“A silent machine always calms your mind and environment”. Anti-vibration pads are equipment’s designed to offer a peaceful and noiseless operation of machines in the industry. Often Vibrations arising from rotating components tend to travel along the system and further amplify when a driver element is screwed tightly to the structure. Such Vibrational energy can harm system and also create unwanted noise. To prevent such nuisance, vibration pads should be installed to build a very quiet or virtually silent machine.
Energy from rotating components disrupts the regular performance of a machine, specifically when operated on high/ optimum speed. For people looking to maximise their machine performance or believe in optimum use of their machines, Anti Vibration pads is a one stop solution for most of the problems. These vibration isolation pads not only help reduce noise and prevents transfer of vibrational energy to other connecting machines, but also supports your machine and guarantees a better life. The anit-vibration pads work on a very simple concept where it isolates the rotating element or the driver from the entire system and dampens the vibrational energy. These Anti vibration pads are specifically designed with rubber pads having high acoustic properties which offers high strength and strong dampening to ensure zero loss in performance of your system.
Technological progress and developments has led to development of specialized materials that effectively decouples the vibrating element, and also attenuates unwanted vibration. This highly engineered composites are soft enough to damp all vibrational energy and also strong enough to securely hold the system together. These applications are widely used across varied industry where there is a need to reduce vibrations and sound from all kinds of vibrating machinery. Anti-vibration pads also popularly known as the vibration isolation pads ensures easy and quick machine installation with minimum down time on existing functional machines. It ensures flexible lay outing of machine along the shop floor eliminating the need of heavy grouting. They further ensure high accuracy of machines and high precision with minimum wear and tear.
For all those who believe “Preventive maintenance is always better than accidental failure”, Anti vibration pad is the full proof solution. It not only prevents downtime but increases performance and life of machinery. Undesirable vibrations cause failures to machines and tooling’s due to fatigue. Wear and tear of machine components results in excessive noise which can gradually impair normal production processes. Vibration control with Vibration isolation pad is an essential parameter as it avoids forced deterioration of machinery, expensive unscheduled downtime and maintenance resulting in production losses. It also reduces the chance of mistakes and errors due to manual intervention and ensures better structural stability. Anti-vibration pads are used in various Industrial machineries, computers, laboratories, household equipment’s, pharmaceutical machines, construction equipment’s and many such similar industrial machines. They help fulfil various regulations and contributes to the environment by providing noise free working atmosphere. Anti-vibration pad is the answer to most mechanical vibration and noise issues. With its appropriate installation they ensure adherence and dampening of hazardous vibrations preventing your system from any undesirable failures.
Air compressors is the heart of a pneumatic system, that acts as a source for high density compressed air for activating the entire system and generating desired output. A basic pneumatic system consists of control valves, pipelines & pipe fittings and pneumatic accessories which are all activated through a single source of compressed air generated from the air compressor. Theoretically, an air compressor converts electrical energy into kinetic energy in the form of air; it reduces the volume of air and induces pressure in the air through mechanical arrangement. Air compressors are widely used in Industrial as well as non-industrial applications. It is widely used in railways for the brake system, in agricultural for accessories like dusters and sprayer, etc. In general compressors applications are not restricted to any particular industry rather its solely depends upon the applications. Air compressors are classified according to method of energy transferred and the pressure generation i.e. positive displacement and dynamic compressors.
While Air compressors are proven to be excellent and cheap source of energy for any application, they are known to generate high frequency Vibrational energy. The vibrations we feel and its intensity is dependent on proximity to the source, as well as other variables in the particular environment. As soon as vibrational energy from source comes in contact with mounting surface, a portion of the waves are absorbed into that surface, while the remaining deflects back resulting in vibrations. However, antivibration pads can be used for solving issues like these. Equipment’s like the air compressor mounting pads can be installed to reduce or limit such kind of vibrational issues.
How effective a surface can absorb sound or vibration is dependent on the material from which it is made or how well the air compressor mounting pads isolate the vibration from the source. The Anti vibrational control methodology applied to isolate the source of vibration from system is by using air compressor mounting pads. While there are several ways to reduce the effect of vibrations and provide effective dampening, one of the cheapest, effective and efficient method to create an isolation is by means of installing Air compressor mounting pads.
Air Compressor Mounting pads are specifically designed to insulate and avoid transfer of vibrations from air compressor to mounting floor. It forms a layer between compressor and mounting floor, which scatters the vibrational energy resulting in peaceful working environment. It not only reduces the transfer of energy but also reduces the level of noise during the operation of the compressor. Air compressor mounting pads simplifies the process of installation by enabling quick and fast pace installation of the unit. Air compressor mounting pads are fabricated from highly engineered material with complex structural arrangement to control vibrations at optimum levels. They possess an exceptionally high coefficient of friction that provides effective stability to the compressors. Air compressor mounting pads are one of the very few simplest yet very effective antivibration pads or equipment’s used to reduce vibrations from a given system. These antivibration pads can be designed in varying size and shape depending on the application and size of machine in use. So, make these air compressor mounting pads a part of your system to solve vibrational issues from your industrial unit.
Theoretically vibration is defined as a periodic motion of particles of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from the position of equilibrium when that equilibrium has been disturbed. However, it can be better explained when bifurcated in three basic elements as below;
- Source: A mechanical or fluid disturbance, generated internally by the machine, such as unbalance, torque pulsations, gear tooth meshing, shaft movements, cylinders, pistons, fan blade passing, etc. These typically occur in all industrial machineries operated under normal or optimum speed
- Path: The structural or airborne path by which the disturbance is transmitted to the receiver. It is the medium which can be made of any composites which transmits vibrational energy from source directly to the receiver. Usually path is a connecting member either attached to the source and receiver or it can be air medium. It is the capability of path which defines the frequency at which vibrational energy is prevailing in system.
- Receiver: It is the responding system, generally having many natural frequencies which can potentially be excited by vibration frequencies generated from the source. It is the element which is severely affected by the vibrational energy generated from source. In case of industrial machineries, it is the tool which acts as a receiver which is most affected and leads to reduced life of machineries.
Anti-vibrational Rubber pads act as a path that dampens and absorbs all the vibrational energy from source thus isolating receiver. The role of the rubber pad is to isolate the source and receiver ensuring there is zero transfer of vibrational energy. This in turn limits the efficiency loss and wear tear of components due to heavy vibrational force. The molecular structure of Rubber pads enables it to absorbs high frequency vibrational energy, thus isolating the system from vibration impacting the life of the system. Construction and geometry of Rubber pads are specifically designed as per the application and type of industry in which it needs to be installed.
These rubber pads or vibration absorbers are widely used across several industries in various machines and equipment’s. They are typically used in refrigerators where it absorbs the vibration generated from compressors, washing machines where it isolates the vibrational energy from rotating high-speed motor, ensuring no damage or wear and tear of functional components. They are also used in heavy industrial machineries where it separates the vibrations generated from source to ground on which it is mounted. Rubber pads are very simple in construction yet very effective in functionality.
The Functionality and application governs the mounting mechanism in between source and receiver. In some cases, it is mounted through clamping systems like bolts and heavy-duty fasteners, whereas in some cases it is simply stuck by means of adhesive. In addition to it, cross section and polymer construction is solely dependent upon the application of anti-vibration rubber pads. Higher the vibrational energy, the more complex is the structure and molecular construction. Whereas lower the vibrations frequency, the more simpler structure of rubber pad is used for the system. Rubber pads are best as it ensures very easy placement / fixing and also an equipment that helps improve life of machineries at an extremely low cost.