Do Your Rubber Radiator Mounts Keep Needing Replacement?

Posted by Polymer Technologies on 12/17/14 5:28 AM

Heavy truck manufacturers need to use materials that can withstand immense amounts of abuse over hundreds of thousands of miles. Radiator mounts are crucial for securing the radiator, and these mounts are typically made of rubber because it is the best material for absorbing shock and vibration. However, truck companies have a common problem with rubber mounts burning up from high duty cycles over prolonged periods of time.

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Topics: Polymer Technologies, vibration insulation, heavy trucking, DuraFlex, shock isolation

Passive and Active Isolation Systems...What's the Difference?

Posted by Polymer Technologies on 12/1/14 9:48 AM

Here at Polymer Technologies, we have a team of engineers that are experts in vibration and shock isolation and are ready to answer any questions you have about isolation techniques. No matter your application, we are confident we can create a custom vibration isolation solution that meets your needs and solves your problems.  To better help you understand the complex world of isolation and the different types of vibration isolation options available to you, we have outlined the two basic methods below.

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Topics: Polymer Technologies, passive isolation, shock isolation, active isolation, elastomeric solutions

Shock & Vibration Isolation 101: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Polymer Technologies on 11/17/14 12:24 AM

Every building experiences a certain amount of shock and/or vibration—whether caused by people or machinery. Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon in which periodic motion is generated by a force around an equilibrium point. The possible effects of these vibrations can vary from insignificant to disastrous, depending on the intensity and duration of the shock as well as the construction of the concerned structure or equipment.

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Topics: Polymer Technologies, vibration isolation, shock isolation, elastomeric solutions

Proper Way to Isolate an Engine from Vibrations Using Elastomeric Mounts

Posted by Polymer Technologies on 11/6/14 7:01 AM

Engine isolation is an important design consideration because of the problems that may arise if proper steps aren't taken to control and manage vibration. Vibration is produced as a result of the transfer of energy when rotating machinery is mounted to a support structure. This vibration may affect the overall performance of the equipment and potentially damage its longevity. A good vibration isolation system works in two directions. It can keep vibration produced by a source such as an engine from being transmitted to the frame; and it can keep vibration in a system from being transmitted to a sensitive piece of electronics or even a human.

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Topics: engine mounts, DuraFlex, shock isolation, elastomeric solutions