01 January 2011
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Damping pads enhance machine life

A new range of LW.A vibration damping units from Elesa feature natural rubber damping pads built into an adjustable levelling foot design. feature natural rubber damping pads built into an adjustable levelling foot design.

They have been designed to damp vibrations, shocks and noise from moving components or non-balanced masses such as lathes and presses. This vibration can cause significant detrimental effects on operator health as well as machine malfunction and reduction-in-lifespan of adjacent equipment.

Active machine isolation is described as being for vibration producing equipment such as presses, machine tools and transfer equipment as well as passive isolation which is considered as for equipment that might be adversely affected by external vibration, such as quality testing, measuring or performance assessment equipment. This bi-directional isolation is an important feature of the LW.A levelling elements and is often a feature in the same location.

Sizes of the LW.A damping elements range from 80mm up to 200m dia with maximum static load capacity of 40,000 N. Documentation is available that gives full technical guidance on correct selection to ensure the damping and isolation level required dependant upon frequency of vibration, static load and deflection of the equipment.

Author
Paul Gay

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Elesa (UK) Ltd

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