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Step by Step Guide to Choosing Anti-Vibration Mounts

July 12th, 2020 by

With so many anti-vibration mounts on the market, it’s hard to know which is the best for your machinery to ensure smooth running, prolong lifespan and reduce the risk of damage. 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. 

Rubber mounts prevent the transfer of these vibrations the machines generate. As a leading specialist in rubber vibration isolation mounts, we offer our extensive expertise using a step by step guide to help you choose the correct rubber mounts.

An Introduction to Anti-vibration and Vibration Control Electric Car Components

March 12th, 2020 by

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“.

How to Meet Industry Standard Isolation Levels by Choosing the Correct Vibration Control Products

January 22nd, 2020 by

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.

The Importance of Controlling Vibrations in Construction

December 2nd, 2019 by

There are numerous reasons why controlling vibrations during construction 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 reduction.

How to Reduce Noise and Vibrations from Wind Farms

December 3rd, 2018 by

In the modern age, with our ever-increasing environmental awareness, it’s no wonder that the renewable energy industry is thriving, and in the UK in particular, wind farms. Whilst in its most basic form, wind power has existed since 5000 BC in the form of wind-propelled boats, and the first electricity-generating wind turbine was built in 1887, modern wind power became part of mainstream British society in 1951, and has been flourishing ever since. Due to this prominence, wind power is a keen area of interest to GMT.

5 Signs You Need to Replace Worn Engine Mounts

September 28th, 2017 by

The primary purpose of an engine mount is to secure an engine into machinery, and to then absorb any shocks and vibrations when the machinery is operating. The anti-vibration properties of engine mounts are essential for preventing damage to the engine and for improving operator comfort (where applicable). However, no matter the quality of engine mounts, they begin to wear down after usage and require replacement. Not replacing an engine mount that is past its prime can inflict damage to the engine, cause discomfort for operators and potentially be a safety risk. Being aware of the signs of a worn engine mount will help you to identify when they need replacing.  

Levelling Feet: A Comprehensive Guide

September 5th, 2017 by

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.