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Using Rubber for Vibration Absorbers

Without rubber, driving a car, operating heavy machinery, and several other daily tasks would be impossible.

And not just because tires wouldn’t exist.

When operating any kind of industrial equipment, vibrations from the road and all the different moving parts need to be absorbed or dampened for the object to continue running smoothly without breaking. 

Rubber vibration dampers

Rubber vibration dampers, also known as dampeners, are used to disperse vibratory forces into the environment and away from the structure. Because rubber is so resilient, it’s able to bounce back to its original state immediately after a vibratory disturbance.

Dampeners, like archery stabilizers, vibration dampers (used in air conditioning), and rubber vibration damping pads are good for reducing vibrations. It’s important to note that these types of absorbers expend vibratory energy as heat. 

Rubber vibration isolators

The purpose of rubber vibration isolators is to prevent vibrations from transferring from one material to another by absorbing or stiffening these vibratory forces. Rubber isolators are typically used in car engines and industrial equipment as anti-vibration mounts and hydraulic mounts.

Additional advantages of custom rubber vibration absorbers

Rubber is one of the best materials to use for vibration absorption. Its high shear modulus allows it to handle immense vibratory stress and prevent permanent deformation. A few of rubber’s impressive natural qualities that make it the ideal choice for absorbers include:

  • Stress/strain resistance
  • Hardness
  • Resiliency
  • Flexibility

 

At Mark Tool & Rubber Co, Inc. our custom molded rubber has been trusted by several industries worldwide for decades now. During our time in the industry, our scope of services has included (but is not limited to): heavy trucks, manufacturing, farm equipment, barges, food goods, railroad, valves, electrical distribution, and more. Contact us today to request a quote!

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