Sandwich Mountings

High-Capacity Vibration Isolation and Shock Absorption for Heavy Machinery

Sandwich mountings, also known as sandwich mounts or anti-vibration mounts, are designed to absorb and isolate vibrations in machinery. They work by creating a buffer between the vibrating machinery and the surface it’s installed on, preventing the transmission of vibrations and reducing noise.

The sandwich design, which consists of alternating layers of metal and rubber, provides both strength and flexibility. This design helps to balance the need for load-bearing capacity with the need for vibration damping and noise reduction.

The use of different hardness compounds allows the sandwich mounting to be tailored to specific applications. A harder compound may provide more support, while a softer compound might offer better vibration isolation.

Typical applications for sandwich mounts include heavy machinery, vehicles, and structures that need to manage vibration, noise, and shock. Industries that commonly use sandwich mounts include manufacturing, construction, automotive, and maritime, among others.

As with all vibration solutions, it’s important to note that while sandwich mountings are a valuable tool for reducing vibration, they’re not the only solution, and they might not be the best solution for every situation. Other types of anti-vibration mounts or different approaches to vibration control might be more appropriate depending on the specific needs of the application. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Used in: Manufacturing, Automotive and Transportation, Construction, Marine, Energy, Aerospace, Mining, Agriculture, Telecommunications and the Medical Industry.

Sandwich mounts have several benefits that make them highly desirable for a wide range of applications.

  • High Load-Bearing Capacity: Sandwich mounts are designed to carry heavy loads without compromising their performance. This is largely due to the layered structure that incorporates rigid plates and a resilient rubber element, which helps distribute the load evenly.

  • Torsional and Horizontal Flexibility: Sandwich mounts can offer high degrees of horizontal and torsional flexibility. This is particularly useful for machinery that operates under variable loads or directional forces, as it allows the mounts to adapt to changes in the operational conditions.

  • Compact Design: Despite their high load-bearing capacity, sandwich mounts are typically compact, which makes them suitable for applications where space is limited.

  • Relative Movement Accommodation: Sandwich mounts can accommodate relative movement between adjacent structures. This is useful in settings where there’s a need to prevent the transmission of vibrations from one structure to another.

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