Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cushyfloat - Great General Purpose Anti-Vibration Solution

Our top sell for Trelleborg AVS is series of vibration isolators known as the Metalastik Cushyfloat.  These vibration isolators are designed to provide effective isolation of vibration and noise in both mobile and static equipment: such as:
  • Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Generator Sets
  • Marine, Industrial and Vehicle Engines
These Metalastik Cushyfloat vibration isolators were originally designed for use with marine engines.  They have a compact, low profile and are easy to install.  The basics behind the design is the sturdy, steel base plate that bonds to the rubber compound, which then bonds to the protective steel cap.  It combines three way vibration control of the suspended equipment with relatively large static deflections where the rubber is loaded in the shear and compression.

These vibration mounts are designed to sustain larger shock loading.  The design incorporates bump and rebound vibration control features which limit excessive movements under these types of shock loads.  Much of this is done through a protective steel shaft that connects the top cap with fail-safe mechanism on the bottom of the mount.

The Metalastik Cushyfloats have a protective finish that helps resist corrosion attacks.  Since these mounts were originally designed for marine applications, propeller thrust for marine applications is accommodated.

There are four main sizes of these mounts.  Each size then has variations in the hardness of the rubber compound which allows this range of vibration isolators to cater to point loads from 70 lbs. to 6,600 lbs.  They are also capable of tolerating natural frequencies as low as 8 Hz.

One thing to keep in mind when selecting these mounts, is that when used with a marine engine application, the max load capacity is substantially reduced.  This reduction is by about 1/3 the normal capacity.

This is one of our top sellers, so if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.


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