The anti-vibration mountings offer solace from the ill effects of vibrations

With the rapid expansion and penetration of the internet, people have got an access to valuable information. Today, people are much more aware of the vibrations produced by the prime movers and their ill effects. It is heartening to note that the buyers of equipment are concerned with the oscillations generated and noise pollution caused when the

anti vibration spring mount

anti vibration spring mount

equipment runs. The manufacturers do take care of the internal protection for the sensitive parts of the machine but the external aspects are generally the responsibility of the buyer. Thus, the anti-vibration mountings come under his scope. Let us look at some of the solutions.

Rubber bushings:  Metal bushes are bonded with rubber to create rubber bushings that provide vibration damping and reduction in noise. The typical applications include wheel suspensions, vibratory feeders and mobile power equipment. The resilience property of rubber helps reduce wear and eliminates the use of lubricants.

Anti-vibration rubber mounts: The anti-vibration rubber mounts is a product similar to the bushings with a metal stud bonded to the elastomer. The anti-vibration rubber mount is placed directly on the level floor and the machine legs are positioned on the stud and tightened. The installation is very simple and does not require any grouting or civil foundation work. The weight of the machine is evenly distributed on the anti-vibration mounts. The elastomer element creates the desired friction with the floor and prevents the machine from walking. There are other types where there is a bonded metal plate on top of the elastomer element and the equipment is just placed on top. The anti-vibration rubber mounting not only protects the equipment but also improves the comfort level of the operator. They find a wide application in the railroad, marine and automotive industry.

Anti-vibration mounts: The anti-vibration mounts are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet the specific customer requirements. The types available are pedestal, sandwich, angular and cylindrical mounts rubber. The buyer needs to be clear on the space availability, load capacity, deflection requirements and environmental conditions with regard to the operation of the anti-vibration rubber mount.  The highly knowledgeable customers directly ask for the compactor, shock and shear compression rubber mounts. There are others who select the anti-vibration mounts with the neoprene elastomer. Neoprene is especially effective in harsh environments where there is exposure to oil and water.

Anti-vibration fan mounts: While the most commonly used fan is the ceiling fan but you will

anti vibration mount

anti vibration mount

find that fans are used in multiple applications like blowers, air conditioners, and cooling fans etc. The fans are primarily driven by motors and hence are prone to vibrations. Rotating parts also need static and dynamic balancing; otherwise, they can create a ruckus. The electronic parts like chips, logic control units, central processing units, power supply etc. all require cooling by small fans to avoid overheating and burnouts. The anti-vibration fan mounts for electronic equipment ensure that vibrations are dampened and they do not damage the sensitive parts. The rubber mounts are small in size based on the small fans that cool the electronic panels in the machines but their performance cannot be undermined.

Automotive rubber mounts: All automobile manufacturers make extensive use of metal bonded rubber mounts for mounting of the engine, transmission and suspension on the chassis. The automotive rubber mounts are customized according to the mounting requirements spelt out by the manufacturer. The engine and transmission produce a tremendous amount of vibrations when in operation but you can hardly feel any of it inside the vehicle. The reason is the damping and isolation provided by the automotive rubber mounts. Similarly, bracket rubber mounting is used in the automobiles to isolate the sensitive parts from the vibrations of the chassis when the automobile is moving on the road. The rubber interface absorbs the vibrations while the bracket holds the part to the chassis.

The HVAC anti-vibration rubber mounts happen to be a specialty of Andre HVAC International Inc.  The anti-vibration mounts can give you the peace of mind with regard to keeping the vibrations in check and noise under control. The electronic parts and sensitive equipment need to be taken care of with adequate vibration damping as their performance gets impacted with the vibrations. A longer life span is possible with the use of these rubber isolation mounts and rubber anti-vibration mounts. Needless to say, the anti-vibration mounts form an integral part of the industry, labs, offices and homes and there is no better option than AHI to source them from.

Get over the vibration problem with the anti-vibration rubber mounts

Equipment like pumps, motors, generators, compressors, HVAC systems, fans, and washing machines are a source of vibration and noise. When the equipment is placed on a flexible or rigid support system, the vibrations get transmitted to the surroundings. Each and every object has its own natural frequency and when the vibrations enter the object, they cause it vibrate sympathetically. The vibrations and noise tend to get amplified if the induced vibrations approach the natural frequency of the equipment resulting in resonance. The anti-vibration rubber mounts limit the level of amplification by dissipating the energy in the system.

Rubber isolator mounts: The most popular mounts in this category are the cylindrical vibration mounts. They are used in a variety of applications like compressors, motors, electronic control panels and generators. Depending on the application requirement the anti-vibration rubber mounting is available in three thread combinations: Male/male;

anti-vibration rubber mounts

anti-vibration rubber mounts

Male/female; and female/female. The cylindrical mounts rubber choice is also available from natural, neoprene, silicone, and EPDM. The customer can choose the rubber mount material based on the environment that the mount has to encounter.

Rubber mounts: Another category of the rubber mounts is the machine mounts. These are especially suited for the factory machinery and do not require any anchoring. They are typically used for machines with high vertical and horizontal forces. The fan rubber mount and the rubber motor mount are the commonly used anti-vibration mounts in this category. The fan rubber mount insulates the high-frequency vibration and sounds and also prevents the fan unit from walking. The typical features of the rubber mounts are:

  • Ease of installation
  • No requirement of machine anchoring
  • Isolation of vibrations and reduction in noise
  • Sensitive machine parts and lab equipment is protected
  • Work-piece quality is maintained
  • Lesser breakdowns leading to low repair costs and longer life of machines
  • Resistance to water and oils

Automotive rubber mounts: The rubber isolators, rubber mounting brackets, and rubber to

Automotive rubber mounts

Automotive rubber mounts

metal bonded mounts are extensively used in the automobile industry. The anti-vibration mounts ensure that minimum vibration and noise is experienced by the occupant in the vehicle. The rubber isolators protect the automobile components from the adverse effects of vibration, leading to a longer life and reliability. The applications include engine and transmission mounts, suspension travel limiters, radiator mounts, exhaust mounts, and suspension articulation joints. The automotive rubber mounts category includes the bracket rubber mounting and rubber mount sportster frame.

Andre HVAC International Inc. was instrumental in its resolve to bring the vibrations and noise in control and came out with a series of anti-vibration mountings, rubber mounts and hangers, more than a decade ago. The rubber isolator mounts were well accepted in the market and AHI grew from strength to strength over the years. Today, you can easily get the wide variety of anti-vibration rubber mounts from AHI. Whether it is an anti-vibration fan mount or equipment isolation mount, you can depend on the quality and performance of the product from Andre HVAC.

Vibration damping and isolation are the need of the hour

The rubber anti-vibration mounts and isolators have become a standard requirement as more and more people are becoming aware of the adverse effects of vibration and noise. Today, the isolation mounts are being widely used in refrigeration plants, compressors, HVAC equipment, diesel generators, fans, motors, pumps, presses and CNC machines etc. The elastomer can be natural rubber, neoprene or other compound depending on the requirement of resistance to ageing, compression set, water and oil. Let us take a look at the variety of the anti-vibration mounts and rubber hangers available.

Rubber grommets: The rubber grommet isolators provide the economical vibration isolation for light loads. The rubber bushings and rubber grommets are ideally suited for computers, disc drives, sensitive lab equipment and precision instrumentation.

Rubber bobbins: The rubber cylindrical mounts are also known as bobbin mounts and are used to curb both active and passive vibrations. The rubber dampers are effective in structure-borne noise control. A variety of combinations involving the stud and threaded hole at the two ends of the cylinder are available.

Rubber fan mounts: To prevent the transmission of vibrations from a fan motor to travel to the chassis, on which it is mounted, requires a rubber isolation mount to be put into place. The anti-vibration fan mount can be made from silicone and other rubber compounds in order to decouple the fan from the case and also attenuate the unwanted vibration.

HVAC anti-vibration mounts: The anti-vibration spring mounts that have elastomer core,

HVAC anti-vibration mounts

HVAC anti-vibration mounts

a coil spring and carbon steel bases are ideally suited for mounting of HVAC equipment like fans, AHUs, pumps, and motors. The rubber in shear isolators is also used for HVAC applications where a higher degree of stiffness is required in the horizontal plane and good isolation in the vertical plane. Thus, the rubber in shear vibration isolators provides a cost effective engineered solution for HVAC equipment mounting.

Hard rubber mounts: The hard rubber mounts are desired for high reliability and fine quality requirements. The hard rubber anti-vibration mounts are custom built and find the usage in automobiles, machinery and household electrical appliances etc.

Rubber hangers: The anti-vibration hangers are used for false ceiling suspension, HVAC ducting and piping suspension, and equipment suspension. The rubber hangers are primarily made from polymer material while the spring hangers make use of metal springs.

Anti-vibration motor mounts: The equipment like hexacopters and multi-rotors make use of the anti-vibration motor mounts to attenuate the vibration and noise from motors and props. The flight controller sensors function properly only when the rubber anti-vibration mounts significantly dampen the motor vibrations.

Andre HVAC International Inc. is a leading supplier of rubber isolation mounts, rubber bushings, and HVAC rubber mounts to name a few. AHI uses the best of material to provide a long service life and enhance the life of the equipment. Whether you are replacing a worn out mount or going in for a new application, AHI has the right anti-vibration mounting to give you the desired vibration isolation and noise reduction.