What are anti-vibration mounts?
In any mechanical instrument, a high amount of vibration can cause damage to the parts, floors, operator discomfort, and shortened lifespan of the machine. To avoid these damages, vibration isolation is important to keep the machines running for a longer time. Anti-vibration mounts are the isolators and absorbers of a huge amount of vibrations in a wide variety of applications. Rubber products are used as a sort of isolation to absorb vibrations and prevent them from being transferred to the surrounding parts of the machine. These are called anti-vibration mounts and are used in different ranges of industrial applications.
These mounts have the capacity to absorb a large amount of energy. They also reduce the noise that the vibration machine creates during functioning, resulting in the smooth and quiet running of the machine.
What is the best Anti-vibration material?
Rubber is the best material for the isolation and absorption of vibration. There are different types of rubbers available in the market, so you need to pick the right one depending on the application in which it’s going to be used.
What are Anti-vibration mount made from?
Generally, these vibration-reducing mounts are prepared from rubber or a combination of rubber and other materials. The advantage of combining rubber with other materials like steel is that it can be mounted easily and provides a durable solution to effective vibration absorption. When your machine is in use, the mounts absorb and dampen vibrations, significantly minimizing the noise.
Various types of anti-vibration mounts
Due to the key contribution of these vibration-reducing mounts, it’s important to have the correct type of mount based on your application. These products come in different sizes and shapes so they can fit in different machines and last long in challenging environments and weights. Some of the main types of vibration-absorbing mounts are:
1. Cylindrical mounts
Cylindrical mounts or rubber bobbin mounts are used in noise damping and effective vibration absorption in a wide range of frequencies. They can also isolate both passive and active vibrations. Moreover, they help in limiting the noise that comes out of the structure as well as suppressing the shock. Premium quality natural rubber and steel metal are the ideal choices for making the cylindrical mounts for shear and compression of vibration and noise.
2. Conical Mounts
Conical mounts are also identified as rubber cone mounts. They help the isolation of vibration and shock in the machine. They can carry the high load and assure a stable way out of all the noise and vibration issues in the machine. Besides providing a progressive deflection and the facility of easy installation, these types of anti-vibration mounts also offer protection against extreme load in tension or compression and excessive forces.
3. Bushing mounts
Bushing mounts are also known as center bonded bushings or bushes. These mounts are made of superior quality bonded rubber and metal and are used to minimize extreme static and dynamic vibration in a machine. In both the inner and outer sleeves, there are fully bonded bushings with rubber compounds. These are designed to minimize the high-frequency noise and vibration, besides supporting high loads in all directions.
Designed in a broad range of metric sizes, these anti-vibration bushing mounts are suitable for almost every application. You’ll find their common application in motor vehicles, flexible joints, military, auxiliary instruments, farm, light and heavy-duty equipment, harvesters, drilling, cooling towers, combines, general machinery, earth-moving machinery, construction machinery, industrial machinery, and other similar applications.
4. Sandwich mounts
Sandwich mounts are used in a broad range of mechanical applications. They help in providing support to a kind of instrument from rubber isolation feet to engine suspension etc. These mountings are available in various sizes, shapes, & materials. These parts are often used for noise absorption, anti-vibration, heavy load, high compression requirements, and ensure a rubber break between two metal surfaces since each side of the sandwich is connected to each side with rubber in between. These mountings also reduce breakage and enhance the longevity of the internal parts like the frame and the engine. This way, they protect the machine and operator from unwanted vibrations. These mountings are used in various industrial applications like Automotive, Railways, Construction equipment, Heavy vehicles, etc.
Where to get the best anti-vibration rubber mounts in India?
Sujan Industries is the leading anti-vibration rubber mounts manufacturer and supplier in India catering to various industries like automotive, commercial vehicle, railway, aerospace, defence, off-highway, power, etc. We produce and deliver a variety of vibration-reducing rubber mounts for a wide range of applications for different industries in India and abroad. So for any relevant requirements, get in touch with us. We will assure you of our best service always.