What is shape factor?
Shape factor is a geometric measure (ratio) of surface area to the perimeter area allowed to expand laterally. Shape factor has an influence on the deflection and load limit properties of a material. Essentially rubber is an incompressible substance that deflects by changing shape rather than volume. The featured cell geometry on the surface of the Fabcel pads minimizes the shape factor usually associated with unreinforced, elastomeric (rubber) pad materials.
Does durometer affect the isolation efficiency of rubber pads?
Yes, durometer affects the isolation efficiency of rubber pads. The higher the durometer, the higher the stiffness. The stiffness of the spring (rubber pad) increases the natural frequency of the isolator, thus affecting the isolation efficiency.
How is damping different than isolation/absorption?
Please see Robert Haley’s paper on Isolation Theory, specifically pages 3 to 7.
Can Fabcel pad work as a shock isolator/damper?
Yes, Fabcel pad works as a shock isolator/damper by the dissipation of the kinetic energy (KE) generated by the shock event.
Can Fabcel pad be cut to size in the field?
Fabcel pad can be cut using scissors or a fine tooth saw blade. Holes can be cut using a fine tooth, narrow angle hole saw.
What adhesive is recommended to bond Fabcel to steel?
Fabreeka 2240-05 adhesive is recommended to bond Fabcel to steel. The steel surface should be sandblasted and the Fabcel pad buffed or abraded.
What is the temperature range for Fabcel material?
The temperature range for Fabcel material is -40° to 200° F.