Anti Vibration Mounts
In the engineering industry, mechanical devices produce and transmit vibrations when they are operating. Reducing this vibration in such a way that it does not affect the desired mechanical functions is big issue. That’s where you need an anti-vibration mount (sometimes called as a vibro-isolator). Both noise and vibration can be annoying outcomes of equipment operation, but that’s not the worst part. They can also cause destruction to costly equipment in the process. Anti-vibration mounts are meant to isolate harmful vibration in a whole range of industrial, scientific, and consumer equipment. The installing of these mounts reduces the impact of vibration on the people engaged in engineering, the equipment used, and the structure that is engineered.
How it works
The way the anti-vibration mount realizes these objectives is by balancing out frequency of the system with the disturbing frequency (also called the excitation frequency). While these two are usually synchronized, a vibration isolator forces the two out of sync, reducing the problems they would otherwise cause. Actually, a good anti vibration mount is capable of absorbing more than half of the energy generated by the vibration.
How does all of this affect the industrial applications where vibration is an issue? Costly machinery and equipment have longer life because the sensitive parts are protected from impacting and damaging one another. Whether it is the largest jet airplane or the smallest electronic smart phone, the anti-vibration mount is able to almost prevent damage due to shock, noise, and vibration. Fans, motors ventilation units, pumps, distribution panels, machinery, manufacturing equipment, compressors, transformers, and air handling equipment are just few of the classic applications that get benefited from anti vibration mounts.
News Headlines on Anti Vibration Mounts
The universal demand for vibration-isolation is clear from a quick scan of the recent news headlines. A newly released report says that chassis of computing and storage server is fitted with an “anti-vibration mechanism for the fans for a minimum of undesirable noise.”
CBC News from Canada reports that a nuclear generating station “had to be shut down for two weeks in late summer for repairs” as a consequence of operational problems it was going through. Those problems were related to vibration.
It appears that the station had developed a vibration problem in a non-nuclear pipe that carried steam, probably to the plant’s turbines, and was unable to realize full power due to the problem. An anti-vibration mount installed at the right time might have prevented the costly downtime.
All of the above news stories and other facts illustrated show how waste of time and avoidable expenses that can result if vibration issues are neglected. The installation of a simple and inexpensive anti vibration mount is the solution for saving equipment users from the headaches that would otherwise result.