Lord Controls Active Vibration, Shock and Noise
Lord Corp., perhaps best known to many as provider of Lord mounts for aircraft engines, is at Booth No. C11836 to showcase its wide range of products and services to improve aircraft reliability, maintainability and passenger comfort by controlling vibration, shock and noise. The company has developed a variety ways to meet the requirements of business aircraft, from traditional elastomeric products to electromechanical systems.
Cary, N.C.-based Lord’s FAA-/JAA-certified repair station conducts parts remanufacturing and overhaul. Products with business aviation potential fall into the general categories of engine attach systems, adhesives, interior motion and noise isolation, coatings and electronic materials and products using magnetically responsive technologies.
Here at the NBAA show, Lord is featuring its latest engine attach systems recently selected for the Learjet 85 and Embraer Phenom 300, while displaying a variety of parts that visitors may examine and handle. A senior technical group is on site to describe new technologies and answer questions, and the company is distributing information pamphlets and promotional items to visitors.
The company has implemented a training class titled “Vibration and Isolation 101” at customer locations, and it is available to companies that want their employees to gain an understanding of vibration theory.
Founded in 1924, privately held Lord Corp. has sales in excess of $610 million and employs more than 2,400 worldwide with manufacturing operations in nine countries and offices in 15 major business centers. The company notes with pride the fact that the manufacturer of the world’s only helicopter to have flown over the Himalayas and Mt. Everest requested Lord’s active vibration control system to minimize in the fuselage of the 12-passenger helicopter vibration generated by the main rotor system.