Shock Mount Travel-Limiting Device
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A dish-shaped ring, mounted on top of a rubber shock mount, surrounding the protected dive anchor bolt, limits the motion of the protected device in all directions. The allowed motion is adequate to permit use of a soft rubber for maximum vibration isolation in normal use, but prevents excessive motion under high shock during shipping. Such excessive motion may permit the protected device to come into contact with covers or other members, resulting in damage. The figure shows protected device 1 secured atop the neck 2 of rubber shock mount 3 projecting from case 4 and through a clearance hole in travel-limiting device 5. Case 4 and limiting device 5 are together rigidly attached to base 6.