Anti-vibration Mount for protecting machines from the impact of vibration

Anti vibration mounts or anti-vibration pads are essential equipments for heavy duty machinery that help in dampening high frequency noise and vibration.  In addition to this they also provide protection to fragile components from external vibrations. These Anti-vibration Mounts are designed in way that reduces the level of vibration transmitted to and from machinery.

Andre HVAC International offers a wide range of anti-vibration isolators and mounts for the purpose of isolation. Our product range includes Anti Vibration Mountings, anti-vibration rubber pads, spring Isolators and shock absorbers that are precisely designed for maximum isolation. The Vibration isolation mounts offered comes in a wide variety of rubber and metallic components.

Depending on the requirement and type of application we provide a wide range of rubber and metallic vibration isolators. These are time tested anti-vibration mounts that offer vibration isolation for applications like diesel generators, compressors, screens, blowers and other medium to heavy machines.

The Anti Vibration Mounting supplied by us is of the high grade raw material and are used across various industries. Their superior quality raw material ensures of a flawless and an uninterrupted performance during the operation of machine. Our anti-vibration mounts are equipments that are widely appreciated by the industry for their quality and durability. These mounts have the ability of absorbing both shear & compression loading. Further, installation of these mounts is easy and requires no additional bolting or resistant friction pads to be attached.

Machinery, which have reciprocating or rotating parts and that which creates vibration through imbalance of the moving parts require anti vibration mounts. It’s because of this vibration produced by the machine that leads to reduction in the machine’s life,  leads to wear and tear of the machine  part and transmission of vibration to adjacent structures giving rise to noise and vibration issues. However, our range of anti vibration mounts can solve problems like these and protect the machines from any form of hazards and effects of noise and vibration on people and surrounding structure. If you wish to buy anti-vibration isolators or vibration isolation pads for your industrial machines then do drop us a message so that our executives can get in touch with you for further details.

Why there is so much talk about vibration isolation products?

There is a tremendous amount of interest in vibration isolation material in the general public today. What has brought about this change? What is the reason that people are so much concerned about the vibrations? The vibrations have existed since times immemorial but the awareness came much later. Those who studied science and engineering were well informed but not the general public. Then came the internet boom and it changed the way the people got access to the information. Very quickly the people became aware of the ill-effects of vibrations and how to counter it.

Normal operating conditions: Today, there is a plethora of vibration isolation products available in the market. If you have to install a part generating the dynamic forces on the floor or rooftop you can go in for the vibration isolation mounts. The elastomer element is responsible for damping the vibrations and isolating the vibration source from the support and surroundings. The energy absorbed by the vibration isolation pad is dissipated in the form of low-grade heat into the atmosphere. At times, the cylindrical mounts have threaded studs in the center to allow the equipment to be mounted and tightened with a nut. Thus, the vibration damping pads are easy to install and very effective in vibration mitigation.

Product performance: Thus, we have found two more reasons for the popularity of the vibration isolation products. The ease of installation makes it a product that can be used by one and all. Similarly, the high efficiency of the product becomes known to the people when they see vibrations under control.

Overhead installations: The product range of the vibration isolation material is very vast. While we have talked about the vibration isolation mounts for on the ground/rooftop applications, it is also possible to use the vibration isolation hangers for taking care of suspended equipment. Whether it is the utility pipes carrying the fluids or ducting for the HVAC system carrying cool air, the equipment can be suspended from the ceiling by using the appropriate vibration isolation product. When we say appropriate, it means that the vibration isolator selection has to be made based on the load and deflection characteristics.

Design for suitability: The springs in the vibration isolator hangers come with a spring deflection of one inch or more. The spring deflection allows you to play with the equipment when it exerts a force under dynamic load conditions. The pipes also expand when they carry the hot fluids and contract when the fluid is not there or in a cool state. The rigid supports can break or the pipe may get permanently deformed under such circumstances. However, the vibration isolation hanger is able to absorb the resultant deflection when the pipe expands or contracts. The understanding of the concept has made the vibration isolation products popular.

Product versatility: The vibration isolation products also come in the form of rubber sheets and mats. These products are extremely useful in the field. Equipment like generators and compressors which are a big source of vibrations can be run on construction and machine installation sites by placing them on the rubber mats. The equipment vibrations are absorbed by the rubber mats allowing it to run smoothly without any displacement. A typical application of the vibration isolation pads is at the feet of the household washing machines. The pads do not allow the machine to walk while they are in operation and also prevent the vibrations to get transmitted to the supporting structure.

Tough working conditions: The vibration isolation mounts and vibration isolation hangers find utilization in harsh environments like the armed vehicles moving in rugged terrains. Not only are the springs designed to undergo the deflections due to variable dynamic loads but also the elastomer elements are made of neoprene to provide excellent weather resistance. Similarly, powder coating or galvanizing of the steel parts imparts corrosion resistance. Today, it is possible to use the vibration isolation material in harsh conditions like chemical plants and where there is an exposure to oil and water. The suitability of the vibration isolation products to the typical environmental conditions is another reason as to why people are maximizing their use.

Andre HVAC International Inc. made an entry into the world of vibration isolation material when the information media had started penetrating the masses more than a decade ago. By leveraging the information campaign and assisting the clients in the selection of the vibration isolation products it has moved way ahead of the competition. By sharing the product knowledge extensively and by attempting to resolve the customer problem AHI has won the hearts of one and many. The AHI product range of vibration isolation hangers and vibration isolation mounts is extremely popular with the clients.

Vibration dampening sandwich mounts for various industrial & commercial application

Vibration dampening Sandwich Mounts have an excellent capacity for energy control. This makes it an ideal tool for protecting equipment and machinery against high frequency vibration & noise. Constructed with high-strength bonds and specially compounded elastomeric, these vibration dampingsandwich mounts feature a high load-carrying capacity, durability and good reliability. The sandwich mounts are available in the market in three size groups for varying applications. That is small, medium, and large. So, depending on the application one can select the right size.

Given below are some of the benefits and features of vibration dampening sandwich mounts –

  • They are much more economical than any other equipment in the market.
  • The vibration dampening mounts feature a high load bearing capacity.
  • These mounts are compact and lightweight.
  • Sandwich mounts are highly durable equipments.
  • They are easy to use and install in most applications.
  • Sandwich mounts do not require much maintenance & care.

 

The typical application of vibration dampening sandwich mounts are listed below –

  • Heating machines
  • Ventilating and air conditioning equipment
  • Light motors
  • Commercial appliances
  • Shipping containers
  • Feeders
  • Compactors and vibratory rollers and various other industrial equipments.

 

Andre HVAC International Inc is a leading manufacturer of vibration and shock dampening isolators. The Sandwich Mounts designed by us, offer better protection to the equipment and machinery against the damaging vibration. These vibration isolation mounts manufactured have excellent capacity for energy control. Constructed to offer effective dampening, these mounts provide high load-carrying capacity and assure long working life of the machine. These simple and easy to use mounts provide low-cost mounting systems which are compact, lightweight, easy to install and maintenance free. These sandwich mounts are available in three sizes to suit a variety of industrial applications in the market.

 

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.

 

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

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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.