International, Inc. – Vibration Isolation and Shock Control
Fabreeka® is an international company focused on the
development and manufacture of components to control
vibration and shock. Fabreeka's® excellence in shock and
vibration technology began in 1936 with the introduction of
the unique Fabreeka® pad for shock isolation.
Later developments for vibration isolation include the
Fabcel® pad, a high quality nitrile pad and DIMFAB 280,
introduced to meet the specifications for the Distributed
Isolation Material (DIM) specified for use in the US Navy
submarines and surface ships.
presence demonstrates Fabreeka's® ongoing tradition of
excellence in vibration and shock technology. Fabreeka's®
dedicated employees are committed to providing superior
engineering, quality products and outstanding customer
service - worldwide.
resilient laminated fabric pad is a scientifically designed
and manufactured material composed of layers of tightly
twisted, closely woven lightweight duck.
Each layer is
impregnated with an elastomeric compound containing mould
and mildew inhibiting agents.
of Fabreeka® are exceptionally suited for the reduction of
impact shock, vibration and structure-borne noise. Avoid
metal-to-metal contact in mount attachments by including
Fabreeka® Bushings and Washers.
Fabreeka® pads meet the US military specification MIL-C-882
and are impervious to most oils and solvents, while
resisting the effects of steam, water, mildew and brine.
Thicker sections can be supplied by bonding standard
thicknesses together, and the pads can be custom fabricated
to any shape or size.
DIMFAB – Distributed Isolation Material
DIMFAB 280 is a low durometer elastomeric compound that
meets the specification requirements for Distributed
Isolation Material (DIM) MIL-D-24709. It is specified for
use in US Navy submarines and surface ships. DIMFAB is a
proven solution where structure-borne noise, shock or
vibration is a problem. These mounting pads are specifically
designed to perform successfully in applications where DIM
mounts are required.
A major feature of these pads is that they can be readily
cut to any desired shape or size for easy installation in a
wide variety of applications. Additionally, DIMFAB pads meet
or exceed Naval specifications regarding environmental
requirements including salt spray, temperature storage, oil
immersion, ozone, etc.
Soft Support Systems for Aircraft Ground Vibration
Aircraft undergo ground vibration testing (GVT) to gather
and analyze dynamic modes of the aircraft. The structural
dynamic characteristics of a new aircraft are important
because they reveal mode shapes, structural damping and more
importantly are used to predict flutter behaviour.
To obtain accurate results during GVT, the modal testing of
the aircraft requires simulation of a "free-free" condition.
been successful providing soft support systems (SSS) for GVT
for large and small aircraft. Vertical and horizontal
natural frequencies as low as 0.4 Hz have been provided as
well as jacking systems used in conjunction with the SSS,
which reduce the set up time for the GVT.
Fabcel® is a high-quality elastomer moulded into 18" x 18"
scientifically designed vibration and shock isolation pads.
Fabcel® pads may be cut to smaller and used in multiple
layers to obtain lower natural frequencies. The Fabcel® pad
surfaces have patented moulded recessed offset cells to
allow flow of the elastomer when under load, while
maintaining lateral stability. This design eliminates the
shape factor usually associated with elastomeric materials.
Fabcel® pads are available in load ranges from 5 to 300 psi
and are typically used to isolates pumps, engines,
generators and fans.