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CASE STUDY

Polyurethane ML6 Material Solves Rotational Challenge for High-End Turntable Manufacturer

Challenge

A custom designer and manufacturer of high-end audio turntables for the music and recording industry is routinely challenged to deliver the best in sound and audio amplification and transmission. One of its biggest challenges is in the control and steady, continuous rotation of the turntable platform. Many manufacturers attempt to deliver this through belts and require intricate, closed-loop electrical control systems to compensate for variations in motor RPM, and slip occurring between the motor and turntable.

Solution

After learning about Meridian Laboratory, the manufacturer explored using precision polyurethane ML6 coated aluminum hubs to serve as drive wheels for the motor and turntable interface. Utilizing the standard minimum tolerances of 0.001″ provided by Meridian Laboratory’s ML6 urethane coatings, the manufacturer could fully rely on accurate control and rotation of its turntables.

With Meridian Laboratory’s wide variety of durometers between 40 and 90 on the Shore A scale – at no additional charge or cost differential – the manufacturer could test and verify the best combination of hardness’s for its application. Production parts were delivered a short six business days from time of inquiry. Since then, the manufacturer has routinely relied on Meridian Laboratory to deliver high-precision, custom urethane rollers for its high-end audio applications and projects.

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5.0 27 reviews

  • Avatar Daniel Laforest ★★★★★ a month ago
    I have work with Meridian Labs for many years. I started a new job and needed to have some pulleys covered with urethane … More for a very important piece of equipment. Vance came through and got the pulleys done in a few days. We machined a V-Groove in the urethane and got our equipment in full operation. I could not have done it with out their help. Best quality, fair pricing and a company you can count on.
  • Avatar David Sandlin ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    We ordered some custom urethane rollers to use as encoder wheels. They have gone way beyond our expectations to make sure … More our parts were correct and meeting our needs. Meridian Laboratory makes quality products and are extremely knowledgeable. They are a trusted resource for us.
  • Avatar Ronald Jones ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I ordered a drive roller for my high precision telescope tracking mount. A fantastic product that works perfectly. Vance … More was really helpful getting the product out to me. Great service and highly recommended.

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