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Understanding Vibration Isolation


Vibration isolation is exactly what it says on the tin, and that is the act of isolating a piece of equipment (or a particular part within a larger piece of equipment) from the cause of the vibration. The use of anti-vibration mounts and other such vibration reduction and isolation tools provide a lot of benefits to not only the machines they are used with, but to the people who operate them directly or work in the vicinity of them (thanks to noise reduction they induce).


While usually unavoidable with many examples of industrial machinery, vibration is an undesirable side effect which can reduce the life spans of a wide variety of industrial machines, even if they are not the source of the vibration themselves. The problem is that vibrations spread out through mechanical waves and certain mechanical connections transfer the vibrations a lot more efficiently, resulting in additional wear and tear of a nearby or connected machine.


Two Kinds of Vibration Isolation


Passive Vibration Isolation is the first kind and makes use of materials and mechanical connections such as rubber springs and mounts that absorb the mechanical waves and thus reduce the transfer of vibrations to other machines as well as reduce the noise that they make. The second kind of vibration isolation is a lot more complicated. It’s called Active Vibration Isolation and utilises gadgetry such as sensors and actuators that respond to vibrations by producing destructive interference that should cancel out any incoming vibration.


Passive Vibration Isolation via Anti-Vibration Mounts


Many methods have been explored and developed with the intention of preventing vibration transfer, with the simple yet effective anti-vibration mount being one of the easiest problem solvers. The mounts come in different shapes, sizes and materials, such as metal/rubber combinations and rubber springs, depending on the type of machinery it is intended to be used with.


There are also companies who specialise in the manufacture of a wide range of anti-vibration mounts, such as AMC Mecanocaucho who are industry experts in the production of sound insulation, which includes acoustics management tools such as anti-vibration mounts, spring mounts and acoustic hangers.


AMC Mecanocaucho Anti-Vibration Mounts


Since 1969, AMC Mecanocaucho has created pioneering designs of vibration isolation items for the reduction of otherwise unavoidable vibrations from a wide variety of industrial machines and structures. They also specialise in noise insulation composites for the industrial and building sector, and produce products with a combination of rubber, metal, springs and one of the finest materials for use in noise reduction and vibration isolation, Sylomer (a synthetic foam-like Elastomer, meaning it is a rubbery substance with elastic properties). Thanks to their many decades of experience, there is a comprehensive range of AMC Mecanocaucho anti-vibration mounts based on metal rubber and rubber springs for the effective reduction of structure borne noise. AMC Mecanocaucho anti-vibration mounts are available from YB Components and can be shipped around the world.


If your machinery’s vibrations are causing a problem or you need to replace worn anti-vibration mounts, then contact YB Components who are the leading AMC Mecanocaucho suppliers.