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.
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.
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.