Anti-Vibration Pads

About Us

There are a number of isolation materials which are suitable for mechanical and electrical applications, such as polyurethane foam or polyurethane-bound rubber granulate, and it is important that the right material be used under the right circumstances.
Typically positioned between the source of the vibrating item of M&E equipment and the structure of the building, this material absorbs vibrations, preventing them from passing into the building or significantly reducing their effectiveness.
Our vibration isolation materials and expertise in the area of vibration isolation for mechanical and electrical environments, has seen us undertake a number of very challenging projects. These include isolating vast printing presses for New International, North Wales Newspapers and Broughton Printers as well as treating the considerable vibrations generated by a 115tonnes/hour cement mill in Abu Dhabi.
When selecting materials for attenuating vibrations generated by mechanical and electrical equipment, there is a risk of taking a one-dimensional approach and focusing on the load bearing capacity of the material used is the most important factor. However, different materials and thicknesses of materials will be more or less effective at treating particular frequencies. It is important that the material used is ‘a good match’. So, whilst our Regufoam has a Load Range of 0.010-0.4N/mm2 and a Natural Frequency of 8-10Hz, our Regupol RAV has a Load Range of 0.05-1.5N/mm2 and a Natural Frequency of 10-12Hz.
Furthermore, a superior outcome might be achieved by using a combination of products. For example, whilst our Regupol RAV material might be very effective, it might be even more effective when combined with another product, such as our Neoprene mounts, to create an anti-vibration system. It is always advisable to speak to an anti-vibrations specialist before proceeding with a product purchase.
Client: News International
Contractor: Carillion
Area: 700 Linear metres
In brief

CMS Vibration Solutions recommended Regupol RAV300 to isolate newspaper printing press foundations at News International’s new printing facility in Broxbourne.
Project scope
As one of the world’s largest and newest print works, anti –vibration treatment to the foundations was required to prevent structural vibration and to prolong the life of the printing presses.
To achieve this, 700 linear metres of Regupol RAV300 was installed around the foundation’s perimeter. This directly isolated five foundation blocks from the surrounding floor slab and supported a total of ten newspaper printing presses.
By reducing the passage of vibration into and out of the press foundations, Regupol RAV300 helped to protect the offices and building structure from excessive structural noise along with isolating the press machinery from ground borne sources of vibration and shock.
Benefits

  • High performing product with long maintenance free lifespan
  • Cost effective
  • Low natural frequency in the range of 8-12Hz
  • Suitable for horizontal and vertical plains
  • Standard material thickness of 50mm
  • Environmentally friendly and fully recyclable
  • Supplied in pads or strips to suit exact installation requirements

Our Structural Bearings Products

 

Regufoam

Regufoam Vibration Isolation Material

  • Load Range 0.010-0.4N/mm2
  • Natural Frequency 8-10Hz
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • Designed to be Flexible
Regupol RAV

RAV Vibration Isolation Material

  • Load Range 0.05-1.5N/mm2
  • Natural Frequency 10-12Hz
  • Polyurethane-Bound Rubber Granulate
  • Fully Recyclable