Vibration Dampening Pads

Vibration dampening pads are used in industrial applications to absorb mechanical energy for the overall system protection. Using a vibration dampening pad in equipment’s can help isolate the vibration from the source. Dampening is a function of mass, frequency, surface area, and other factors including temperature.

Vibration damping pads are made from a range of materials, one of the more common materials is the rubber pads which are made in a variety of densities and thicknesses that allow for fine tuning. These rubber vibration dampening pads have excellent rebound over a long time frame making it more reliable than any other material.

These damping pads are installed at the source of vibration in the machine or equipment so that they act in compression.  This rubber damping pad serves to increase the damping of the structure, and suppress any form of high frequency vibration or noise induced in machine.  Installing of the damping pad slightly increase the flexibility of the base on which it is installed and can result in slightly higher lateral deflections when installed in the equipment/machine that is subjected to external loadings.

Features of vibration damping pads

  • These damping pads are impervious to most oils and solvents.
  • They are resistant to effects of steam, water, mildew etc.
  • Made of high quality material these pads offer effective damping.
  • Reasonably priced, these vibration damping pads are the best isolators for vibration.


How can a washing machine vibration dampener help reduce the vibration & noise nuisance?

Like any other industrial or home applications, washing machine too vibrates during the spin cycle thus shaking the whole house and creating a lot of noise. But you can get them under control with vibration isolation pads or vibration dampening pads. Although in some cases it may seem counterintuitive, but if your washer still happens to vibrate even after being leveled, the solution is not to bolt it to the floor. In fact that will just add more to the noise caused. Instead of connecting the washer to the floor, you rather need to isolate it from the floor. Usually it is the washer’s rubber feet that is supposed to do that, but unfortunately, at a high speed spin, they are unable to do a very good job. However, with the right vibration isolation pads or dampeners the problem can be solved.

Installers use heavy-duty rubber pads under furnaces and blowers.  Companies like Andre HVAC make pad specifically for front-loading washing machines to absorb the vibration. Installing these pads is a simple three-step process. Start by lifting each corner of the machine and slip in a rubber isolation pad under each foot. Mark each of the rubber pad location on the floor. Then lift the washer out of the way so that you can apply the adhesive discs and mount the pads to the floor.

Produced from a unique design of stacked neoprene, a synthetic rubber that is also found in products that are as diverse as laptop covers, car fan belts and wet-suits, these non-vibration pads are resistant to detergents and bleach and easily manage to outlive your washing machines life shelf! Highly rated by users, have told us that up to 99% of floor vibration has been eliminated after the fitment of these dampers that have made them so popular. The pads cleverly allow the machine’s feet to embed over a period of few days after which they time a perfect bond between the washer and pad.

These multi-core pads have received wide and positive coverage among many users. Designed and manufactured by a highly respected company; Andre HVAC who are one of the leaders in this field, have specialized in industrial vibration absorbing pads and noise reduction solutions. They have been successfully offering these products to a wide variety of industries & home application users for over years.

The significance of anti-vibration pads and sheets in your day to day life

We come across a lot of noise and vibrations in our routine daily life. The engine in the car, the washing machine in the house and the speakers of your music system are all producing vibrations when they are running. The vibrations, when transmitted to the surroundings, can cause damage to the other equipment and the support structures. This is because the transmitted vibrations cause the nearby machines and infrastructure to vibrate. Each and every structure and machine has its own natural frequency and if it is matched to the induced vibrations, it results in resonance. The vibrations can affect the accuracy of the machines and the resonance produces a cacophony which may make the working environment uncomfortable.

Pads for washing machines: The solution to the problem lies in the use of anti-vibration sheets, vibration suppression pads, and anti-vibration grommets to isolate the equipment producing vibrations and also to dampen the transmitted vibrations. You can use the anti-vibration mat or the anti-vibration pads for washing machines to get over the washing machine walking or other common vibration problems.

Mats for washing machines: The washing machine vibration dampers are made of elastomer compounds that not only reduce but also absorb the vibrations giving you a peaceful atmosphere at home. The anti-vibration mats for washing machines are made from compressed crumb rubber and very easy to install. These washing machine vibration dampers provide a durable cushioned surface that is perfect for washing machines and dryers.

Pads for speakers: In any sound system, you can invest in your mixer, mike, amplifier etc. but the most critical component to hear the recorded sound happens to be the speaker. You will not be able to get a true reproduction of your recorded sound until you use the speaker isolation pads to separate your monitors from the environment. The speaker isolation pads are designed to support virtually all sizes of bookshelf speakers and you can also use the wedge adjusters to angle your speakers.

Pads for equipment: The vibration pads for machinery help to dampen the noise levels and vibration frequency while safeguarding the fragile and sensitive components from external vibrations. The vibration absorbing pads are available in various shapes and sizes and can be custom made as per the customer requirements. The vibration pads for machines are available with ribbed, waffle, and suction cup options depending on the specific needs of the customer. While the natural rubber vibration absorbing pads suffice in most applications, you can go in for the neoprene ones where resistance to water, oil and harsh environment is required. The cork rubber pads and anti-vibration grommets are some other useful applications.

Sensing the need for the vibration dampening pads and anti-vibration isolation pads for use in homes and industrial applications Andre HVAC International Inc. came out with a wide range of such products almost 13 years ago. The anti-vibration pads home depot from AHI caters to the home requirement while you can also get a gamut of isolation products for industrial use also. These include compressor mounting pads, furnace thermal mounting pads, and anti-vibration pads for generators.