May 20th, 2023 by Steve Melville
April 6th, 2023 by Steve Melville
There are numerous reasons why controlling vibrations in construction work is important, including the need to keep the construction plans continuing without complaint from the public.
There are various pieces of equipment that can be used on construction machinery in order to help maintain construction vibration limits. In this blog, we will cover the disadvantages of excess vibration as well as anti-vibration techniques and specific product highlights in order to guarantee a reduction in vibrations from construction equipment.
February 16th, 2023 by Steve Melville
What Is Machine Vibration?
Most machinery experiences a level of vibration, and will have an expected ‘normal’ range of machine vibration while functioning. However, over time, or if something breaks or goes wrong, this level of vibration may be elevated beyond what is expected, and this can easily become dangerous to operators and the machine itself.
Machine vibration can be analysed by amplitude (the magnitude of the vibration), frequency (the number of oscillations, typically denoted in Cycles Per Minute [CPM] or Hertz) and direction (e.g. radial or axial).
December 8th, 2022 by Steve Melville
In the modern age, with our ever-increasing environmental awareness, it’s no wonder that different types of renewable energy and power generation are thriving. In the UK, one of the most popular forms of renewable energy is wind farms, both on- and off-shore, but the vibrations and noise from wind farms can be prohibitive in their building.
June 2nd, 2021 by Steve Melville
Air source heat pumps vs ground source heat pumps; the debate continues between these two similar but distinct technologies. Between May and July 2022, almost 903 ground and air source heat pumps were used to displace other types of home heating fuel including gas, oil and coal.
April 16th, 2021 by Steve Melville
An engine mount’s primary purpose is to secure an engine into machinery and absorb any shocks and vibrations when the machinery is operating. Engine mounts and anti-vibration mounts are essential for preventing damage to the engine and improving operator comfort (where applicable). But what happens when engine mounts need replacing? And, do you know the symptoms of worn engine mounts? We answer both of these questions in this post.
April 8th, 2021 by Steve Melville
Engine mounts are an essential component of your machine or vehicle, connecting the engine to the chassis. They are designed to absorb shocks, vibration and noise during operation, which is crucial for preventing damage to both the motor and the chassis. This post discusses the different types of engine mounts available, their pros and cons, and compares solid rubber vs hydraulic motor mounts.
November 3rd, 2020 by Steve Melville
As a leading specialist in rubber vibration mounts, we offer our extensive expertise using a step by step guide to help you choose the correct rubber mounts. Read on to read our easy to follow guide to choosing the best anti-vibration mount to suit you.
What are Anti Vibration Mounts?
Anti-vibration mounts are fastened to machines to eliminate vibration and noise. Machinery vibration from equipment can be transferred to the supporting structure and travel large distances to be emitted as noise elsewhere in a building or structure. The mounts are typically made of rubber or a combination of rubber and other materials. Rubber vibration mounts are particularly effective in preventing the transfer of vibrations that machines generate.
March 12th, 2020 by Steve Melville
Rubber bushings are effective in reducing the transmission of shock and vibration between parts. In the automotive industry, there are many advantages of using rubber on shock absorbers, including improved safety and comfort when driving, minimised noise and damage due to reduced vibration.
The use of automotive rubber bushes has been credited to Walter Chrysler, an American automotive industry executive. Walter encouraged the adoption of rubber vibration-isolating mounts to cut down the vibration and noise of vehicles. From then on, automotive rubber bushes were adopted for use in many parts that generate vibration and noise, and are now a conventional method across the automotive and commercial vehicle industries.
January 22nd, 2020 by Steve Melville
Originally, in July 2017 the government announced a ban on the sale of any new diesel, petrol or hybrid cars by 2040, in an effort to dramatically reduce air pollution. This comes as a strand of a larger plan to attempt to emit zero carbon by 2050. As such, as of February 2020, the banning of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 was brought forward to 2035 “if possible“.
September 5th, 2017 by Steve Melville
GMT mounts are used to isolate against two main types of mechanical movement; vibration and shock. Put simply; vibration is described as a repeated movement, whereas shock is a one-off disturbance.
Levelling feet can stabilise a wide range of machinery, with the height adjustment feature of allowing machinery to be levelled when installed on uneven ground.
There are a variety of combinations and sizes available, meaning that there is a type to suit all applications. At GMT, spindles can be combined with various types of threaded foot plate, enabling customers to specify feet to their exact requirements. The feet can also be specified to have anti-slip rubber pads. Additionally, feet with high load bearing capacity and self-aligning capabilities are available.