quality stainless steel cable, wound into metal retaining bars prepared for surface mounting. The wire rope (ranging in diameter from 1/16″ to 1″+) and its helix configuration provide the specific resilience required to cushion fragile loads as small as a few pounds or substantial loads of many thousands of pounds, and absorb vibration through a wide frequency spectrum. The isolator is essentially insensitive to position: it operates well in any attitude; in compression, extension, shear and roll, and provides protection in all axes simultaneously.
Features of the advanced observatory control Software and Hardware
• Custom designed for your telescope and mount.
• Available for all telescope and mount configurations on the market