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Dryer Drum Vibration Damping

 
Bonding Damping Foil Noise Vibration Damping Application
Bonding Damping Foil Noise Vibration Damping Application
Bonding damping foil to the dryer drum to reduce noise and vibration. Typically damping foil specific length parts are applied to the drum by hand during assembly.
Used when noise and vibration must be absorbed by the damping polymer and converted to negligible heat.

Parts vibrating at their natural frequency give off what is called resonant vibration. This resonant vibration can be damped by using 3M™ Damping Foil Tape 2552. It is difficult to determine if a substrate is vibrating at its natural frequency. The product must be tested to determine whether or not it will provide damping properties.

3M™ Damping Foil 2552 can be provided in a variety of lengths and widths. It may also be easily cut into specific shapes for unique applications. A custom dispenser designed for manual or automatic operation is available.

Related Application Ideas
3M™ Damping Foil Tape 2552 may also be considered for applications on refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, air conditioners, vending machines, exercise equipment and a variety of small appliances.
  • Helps reduce vibration and noise: The unique thick 3M polymer used in 3M™ Damping Foil Tape 2552 absorbs the vibration from the part and converts it to negligible heat. This conversion helps reduce the overall noise created by the vibration.
  • Helps decrease wear and tear on parts: The aluminum foil constraining layer dissipates the heat created by the noise conversion and provides a conformable layer for application to the drum. This helps decrease wear and tear on the drum.
  • Permanent bond: The damping polymer permanently bonds to the drum. It has good resistance to moisture and many solvents.
  • Easy to apply: Pressure-sensitive adhesive makes it easy to apply to the appliance on the assembly line.
  • Helps reduce assembly costs: 3M™ Damping Foil Tape 2552 may provide a cost-effective solution over other methods, such as stiffeners.
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Specifications

Design ChallengesNoise Vibration & Harshness Control NVH
IndustriesAppliance
Manufacturing ChallengesImproved Quality Control, Ease of Assembly
Sub IndustriesDryer
SubstratesMetal