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.

Select the vibration mounts with the right dampening elements

If you want to prolong your machine life by dampening the vibrations you can go in for the neoprene cork pads for your applications. The typical uses include air conditioners, pumps, presses, generators, fans and motors. The neoprene cork pad has a half inch thick cork layer centered between the ribbed neoprene pads. Neoprene is an excellent elastomer that is resistant to ageing, compression set, water and oil. Thus, the neoprene pad can withstand the toughest of environments on the shop-floor. The cork layer acts as an absorber of low frequencies of noise generated due to the machine vibrations.

The neoprene cork pad has to be cut in such a fashion so as there is not more than 50 pounds per square inch of machine weight on it when installed. Since the machines are

dampening elements

dampening elements

normally designed according to this load the neoprene rubber cork pad acts as an excellent machine mounting pad. While cutting the machine pad according to the mounting base of the machine, care must be taken to leave a ½ inch margin all around. The neoprene rubber cork pad can help in additional vibration isolation with the alternate rib height design. This design is well adapted to both high and low weight loads.

The neoprene vibration isolation pad also comes as an elastomer sheet with waffle molded design. The isolation pads can be placed beneath the feet of the machine by lifting it gently. The waffle design in the rubber pads allows for material expansion and highest deflection without loss of stability. The neoprene vibration isolation pads not only provide a solid hold for both the floor and machinery but also give the maximum resilience and minimum of creep.

The natural rubber vibration pads withstand a load of 45 pounds per square inch. Each square section has four suction holes of about ½” diameter that gives the firm footing to the equipment on the floor. The non-vibration pad comes in an 18” X 18” size made up of multiple square sections that can be easily cut and separated as per the customer requirement. The rubber pad has a rated deflection of 3/16”.

The rubber vibration dampening mounts come in various shapes and sizes to suit specific customer requirements. The vibration isolation mounts come with a mounting stud and nut for ease of installation. Another rubber vibration isolator comes a coil spring and mounting cap or plate on either side. The other type of rubber vibration mounts and shock mounts include products like center bonded mounts, grommet isolators, machinery mounting pads, platform mounts and two-piece mounts etc.  The vibration rubber mounts result in greater machine accuracy, longer service life, smoother operations and reduced maintenance.

Andre HVAC International Inc. made a modest beginning in 2003 when it came out with its range of vibration dampening sandwich mounts, rubber isolation pads, HVAC mounting pads and rubberized hangers. From the humble beginning, AHI is today a global enterprise that caters to vibration isolation needs and requirements of a large number of customers.

 

The vibration protectors for your equipment – rubber mounts and isolators

The anti-vibration rubber mounts and rubber isolators can reduce the level of noise and vibration caused by everyday equipment and machinery in use. The rubber isolation mounts are used in compression to reduce vibration and shock transmission to

Rubber Mounts-RMD-Series

Rubber Mounts-RMD-Series

buildings and support structures and also protect your equipment from damage. The rubber vibration mounts that use the elastomer Neoprene, provide oil resistance and increased durability. The single deflection shear hangers come in handy for sound and vibration absorption in suspended HVAC equipment and ceilings.

The rubber vibration isolators are used for equipment like pumps, motors, compressors, and generators. The rubber mounts and isolators are responsible for creating a flexible connection between the machine and the rigid surface. The vibrations that are generated by the machine get absorbed in the rubber vibration dampening mounts and the transmission to the rigid structure is greatly reduced.

The grommet rubber isolators provide the effective, economical vibration isolation for light loads. They are used for applications like computers, disk drives, precision instruments and general industrial equipment. The HVAC rubber mounts and double deflection rubber shear mounts are recommended for mounting of fans and air conditioner units. The HVAC rubber hangers are useful when the HVAC distribution pipes and ducts are required to be suspended from the ceiling. Depending on the load and deflection requirements the single deflection rubber shear hangers and the double deflection shear hangers are the ideal choices for suspended equipment.

The anti-vibration rubber mounts come in a variety of shapes and applications to suit the application requirement. Some of the shapes are cylindrical, hexagonal, angular, pedestal and sandwich. From the wide variety of shapes and sizes, it is easy for the customer to find the vibration dampening mount that suits his requirement. The rubber mounts and rubber isolators can also take care of the compactor, shock and shear compression requirements of the customer.

The anti-vibration rubber mountings give you the peace of mind as far as the protection

anti-vibration rubber mount

anti-vibration rubber mount

of your equipment from vibration is concerned. The sensitive lab equipment and electronic parts get adequate shielding and run trouble free for a longer life span by the use of anti-vibration rubber mounts. The small cooling fans in the electronic cabinets make use of the fan rubber mounts to douse the vibrations. Thus, the fan vibration dampers, which may be very small in size, play a critical role in enhancing the life of the electronic parts.

The rubber anti-vibration mounts and rubber hangers thus form an integral part of the industry, labs, offices and homes. The vibration isolation rubber and the rubber in shear mounts play an equally important role in the dampening of vibrations in a variety of applications.

Andre HVAC International Inc. has led the way in developing solutions to minimize noise, shock, and vibration for the past twelve years. They are ready to partner with you to develop a solution to meet your requirement. They can do this by way of developing a new application or by capitalizing on their existing vibration management systems. With their well-known range of rubber to metal mounts and hangers, their aim is to improve the quality of your products.