Anti-vibration rubber mounts perfect isolation equipment for Industrial application

Affect of vibration on industrial machines

High level vibration causes severe damage to machinery. Hence it is essential to isolate vibrations for maintaining a longer life of machine. To prevent high level vibration, rubber equipments are used as isolating pads for absorbing these vibrations and prevent transmission of it to the surrounding machines & structures. These rubber equipments in use are known as anti vibration rubber mounts.

Rubber mounting anti-vibration equipments used for isolation of vibration

Rubber isolation mounts are used in various types of industrial applications, such as HVAC equipments, generators, motors, machines and pumps. These anti vibration mounts have the capability of absorbing high levels of vibration which means they feature good damping capabilities. These rubber mounts and isolators are also capable of reducing high frequency sound generated from vibrating machine, ensuring silent and smooth running of machines.

Selection of right anti-vibration mounts

Selecting the right type of anti vibration mounting is essential for smooth running of machinery. These anti vibrations rubber mounts come in different shapes and sizes so as to fit different machines, suit different weights and withstand different environmental conditions. Some of these vibration isolation mounts include cylindrical bobbins, buffers, cab mounts, sandwich mounts etc. For every type of mount there comes a range of size that ensures every machine is individually catered to. With so many anti- vibration rubber mounts available in the market it is difficult to decide one that is suitable for your machine or application. Hence, it is advisable to consult a professional rather than waste time wondering what’s best by yourself.

Selecting of manufacturer for anti-vibration rubber mounts

When selecting your anti vibration products it goes without saying that you should buy quality products from a manufacturer having knowledge and experience in it. If you settle for cheap vibration rubber mounts there are chances that these products may not protect your machine and result in a risk of further damaging your machine and incurring additional cost. Andre HVAC International offers its clients technical assistance in selecting products, and conducting vibration surveys. To get additional details about anti vibration mounts and mountings or in case you require any help in isolation and dampening of vibration and noise, get in touch with Andre HVAC International and you are sure to get assistance from these industry experts.  They will not just investigate on the issue, but also offer a perfect solution to your mechanical sound and vibration issues.

Get the right vibration and shock isolation for your equipment

Wherever there is a working equipment or machinery there are vibrations. They may appear harmless to a visitor or may go unnoticed by the people around depending on the intensity and noise generated. The vibrations are however very harmful to your machines and infrastructure. The surrounding equipment and supports also have their own natural frequency of vibration. The vibrations from a working machine are transmitted to the support causing them to vibrate sympathetically. The phenomenon of resonance occurs when the sympathetic vibration frequency matches the natural frequency of the support infrastructure. A loud noise is produced and the supports may vibrate violently causing damage. Thus, it is essential to go in for rubber vibration isolators in order to safeguard your equipment and machines.

  • The rubber vibration isolators are used to limit the amount of vibration energy transfer to the supports
  • The products are suitable for both stationary and dynamic applications.
  • Choice of size, application, and load bearing capacities are available in the product range.

Mount the equipment: The rubber isolation mounts have the elastomer element, which is responsible for the damping of vibrations. The mechanical energy is absorbed by the rubber vibration damper and dissipated in the form of low-level heat. The amount of damping is dependent on a number of factors like the frequency of vibration, weight of the equipment, and the surface area. The selection of the rubber mounts for vibration has to be done carefully by taking into consideration all the contributing factors.

Shapes and types: There are a variety of shapes and sizes available for the rubber vibration isolators and the selection is based on the application requirements. The shapes include cylindrical, hexagonal, and two-piece etc. In addition to the shape, the rubber isolation mounts are available as center metal bonded type and grommet type etc. to name a few. For applications where the equipment is to be suspended from the ceiling, the spring hanger mount vibration isolators are used.

Suspension of equipment: For the HVAC equipment, ducting, and pipes extensive use of spring hangers is done. The spring provides the deflection to take care of the load while the elastomer element provides the vibration damping. The suspended equipment and the support structure are isolated from each other by virtue of the elastomer which does not permit metal to metal contact. The spring hanger supports are used for ease of mounting. The air conditioning units which generate a lot of vibrations when the compressor works can be mounted on the rooftops by using the rubber isolation mounts while the entire ducting in the building can be suspended from the ceilings or support structure using the spring hangers.

Shock Vibrations: When there is an explosion or an earthquake strike, a shock pulse may be generated which results from a sudden acceleration. This form of shock vibration is highly destructive and damaging. Since an earthquake or a terrorist strike is not a routine phenomenon, it used to be ignored earlier. However, as people are becoming more aware they are concerned about seismic restraints and shock vibration control as well. The shock isolators are now being used extensively for the protection of buildings and sensitive high-cost equipment. They are highly recommended for vehicles used by the armed forces on land, sea and in air. The poor road conditions and situations arising out of collisions are “no match” for the shock isolators. Similarly, they are effective in turbulence, rough landings, high-velocity winds and sea storms.

Shackle mounts with an elastomer element between the metal plates are used as an effective anti-vibration product. The shock impacts are suitably absorbed by the rubber vibration damper in tough conditions. A wide variety of shackle mounts is available in varying shapes and sizes. These include the mounting plate and threaded stud type, square plate with corner holes type, and cap plates with elastomer type.

Andre HVAC International Inc. entered the anti-vibration arena way back in the year 2003. From a modest beginning then, AHI is present today in the majority of the anti-vibration products available in the market. The hallmark has been the consistent quality and customer service. The firm provides assistance to its clients on the various aspects of vibration control at the design stage itself. The customers also find AHI to be a one-stop solution for their anti-vibration needs because of the wide variety of products and selection support documentation. Whether it is a rubber isolation mount or a spring hanger, you can be almost sure of finding the suitable type at AHI Inc.

 

What are rubber vibrations mounts?

Rubber anti-vibration mounts, rubber vibration dampers and rubber isolation mounts are all used for the same purpose that is isolation of high frequency noise and vibration. In any industry a large machine such as a pump, compressor or industrial engine produces noise and vibrations. These vibrations can cause damage to equipment, prematurely wear out machines and create unsafe working conditions. Eventually this can affect the product quality and can even bring plant production to a complete stall. To protect your machinery, from such damage, rubber isolation mounts are necessary. These devices help reduce the amplitude and frequency of the vibration created by the machinery.

A properly sized rubber anti-vibration mounts will significantly reduce the vibration, shock and noise created by the machine thus increasing the life span of the machine.  These vibration rubber mounts creates a resilient connection to the machine and transfers the energy from the machine onto the mount which thus dampens the vibrations and shocks. Vibration damping mounts are commonly made with an elastomeric such as natural rubber which is bonded to a metal. This rubber vibration mount is then attached to a machine such as a generator that helps lower the natural frequency of the machine below the disturbing frequency, all without affecting the performance of the machine.

While an inappropriate sized mount might reduce the higher frequency vibration or noise, but the lower frequency conditions may amplify, resulting in worsening the condition. Hence it is important to select the right anti-vibration mount for your application.

Vibration mounts come in a wide variety of range. So, depending on your application in use one must accordingly select the right vibration mounts. For instance marine engine mounts are used as rubber vibration isolators in industrial applications such as diesel generators and engines. While, rubber cylindrical mounts also known as rubber bobbin mounts are used in light weight applications for isolation of shocks and vibrations.

The Common applications of rubber vibration mounts are pumps, roll mills, CNC machinery, military equipment, washing machines, industrial engines, HVAC systems, Aviation equipment, compressors, shipping containers, defense equipment and much more.

Andre HVAC International Inc offers the highest quality rubber vibration mounts and isolators at the most reasonable price. Here the mounts and isolators are made with the best materials for high durability and prolonged life span of your equipment. So, in case you are replacing worn out vibration mounts or have a special mounting requirement, we have it all to provide you with the best noise, vibration and shock isolation. Get in touch with us for any noise, vibration and shock isolation requirement and we will provide you with the best solution, customized to your specific application need.

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.

 

A wide range of rubber mounts and hangers to take care of your vibration issues

Every industry which is into manufacturing deploys equipment for production. These machines have motors, pumps, pneumatic and hydraulic systems which run by consuming power and energy. When the motors rotate or the pumps run, they produce vibrations. Each machine and equipment has its own natural frequency and starts to vibrate in tandem with the generated vibrations. These vibrations as you know are harmful to theequipment and can cause substantial damage over a period of time. But you need not worry. Andre HVAC International Inc. brings to you a wide range of rubber anti-vibration mounts, rubber bushings, rubber isolators, and HVAC rubber hangers. Therubber mounts and isolators can take care of your entire anti-vibration needs.

Rubber mounts: The automotive industry is a major user of the rubber mounts. The engine as a source of power is a major generator of vibrations. It is assembled to the chassis using anti-vibration rubber mounting.The rubber mounts have a metallic center with rubber casing and a metal mounting plate. The rubber is bonded strongly with the metal to form an inseparable unit. The vibration dampening mounts come in a variety of shapes like cylindrical, hexagonal, angular, pedestal, and sandwich to suit the customer application requirement. Besides the automobile the rubber vibration dampening mounts find use in the marine and railroad industry as well. Another typical use is the HVAC rubber mounts.

Rubber vibration dampers:

  • The rubber in the vibration rubber mounts acts as the damper between two metallic surfaces.
  • The machine or equipment is anchored to the rubber vibration isolation mount, which in turn is secured to the floor or mounting surface.
  • The bolts used for anchoring do not allow the machine to move or shift even when it is rotating at high speeds while the rubber provides the isolation from the vibrations.
  • High-quality rubbers are used to form strong bonds with metal in the rubber anti-vibration mounts.
  • With their ability to absorb vibrations, the rubber isolation mountsact as a catalyst for noise reduction.
  • This makes the operating environment comfortable for the employee working on the equipment.

Rubber in shear isolators: Besides mounting the equipment on the floor or surfaces, a lot of it is suspended from the roof and ceilings as well. The single deflection rubber shear hangers and double deflection shear hangers are ideally suited for this application. The hangers are made from a metallic plate bent in a rectangular shape with a threading on top and a hole at the bottom. While the top is secured to the ceiling using the threaded hole, a rubber grommet is fitted in the bottom hole from where the equipment is secured to the hanger. The rubber in the shear isolator with projected collars is responsible for eliminating the metal to metal contact.

Rubber bushings: Metal bonded rubber bushings from the house of Andre HVAC International Inc. find use in mobile power equipment, vibratory feeders and wheel suspensions. The rubber vibration isolators successfully reduce noise and wear. Thus, the rubber vibration dampers are also responsible for a reduction in the use of lubricants.