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Vibration isolation mounts

Vibration mounts are used to keep mechanical and electrical equipment from transmitting shock, vibration, and noise to the building. Some examples of the types of machines that use vibration mounts include switchgear, transformers, boilers, cooling towers, and compressors.

  • Seismically rated
  • Available in a wide range of sizes and configurations
  • Custom sizes are available for any type of equipment
  • Available in OSHPD pre-approved design
  • All OS Type isolator/restraints feature large diameter springs with O.D. not less than 80% of rated deflection height
  • Available in multi-spring low profile design
  • Multiple equipment attachment options
  • Light duty mounts available for more economical designs

Why is vibration isolation such a critical issue?

Without good vibration control, expensive equipment may fail faster, produce inaccurate results, and even make noise. In addition to vibration caused by motors, fans, and other equipment, some installations may suffer from seismic activity that can create acute and damaging levels of vibration. If frequencies of vibration are allowed to pass into the structure, they may cause significant damage to the building and surrounding systems.

The importance of vibration isolation efficiency

Reduction of vibration does more than just eliminate a nuisance; it can also help prevent a variety of problems, such as:

  • Loosening of bolts, screws, and other fixtures: Facilities that neglect vibration control may spend more time and money on typical maintenance.
  • Disruption of or damage to sensitive equipment: Sensitive equipment may produce inaccurate results and fail faster when subjected to uncontrolled vibration.
  • Production losses and energy inefficiencies: Equipment subject to vibrations may have to work harder and may fail more rapidly, resulting in more energy consumption and extra downtime.
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