How Transit Cases Protect Your Electronics from Vibrations

How Transit Cases Protect Your Electronics from Vibrations

When you’re moving sensitive electronic equipment, the effects of vibrations may seem small, but they can have severe, critical failure causing, impact.

When you’re storing and transporting sensitive and expensive equipment, having a custom-built case offers a wide range of benefits that can give you peace of mind. Not only can cases protect from weather, shock, and other outside forces, they can protect from vibration as well. When you’re moving sensitive electronic equipment, the effects of vibrations may seem small, but they can have severe, critical failure causing, impact. 

Where Do Vibrations Occur?

Every form of transport, no matter how smooth it might seem to a human, causes vibrations. These can be at an incredibly minimal level, but they will still have an impact on your materials. Consider, shaking, and rattling at even the most micro level will have an impact on sensitive equipment as its parts jostle together for the duration of your trip. Vibrations are felt in any facility or vessel that uses a motor, is exposed to high winds, and waves as well as expected features like wheels and rutted roads. Facilities like bridges, transmission towers, and even oil rigs can be prone to vibrations that can affect your materials.

What Does Vibration Do To Electronics?

Thanks to the sensitive nature of many electronics, the effects of consistent vibration can be varied. Tiny interior screws can be worked loose, solder joints can fail, and circuit boards can flex and deteriorate. Additionally, many electronics have a frequency of 50-200Hz, which is a rate that coincides with the type of vibration that travel often causes. All of these factors can work together to cause equipment failure and more.

How Do Cases Protect From Vibration?

When you get a custom case for your equipment, you’ll need to work with your maker to ensure that you have the proper vibration protection set up. Not all cases will protect you from vibrations; it does require some specifics. In short, you’ll want a case with an interior that absorbs or negates the effects of vibration. In some cases, high-quality padding can be enough, but for others, you may need an interior mount. If you need something more effective, an inner chassis elastomeric mount will add that extra protection you need.

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