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
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.