VIBRATION IS THE PROBLEM
SEICON IS THE SOLUTION
SEICON SYSTEM is a PARADIGM SHIFT in traditional approaches to reducing the
transmission of vibration to surrounding structures. The underlying concepts of
this paradigm shift, are applicable to a broad range of products in many
different industries and an unlimited number of applications.
Vibration causes occupant and/or operator fatigue. Vibration also causes
increased mechanical wear and can lead to zones of forbidden operation at
The first Seicon prototypes were isolators used as motor mounts for a diesel
engine in a sail boat. This installation proved the effectiveness of the Seicon
System in marine applications.
The second Seicon prototype installation went into a Mastercraft Ski Boat where
the four isolators automatically adjust themselves according to the speed (RPM)
of the engine.
John Cunningham, a professor at Skidmore College, identified the underlying
concepts of the SEICON SYSTEM in 1985 primarily as a solution to the devastative
effects of seismic shocks generated by earthquakes. Since its original
development, Seicon has focused its energies on the marine industry, heavy
equipment industry, and recently on home appliances.
Seicon began to target the home appliance industry after being challenged to
solve vibration problems of a front loading washer on the second floor of an
existing home. Our engineering staff designed an washing machine platform with
four Seicon Isolators built into it. The result was the elimination of over 90%
of the vibration transfer to the structure of the house. Since then Seicon has
thoroughly studied, tested and improved the design of the washer platform and
plans on having production models in late 2007.
The Seicon Washer Platform has been proven effective with both top load and
front load washers. Front load washers have a greater problem with vibration due
to the design structure of the machine and the high spin speeds required of the
washer tub. The Seicon Platform is especially effective with these front load
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