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Upcoming Events

09/03/2019

Vibro/Dynamics is pleased to be exhibiting at several trade shows in 2019. Please come visit us! Our next trade show event is Railway Interchange in Minneapolis, MN. Railway Interchange – September 22nd-25th The Railway Interchange is a show for railway professionals. It is hosted by the Railway supply Institute (RSI), Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems suppliers Inc (RSSI). The Socitec Group supplies vibration and shock protection for containers carried by train, components mounted on rail cars, and equipment and buildings affected by nearby rail vibration. Railway Interchange Website 2019 Schedule When Show Where Booth Sept. 22-25 Railway Interchange Minneapolis, MN 3253 Oct. 1-3 Die Cast Expo Cleveland, OH 406 Oct. 14-16 Association of US Army (AUSA) Washington DC 4111 Nov. 3-7 Shock & Vibration Exchange (SAVE) Atlanta, G 504 Nov. 11-14 FabTech Chicago, IL 46347 2020 Mar. 2-3 WEST San Diego, CA TBD Apr. 6-8 Sea-Air-Space Washington D.C. TBD April 16 PMA District Suppliers Night Cleveland, OH TBD  
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End of Summer Company Trip to Ballpark

08/31/2019

Vibro/Dynamics employees enjoyed a great day at Wrigley Field, Chicago to see the Cubs win with final score 7-1 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Berneice Quinn 100th Birthday

07/09/2019

One of the companies fine retirees, Berneice Quinn, is celebrating a milestone birthday. She was hired in 1970 as a bookkeeper. She sometimes counted inventory by hand on the weekends and kept a long ledger of changes. She retired in 1989. Now she is a champion Wii bowler and White Sox fan. She is celebrating 100 years on July 13th! Go White Sox and Happy Birthday, Berneice!
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Using Wire Rope Isolators for Seismic Protection

06/27/2019

Wire rope isolators offer distinct advantages over other installation methods for sensitive equipment in seismically active regions. The linked publication gives an overview of the general problem of protecting equipment from seismic events, and also details two case studies where wire rope isolators were applied.   Click Here to View Published Article
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Career Opportunities

04/03/2019

Please contact us and submit an application.  We are not currently recruiting for any positions.
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Tuned Mass Dampers Using Wire Rope Isolators

12/21/2018

Tall, steel, chimney stacks installed in windy regions are prone to violent vibrations that could lead to stack failure. The source of this vibration is due to the phenomenon called vortex shedding. Controlling the amplitude of vortex-induced vibrations is crucial to avoid catastrophic failure of the chimney and increase its lifespan. One widely accepted design for doing so is the use of hydraulic dampers installed between the top of the chimney and a steel ring. While this is an effective design at limiting a chimney’s vibration, it often requires maintenance, and its performance could vary based on temperature. A less known way of controlling chimney vibration is through the use of wire rope isolators (WRIs). When tuned to the proper stiffness and damping, WRIs can be very effective at controlling the chimney’s vibration. In addition, WRI-tuned mass dampers (TMDs) offer further advantages such as their maintenance free construction, temperature-independent performance, and extremely long lifetime. Our purpose here is to present a case study where the Socitec Group provided a WRI based TMD for a chimney stack. The simulation results show that just like hydraulic dampers, WRI TMDs can be very effective at controlling a chimney’s vibration.
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