KINETICS LDR light duty rail isolation system is a low-cost solution designed to isolate residential
style condensing units and other light weight equipment (small fans, mini split systems, etc.). LDR eliminates vibration from penetrating
into the structure and occupants below.
Standard LDR isolation system orders will include four (4) seismic isolators with snubbers, two (2) pieces of 24" or 48" Unistrut,
and four (4) equipment attachment clip assemblies (clips, strut nuts, and clip bolts). Custom sizes and strut lengths, up to 20-feet, with
multiple arrays of isolators are available.
- Cost effective isolation solution for light weight rooftop isolation
- Zinc plated steel housing
- Bright zinc plated hardware
- Seismic and wind restraint certifications available
- Currently available in 1" deflection. 2" deflection coming soon.
- Shipped assembled with four (4) isolators, two (2) lengths of strut, and four (4) equipment attachment clip assemblies. All hardware is provided to mount the equipment to the rail.
- Load capacities up to 820 lbs per set of four (4) isolators (up to 205 lbs per isolator)
- Can be used on a single unit or multiple units combined together using longer strut and custom quantities of isolators
LDR light duty rail isolation system is recommended for the isolation of rooftop condensing units to eliminate vibration from penetrating into the structure below
and disturbing the occupants. LDR is used to isolate an individual condensing unit and is fully customized into long lengths of strut with custom quantities
of isolators for large numbers of units in a single area.
Isolation system shall be comprised of two (2) independent support rails with adjustable equipment mounting
clips each supported by two (2) seismic and wind resistant housed spring isolators. The springs shall have all of
the characteristics of free standing coil spring isolators per section D below. Isolators shall consist of a
single laterally stable steel coil spring assembled into steel housings designed to limit movement of the supported
equipment in all directions.
Housing assembly shall be a steel member that includes provisions for attachment to structural or elevated
roof island elements. It shall interface with a coil spring leveling assembly and a 3-axis restraint snubbing
element that shall bolt directly to the underside of the equipment support rail. The housing shall be fitted with
integral non-skid isolation pads and holes for anchoring the housing to the supporting structure. Housing shall be
zinc plated for outdoor corrosion resistance. Housing shall be designed to provide a constant free and operating
height within 1/8" (3 mm).
The isolator housing shall be designed to withstand the project design seismic forces in all directions.
Coil spring elements shall be selected to provide static deflections of either 1 or 2 inches as shown on the vibration
isolation schedule or as indicated or required in the project documents. Spring elements shall be
color coded or otherwise easily identified. Springs shall have a lateral stiffness greater than 1.1 times the
rated vertical stiffness and shall be designed to retain a minimum of 0.75 inch travel beyond the rated capacity
to accommodate overloads. Non-welded spring elements shall be epoxy powder coated and shall have a minimum of a
1000 hour rating when tested in accordance with ASTM B-117.
Spring rail assembly shall be model LDR as manufactured by Kinetics Noise Control.