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New Steadywash(TM) Platform Solves Washing Machine Vibration Problems.

Reduces up to 95 percent of noise and vibration created by front-load washing machines

COLUMBUS, Ohio Columbus is the capital and the largest city of the American state of Ohio. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816. , July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Noisy and damaging washing machine vibrations could become a thing of the past, thanks to the new Steadywash(TM) vibration isolation Vibration isolation is the process of isolating an object, such as a piece of equipment, from the source of vibrations. Despite construction distinctions the essence of all vibration isolation systems are similar.  platform. Produced by Ohio Steel Industries through a strategic partnership with inventor Seicon Limited, the Steadywash platform sits beneath a washing machine and keeps up to 95 percent of the vibration from transferring to the floor.

"We are excited to introduce a true solution to a difficult problem that many consumers have faced for a long time by offering a platform that incorporates the best vibration-reduction technology available." said Tom Martini, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Ohio Steel Industries, "The Steadywash platform works with all major brands of front-load washing machines and can eliminate the need for expensive home renovations in first- and second-floor laundry rooms."

Seicon Limited develops and licenses proprietary technology for isolating and controlling vibration and shocks. Seicon developed the Steadywash platform at the request of Neil Drobny, the owner of a front-loading washing machine that vibrated so forcibly forc·i·ble  
adj.
1. Effected against resistance through the use of force: The police used forcible restraint in order to subdue the assailant.

2. Characterized by force; powerful.
 during the spin cycle that it rattled dishes in his china cabinet. Seicon then learned that front-loading washing machines often generated vibration problems ranging from keeping babies awake at night to making it impossible to watch television in adjoining rooms.

"Our patented technology virtually eliminates vibration-related problems, and the Steadywash platform will last at least as long as the washing machine," said Fred B. Miller, president and CEO of Seicon Limited. "In testing, the Steadywash platform continued to perform perfectly even after 5,000 hours of wash time."

Drobny says the Steadywash platform solved his problem. "As a result of Seicon's innovative platform design, we were able to retain our environmentally friendly Environmentally friendly, also referred to as nature friendly, is a term used to refer to goods and services considered to inflict minimal harm on the environment.[1]  front loader A front loader can be a
  • Loader (equipment) - a form of tractor.
  • Washing machine - front loading type.
 washer, which we otherwise would have had to sell in order to protect our house from the excessive vibration caused by the ultra high spin cycle," he said.

Front-loading washing machines clean better, are more energy efficient and use less water than conventional top-loading machines. But because they also spin faster and revolve perpendicular to the floor, some machines create noisy vibrations that can even cause structural damage to the home. In homes with first- or second-floor laundry rooms, some manufacturers recommend reinforcing laundry-room floors to combat the problem.

Existing solutions consist primarily of rubber feet or mats that eliminate only a fraction of the vibration and can undergo excessive wear. Washing machines also have been known to fall off rubber feet, causing damage to the washing machine and the floor.

At 2 3/4" high and 27" square, the Steadywash platform is much slimmer than the aesthetic pedestals that manufactures sell to raise washers and dryers off the floor.

More information about the Steadywash platform, including a list of retailers, can be found at http://www.steadywash.com/. Manufacturer's suggested pricing is $199.95. A matching dryer platform is available at a suggested price of $69.95.

About Ohio Steel Industries

Founded in 1958, Ohio Steel Industries is a Columbus, Ohio-based diversified manufacturing concern in the structural steel, metal fabrication fabrication (fab´rikā´shn),
n the construction or making of a restoration.
, and plastic extrusion industries. For more information, visit http://www.ohiosteel.com/.

About Seicon Limited

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Seicon Limited is primarily engaged in the development, marketing and licensing of proprietary technology for isolating and controlling vibration and shocks generated by seismic and mechanical activity across a wide range of frequencies, reducing transmission by 90 percent or more. Applications range from consumer appliances, machinery, buildings, bridges and roadways to aircraft, ships and vehicles of all types. To learn more, visit http://www.seicon.org/.

CONTACT: Cheryl Claypoole, Paul Werth Associates, P: +1-614-224-8114, F: +1-614-224-8509, cclaypoole@paulwerth.com

Web Site: http://www.seicon.org/
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