Shipping containers come in all sizes and shapes and perform many different roles. Whether you're an engineer researching ways to secure your latest invention or work in finance administration searching for the most trusted and cost-effective means for shipping out thousands of fragile widgets-whatever your cargo's needs, LORD's container mounts are simple, versatile, economical and easy to install.
LORD's Container Mounts are for fragile, valuable products needing predictable protection. When a product is in transit, it becomes vulnerable to damage from numerous hazards. Although the hazards vary, the damage inflicted is directly traceable to shock and vibration.
Non-repetitive events such as aircraft landings, railcar switching, accidental drop or tilt, road bumps and rough handling constitute "shock". Conversely, "vibration" is a repetitive disturbance caused by the environment outside the container (i.e., the mechanical systems of ships, planes, trains, and automobiles).
The overall concern is one of energy being imposed on the system; it must be stored or dissipated. The energy stored in the mounts must then be released back to the system in a controlled manner so that the peak forces transmitted are below the critical fragility level for the equipment being protected. It's a reciprocal relationship between shock and vibration and the static flexibility of the container mount.
Container Mounts are designed to meet specific dynamic load requirements. Drop tests determine the energy-absorbing characteristics under environmental conditions. Some Container Mounts consist of two metal plates with an elastomer bonded between them. The composition and configuration of the elastomer determines the static and dynamic properties of the part. Sandwich vibration isolation mounts have excellent capacity for energy control, and they exhibit linear shear load deflection characteristics through a significant deflection range.
The composition and configuration of the elastomer determines the static and dynamic properties of the part. Our mounts have an excellent capacity for energy control, and they exhibit linear shear load deflection characteristics through a significant deflection range.
LORD Shipping Container Mounts are made in SPE™ I Elastomer, a broad-temperature range stock, and meet the rigid requirements of military packaging specifications over the entire operational temperature spectrum from -65°F to +165°F. Low carbon steel metal components are painted for corrosion protection. If paint is not required, they are treated with a rust preventative. Offering controlled stiffness in all directions, a rugged one-piece bonded assembly, and long service life, they are reusable for years, even under severe shipping conditions. Standardization includes both elastomer and hardware.
Seven different series of parts (View SCM Catalog) give you a wide choice of sizes, load capacities and spring rates.
Learn more about the shock isolation theory involved in determining which container mount will best protect your items being shipped.
The Shipping Container Suspension System Questionnaire outlines the minimum data needed for a reasonable shipping container analysis. This questionnaire can be used as a check list for self-analysis or for transmittal to LORD for a formal system analysis. Engineering assistance is available from initial design stages through post-transit customer service.
Visit our Flex-Bolt™ Sandwich Mounts product page to see a broader line of industrial sandwich mounts.