Anti Vibration Rubber Mounts and Isolators
Welcome to AV Products, Inc.! We stock the highest quality rubber vibration mounts, isolators and machine leveling feet at the most competitive prices. Our mounts are made with the best materials to last as long as possible, prolonging the life of your equipment. Whether you are replacing worn out vibration mounts or have a special application, we have a vibration mount that will provide the best noise, vibration and shock isolation. If you are need help sizing a mount, feel free to contact us and we will provide the best solution for your specific application.
What are vibration mounts?
Elastomeric vibration mounts, vibration dampers and isolators are all the same thing. But why are they used?
If you have ever been near a large machine such as a pump, compressor or industrial engine you have probably noticed that it produced powerful vibrations. These vibrations cause damage to equipment, prematurely wear out machines and create unsafe working conditions. Eventually this affects product quality and can even bring plant production to a stop. To protect your machinery, workers and profit margin, vibration isolation mounts are necessary. These devices reduce the amplitude and frequency of the vibrational waves created by heavy duty machinery.
A properly sized and installed vibration mount will significantly reduce the vibration, shock and noise created by the machine, this is because the mount creates a resilient connection to the machine and transfers the energy from the machine onto the mount which dampens the vibrations and shocks. Vibration damping mounts are commonly made with an elastomer such as natural rubber which is then bonded to metal. This rubber bonded to metal vibration mount is then attached to a machine such as a generator and lowers the natural frequency of the machine below the disturbing frequency, all without affecting the performance of the machine.
While an improperly sized mount might reduce the higher frequency vibration or noise, the lower frequency conditions can be amplified, making the problem worse. It is important for the anti-vibration mount be the correct one for your application.
Marine engine mounts are used as rubber vibration isolators in industrial applications such as diesel generators and engines. Cylindrical mounts also known as bobbin mounts are used in light weight applications to isolate shocks and vibrations. Stationary machine mounts including sandwich bar, rubber bumper and low frequency ring mounts provide shock absorption and isolate low frequency vibrations in all planes. Cone and shear mounts including flex bolt sandwich, v shaped generator, motor, interleaf and plate mounts isolate vibration. Center bonded mounts including one piece, two piece and three piece mounts are used as vibration isolators and provide flexible suspension systems for equipment. Electrical panel mounts with fail safe protection are used in mobile and stationary applications such as electrical cabinets and enclosures.
Stainless steel leveling feet including teknoclean levelers are used in hygienic leveling foot applications such as in the food, drug and medical industries. Our heavy duty machine leveling feet including anti vibration leveling feet increase stability for machines and limit tipping, vibration, wear and noise. Pipe hanger mounts hang machinery, piping and speakers from ceilings while isolating noise, shocks and vibrations. Wire rope mounts made of stainless steel wire rope cable combine a high level of durability, shock and vibration isolation. Our anti vibration fully bonded bushing mounts and rubber to metal bonded bushes are available in many sizes.
Common applications: Pumps, Hoppers, Roll Mills, Cameras, CNC Machinery, Military Equipment, Washing Machines, Industrial Boat Engines, Small Electric Motors, HVAC Systems, Vibrating Tables, Aviation Equipment, Compressors, Transformers, Shipping Containers, Defense Equipment and Marine Propulsion Engines.