The vibration and noise emitting from the machines and equipment in operation may appear to be harmless on the surface. The people may get perturbed by the noise but may get used to working in the noisy industrial environment over a period of time. However, vibration and noise are the most destructive agents in the industrial environment and their effects are known in the form of machine breakdowns, fatigue failures, and health deterioration in human beings. By the time we realize these damages it is already too late. Products in the form of vibration wire rope isolators and rubber vibration dampening mounts are available today to stem the vibrations and prevent them from causing damage. Let us look at these products.
Wire cable isolators: The vibration isolation wire rope plays the crucial role in the selection of the right kind of isolator for the equipment. If you choose the right wire
characteristics like the wire diameter, number of strands, wire length, wire twist, and the number of strands per section you can get the wire isolator that is most suited for your requirement. Sufficient literature is available onsite to help you make this choice. It is right to call them as wire rope insulators as they shield the equipment from the harmful effects of vibration. As a passive vibration insulation system, the wire isolators require no maintenance, occupy little space, and perform even in changing temperature conditions and harsh environments.
The benefits of the wire rope isolators can be summarized as:
- Solid metallic build
- Fail safe design
- No maintenance; fit and forget
- Low-frequency vibration isolation
- Large operating temperature range from -130oC to 350oC
Rubber mounts and isolators: The rubber mounts for vibrations are crucial components in the machinery and equipment, and help in dampening the noise levels and vibrations while safeguarding the sensitive parts from the impact of the external vibrations.
Rubber mounts with studs: These types of rubber vibration absorbers are compact and highly effective in applications like compressors, pumps, motors, generators, and air conditioners. The stud type rubber vibration dampers can be used for load applications in both compression and shear.
Rubber shock mounts: The shock mount type rubber vibration isolator is designed to absorb shock for static equipment. Another product in the rubber vibration isolation mounts category is suitable for the marine application such as propulsion engines and diesel generator sets where damping of low frequencies is required.
Rubber vibration bushings: The cylindrical metal to rubber bonded bushings are used where shock absorption, noise reduction, and elimination of lubrication is required. Some of the applications include wheel suspensions and vibratory feeders.
As a leading rubber mount manufacturer, Andre HVAC International Inc. has led the way to develop solutions to isolate vibrations and reduce noise over the past 13 years. They not only have a wide range of wire rope ISO mounts and rubber vibration isolation mounts but also partner with you in developing a new application or capitalizing on their existing technology. You can be sure of finding the answer to your vibration damping needs from them.