Equipment like pumps, motors, generators, compressors, HVAC systems, fans, and washing machines are a source of vibration and noise. When the equipment is placed on a flexible or rigid support system, the vibrations get transmitted to the surroundings. Each and every object has its own natural frequency and when the vibrations enter the object, they cause it vibrate sympathetically. The vibrations and noise tend to get amplified if the induced vibrations approach the natural frequency of the equipment resulting in resonance. The anti-vibration rubber mounts limit the level of amplification by dissipating the energy in the system.
Rubber isolator mounts: The most popular mounts in this category are the cylindrical vibration mounts. They are used in a variety of applications like compressors, motors, electronic control panels and generators. Depending on the application requirement the anti-vibration rubber mounting is available in three thread combinations: Male/male;
Male/female; and female/female. The cylindrical mounts rubber choice is also available from natural, neoprene, silicone, and EPDM. The customer can choose the rubber mount material based on the environment that the mount has to encounter.
Rubber mounts: Another category of the rubber mounts is the machine mounts. These are especially suited for the factory machinery and do not require any anchoring. They are typically used for machines with high vertical and horizontal forces. The fan rubber mount and the rubber motor mount are the commonly used anti-vibration mounts in this category. The fan rubber mount insulates the high-frequency vibration and sounds and also prevents the fan unit from walking. The typical features of the rubber mounts are:
- Ease of installation
- No requirement of machine anchoring
- Isolation of vibrations and reduction in noise
- Sensitive machine parts and lab equipment is protected
- Work-piece quality is maintained
- Lesser breakdowns leading to low repair costs and longer life of machines
- Resistance to water and oils
Automotive rubber mounts: The rubber isolators, rubber mounting brackets, and rubber to
metal bonded mounts are extensively used in the automobile industry. The anti-vibration mounts ensure that minimum vibration and noise is experienced by the occupant in the vehicle. The rubber isolators protect the automobile components from the adverse effects of vibration, leading to a longer life and reliability. The applications include engine and transmission mounts, suspension travel limiters, radiator mounts, exhaust mounts, and suspension articulation joints. The automotive rubber mounts category includes the bracket rubber mounting and rubber mount sportster frame.
Andre HVAC International Inc. was instrumental in its resolve to bring the vibrations and noise in control and came out with a series of anti-vibration mountings, rubber mounts and hangers, more than a decade ago. The rubber isolator mounts were well accepted in the market and AHI grew from strength to strength over the years. Today, you can easily get the wide variety of anti-vibration rubber mounts from AHI. Whether it is an anti-vibration fan mount or equipment isolation mount, you can depend on the quality and performance of the product from Andre HVAC.