What are rubber mounts and why are they considered to be better vibration isolators than the rest?

Anti-vibration rubber mounts are critical components in a number of heavy machinery and industrial equipment’s. These rubber dampening vibration mounts help dampen the high frequency noise levels and vibration while safeguarding fragile components from external vibrations. Rubber isolator mounts are an efficient, low cost option, offering a reasonable degree of isolation efficiency. These rubber mountings come in single of double deflection and are effective isolators in standard non-critical applications. While for more critical applications, one can consider using rubber hangers or spring hangers or mounts for vibration isolation.

Selecting the right anti-vibration rubber mounts is critical to tackle the problem of vibration What are rubber mounts and why are theyconsidered to be better vibration isolators than the rest?and noise. One should determine the machine’s RPM and use the Rubber Mount Isolation Efficiency Chart to work out the dynamic natural frequency required, according to the desired isolation efficiency. Also, it would be quite beneficial if one refer to the Rubber Mount Selection Guide to determine the static deflection required, depending on the various dynamic factor of the rubber mount that are to be used.

A high quality rubber anti-vibration mounts are scientifically designed resilient material. They are designed in a way to offset the high frequency noise and absorb the vibration and shock through the rubber when under load while maintaining lateral stability. This design eliminates the shape factor that is usually associated with elastomeric pads. It also provides positive grip to machine foot and foundation when under load. It can be used in any shape/ size/ thickness/ number of layers. These rubber in shear mounts or rubber isolation pads are ideal for isolating the vibration and shock while also effectively reduce the structure borne noise.

These rubber mounting come in a variety of single and double deflection rubber in shear ANDRE-RubberHangers-RHM-Series (1)hangers that are perfect for not only heavy machines but also very practical to install in almost any type and size of equipment such as machine tools, generating sets, compressors, pumping sets, instrument panels etc. It is very effective for protecting precision equipment’s and instruments from external sources of vibration and shock caused by operation of heavy machines, mechanical handling equipment, forging hammers and even passing traffic.

Rubber anti-vibration mounts are typically used in a wide variety of applications that include the following

  • Air conditioning equipment’s,
  • Guillotines,
  • Grinders, headers,
  • Heating and ventilating equipment,
  •  Inertia blocks,
  • Instruments panels,
  • Impact machines, laboratory equipment’s and machine tools,
  • Pumps, printing machines, presses,
  • Textile machinery and transformers and many more of such applications.


Ways to tackle the Vibration Concerns in mechanical or industrial equipment’s

High frequency noise and vibration are a major cause of concern encountered by companies that utilize appliances in their work-spaces. Appliances that produce significant vibrations can include any kind of products with mechanical parts like generators, kitchen appliances, offices appliances or any industrial machineries. Constant noise and vibrationANDRE-Pads-NSN-Series (3) can be quite distracting, uncomfortable, and even unsafe for workers in the vicinity. It is one of the most common reasons for companies to come back to manufacturers with complaints or request to replace or service them. Today in this article we have discussed on different ways to tackle these vibration issue

Ways to tackle the Acoustic concerns in office environments

Often machines, equipment’s or products are used in indoor workspaces or adjacent vicinity where people are working.Occupied areas in a building can be affected by the noise generated from these equipment’s or machineries in the level immediately above or next to the office.In an office, acoustical comfort is essential for a productive working environment. If employees are distracted by noises made by these equipment’s or products, it could possibly hamper the working environment and create a havoc. Noise and vibration in particularly is problematic if employees’ job involves being on the phone listening to customers. So, in such situations one must make use of vibration controllers or vibration absorbers to reduce or limit the noise and vibration.

There are a number of vibrations pads for machines or isolation equipment’s that could solve the noise and vibration nuisance. Equipment’s like Isolation hangers are designed to ANDRe-RubberHangers-HE-1-Seriesbreak the structural path of noise and vibration transmission between the upper and lower floors. The rubber isolation pads in these hangers have the ability to deflect and absorb frequencies generated through building structures.

Designed perfectly to suit any type of suspended architectural ceiling, these products can be fitted with rods, wires or hooks. The ceiling hangers provide superior noise isolation performance due to their higher static deflection characteristics. For good isolation, a minimum of 3mm static deflection is essential. The hangers are available in a range of different combinations of deflection, attachment and composition to suit any application.

Office are examples, but they aren’t the only places where appliances or equipment’s that exist,create vibration and destruct the businesses. Depending on where the equipment or machine will be used, manufacturers need to create a product that minimizes vibration as much as possible. But there are limitation for manufacturers as well, as they do not have the control over whether an office has an open layout or has a reflective surface. They are not factors that manufacturers can change. But, what one could do is, install vibration damping pads to solve these problems.

Manufactures or anti-vibration suppliers offer a variety of anti-vibration sheets or vibration absorbing pads that include rubber cork pads, neoprene cork pads, tico anti-vibration pads and many more of such tools that can work wonders for solving these vibration and noise issues.  All that one needs to do is, find out the cause of problem, the type of machines creating the problem and static vibration deflection required to select the right isolation pads. Once the problem is detected appropriate measures can be taken to solve the problem.