Strengthen your protection system with equipment isolation mounts

Vibrations can lead to a severe damage to your working systems, precision machines and your HVAC equipment. An effective deployment of hard rubber mounts and isolation mounts is needed to guard your equipment. Every machine or piece of equipment has its own natural frequency. When the induced vibrations from motors, fans, pumps etc. cause it to vibrate harmoniously at its natural frequency, resonance is created and produces a

heavy noise. The result is a loss of precision or damage to the machine. The equipment isolation mounts and hangers separate the equipment from the vibration source, thus bringing the damage under control.

Rubber anti-vibration mount: A properly installed hard rubber mount will lead to a reduction in the vibration and noise generated by the machine. The rubber anti-vibration mounts are responsible for creating a flexible connection to the machine. The energy from the

Automotive rubber mounts

Automotive rubber mounts

equipment is transferred to the equipment isolation mount which dampens the vibrations. The hard rubber mounts limit the level of amplification of the resonant frequency by dissipating energy in the system. The amount of damping must be kept under check, as an increase in damping tends to reduce isolation at higher frequencies.

Grommets rubber: We have sensitive instrumentation in our labs, homes and industry and it requires protection from vibration and shock. The anti-vibration grommet rubber is specially designed for these applications. These vibration absorbing grommets are made up of two parts, the insulator and the shoulder screw. The raw material used for the insulator is EPDM rubber, thus providing it with the requisite durability. The protrusions on the mating surface of the insulator provide the resilience to dampen unwanted noise and vibration. The instrument is anchored to the surface with the help of nickel plated screws.
Fan rubber mounts: Fans, like any other rotating piece of equipment, generate vibrations. Fans are like any other rotating part and generate vibrations. The fan vibrations can significantly become noisier when there is a rotor dynamic balancing problem. The fan rubber mount is quite effective in isolating the fan vibrations from the support structure. Thus, the support structure stays protected from vibration damage and noise is greatly reduced.

HVAC rubber mounts: The neoprene based HVAC rubber mount is ideal for mounting the air conditioner and HVAC equipment on the rooftop. The rubber mounting has a tapped hole in the center of the rubber mount and a flanged base plate. The whole rubber mounting is neoprene rubber based allowing for good corrosion resistance and deflection

Rubber  isolation mounts

Rubber isolation mounts

properties. Whether it is a fan rubber mount or an HVAC rubber mount, both offer excellent noise control and vibration damping properties. The other HVAC equipment like the chillers and air handling units etc. are also mounted on the support structure with the help of rubber HVAC mounts. However, in case the HVAC equipment or the ducting is required to be suspended the HVAC rubber hangers or the spring hangers are preferred.
Cylindrical vibration mounts: The cylindrical vibration mounts are very similar to the other hard rubber mounts but only different in shape. As the name suggests the round cylindrical profile allows for easy placement and installation. There are plenty of variants of the cylindrical mounts. There is one with a threaded metallic insert bonded to it while the other has a threaded stud protruding out. The insert or the stud is used to fasten the equipment to the cylindrical vibration mount. The elastomer element remains in contact with the support structure or floor and generates enough friction to prevent the running equipment from moving. The twin-stud cylindrical vibration mounts have the threaded studs on each side with the elastomer in the center. These mounts are used to connect two pieces of equipment without the transfer of vibrations from one to the other.

Andre HVAC International Inc. made a modest beginning in 2003 and has grown from strength to strength over the years. As the name suggests the rubber mounts and isolators for HVAC equipment were the initial offerings from the company. Andre HVAC International Inc. is well known in the area of HVAC rubber mounts. The building owners work in tandem with AHI for installation of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems. The range also includes the anti-vibration fan mounts, cylindrical vibration mounts and grommets rubber. The hard rubber mounts and equipment isolation mounts are so well accepted in the market that they have spurred the growth of the company into rubber anti-vibration mounting range of products.

 

Cylindrical vibration mounts and their benefits

Cylindrical vibration mounts are simple and effective anti vibration mounts used in a number of applications. These anti-vibration mountings are easy to use, install and do not require regular maintenance. These anti-vibration mounts are ideal for effective vibration isolation.

Andre HVAC International Inc, a leading manufacturer of Vibration, Shock and Noise Control Products design and manufactures cylindrical vibration mounts. These cylindrical anti-vibration mounts are available in varied sizes, studs/threads and tapped holes for a wide variety of applications ranging from small home applications protecting sensitive small equipment to large industrial and mechanical applications. Cylindrical vibration mounts are used as a buffer or sandwich between two objects in motion such as a motor or fan and a mounting frame for isolation or dampening of high frequency noise and vibration.

Today, through this article we have highlighted the benefits of cylindrical vibration mounts and their different applications in the industry.

Benefits of Cylindrical vibration Mounts

Cylindrical mounts when installed in an application reduces the wear-tear and in turn extends the life of the machinery. Thus with increased protection to the mechanical parts, the related maintenance and repairs costs are also substantially reduced.

Another benefit of vibration isolation mounts are, they improve the working environment for your workers by limiting the high frequency noise and vibration emitted from the machine. So in this way, not only are you’re workers protected by the harmful effects of vibrations, but it will also enhance their work performance due to the reduced noise. Finally, your floor and foundation are also now well protected due to the reduced vibration and shock emitted from the machine.

Application of cylindrical vibration mounts:

Cylindrical vibration mounts are used in a number of industrial & mechanical applications like  fans, motors, compressors, grinding machines, HVAC equipment, pumps, relays, generator engines, blowers, bumpers, appliances, electric control panels and automotive equipment.

 

Different types of anti-vibration mount & their applications

Anti vibration mounts are vibration isolators used in a wide variety of applications including power generation, industrial applications, HVAC applications, medical equipment, military equipment, air conditioners, compressors etc. These anti-vibration mounts installed in various applications help in minimizing the undesirable vibrations from the source and in turn enhance the performance of the machine.

Today, in this article we have discussed the various types of anti-vibration mounts available the market. So, depending on the application in use and the cause of problem, one can decide on the right vibration mounts for their application.

Types of vibration mount

Cylindrical mounts

Cylindrical mounts are rubber vibration isolators that are used in effective vibration isolation and noise damping over a wide range of frequencies. Cylindrical mounts also popularly known as rubber bobbin mounts are used for isolation of both active and passive vibration. In addition to this, they also help in suppression of shock and limit the structure-borne noise. Cylindrical vibration mounts that are made of high quality natural rubber and stainless steel metal are ideal for shear & compression of vibration and noise.

Bushing mounts

Bushing mounts also known as bushes or center bonded bushings made of high quality bonded rubber and metal are built to absorb extreme static and dynamic vibration in a machine. These fully bonded bushings with rubber compound in both the inner and outer sleeves are designed to eliminate high frequency vibration and noise, while supporting high loads in all directions.  These anti-vibration bushing mounts are designed in a wide range of metric sizes to suit almost every application. Rubber bushing mounts are commonly used in a flexible joints, motor vehicles, auxiliary equipment, military, light and heavy duty equipment, farm, drilling equipment, harvesters, combines, cooling towers, earth moving machinery, general machinery, industrial machinery, construction machinery and other such similar application.

Conical mounts

Conical mounts which is also popularly known as rubber cone mounts help in the isolation of shock, and vibration in machine. These cone mounts have a high load carrying capacity that assures a stable solution for all your vibration and noise problem. The conical mounts offer a progressive deflection and features easy installation. In addition to this they also provide protection for extreme load in tension or compression that acts as overload protection to manage excessive g forces. Conical mount are used in applications like engine and transmission mounts for trucks, buses, construction and agricultural vehicles. For more demanding vibration and noise reduction requirements, conical mounts are the most effect technology.

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.