Reusable Breakaway Mounting Device
- Magazine Article
Breakaway devices are used to mount objects to systems or structures (for example, cars, drones, helmets, buildings) and prevent damage when the objects fall away from the system. Unfortunately, even in ideal scenarios, many of these devices have limitations. Breakaway bolts and shear pins have the complication of breaking and becoming unusable thereafter. Reset-table mounting devices such as hook-and-loop fasteners, reusable adhesives, or rubber mounting devices do not provide proper stability in certain applications. Electromagnetic and electromechanical-based devices can be quite large and expensive, and require a power source.