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CASE STUDY

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

ML6 Turntable

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 40 reviews

  • Avatar Alex Charters ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I contacted Meridian Laboratory to obtain a slip ring for my Undergraduate Senior Capstone project. The project required … More a slip ring capable of highspeed data transfer with very little noise to drive an LED bar on a fan to generate images. Sven Krause was very knowledgeable and responsive and helped me figure out what product I needed. He even managed to get the slip ring donated to our team and had great advice on how to integrate it into our project. The project was a huge success thanks to Meridian Laboratory.
  • Avatar Max Thorne ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I had a great experience working with Vance Nelson on a batch of custom polyurethane wheels. He provided fantastic design … More and material property advice related to my application and was able to deliver high quality wheels in a fast time frame at a reasonable price. I'd highly recommend working with Vance and Meridian Lab in the future
  • Avatar Andrew Diles ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I've had the pleasure of working with Meridian Laboratory for the past couple of years, and they have revolutionized … More our product with the parts they created for us. Not only did they create the part, they also gave us advice on which type of material to use, and the combination of those two things has helped us be more efficient and productive.
    Vance has been helpful at every turn, and I look forward to working with him and the team at Meridian Laboratory more in the future. They do superb work.

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