Renowned across the globe for its elite designs, when a world-renowned luxury auto manufacturer puts noise control at the forefront of its endeavors, the world stands up and takes notice. The vehicle engineering firm’s recent collaboration with an infotainment system supplier that “designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of high fidelity audio system and electronic components for consumer, professional and OEM automotive markets” marks just the latest event in a long string to put noise control in the spotlight.
The agreement between these two corporations calls for the development of noise management systems that will leverage the world-class car designer’s patented Active Noise Control technologies. Sporty automobile manufacturers, however, aren’t the first and only product or service to put noise control on a pedestal. Indeed, companies exist that are solely dedicated to producing custom-molded rubber and rubber-to-metal bonded parts for noise and vibration control.
The Vibro-Insulator line of isolators and mounts, for example, is used for the control of noise, vibration and shock. A wide swath of industries, including the automobile industry, can derive much functionality from this brand’s noise control inventory. Just some of the products they’ll find useful are:
o The K69 Series Fail-safe Compression Rated for higher loads due to its interlocking metal design, this noise control Vibro-Insulator is suitable for motors, generators and compressors.
o Vibro-Insulator Pads – These 18″ square molded pads can be used to effectively control noise and vibration, particularly in applications involving heavy machinery and equipment. The pads are available in both single and double sided ribbed construction. They can be easily cut to any desired shape and can be used in multiple layers to increase deflection.
o KS Series of Stainless Steel Vibro-Isolators – The new KS Series Stainless Steel Vibro-Insulators® are designed for applications where the corrosion of standard vibration isolators may be a problem. These 304 Stainless Steel isolators are uniquely designed to have a mechanical and chemical bond, thus giving excellent protection in both the compressive and shear modes.
o Center Bonded Mounts – For effective multi-directional isolation of vibrations in applications involving pumps, engines and compressors.
o Cylindrical Mounts
o Compression Mounts
o Continuous Strips
o Low Frequency Ring Mounts
o Square Mounts
o Conical Mounts
o Bumpers & Feet
o Flex Mounts
o Torsional Mounts
o Flange Mounts
o Plate Mounts
o Tapered Plugs
How precisely does luxury car maker plan to leverage noise control technology? According to an AutomotiveWorld.com article titled Lotus and Harman collaborate on noise control, “Road Noise Cancellation and Engine Order Cancellation reduce both overall noise levels and specific audible frequencies in the cabin. Electronic systems determine the signal needed to provide cancellation, which is then generated through the in-car entertainment system.”
You don’t have to be a world-class auto manufacturer, however, to get the same top-quality noise control solutions. Consult with a respected producer of custom engineered all rubber and rubber-bonded-to-metal products for all your noise and vibration control needs. They can help you find the right part to solve problems involving your specific product design and function.