Vibrations are a natural by product of any machine or device which creates a lot of movement or sound. These vibrations can be defined and measured in terms of their frequencies. Some of these machines produce low frequency vibrations while others produce vibrations of high frequency. High frequency vibrations can result in extremely louse noise conditions and can be really disruptive to a safe and productive work environment. These vibrations can cause excessive treble and excessive noise too. Vibration dampening is used to limit the effects of vibrations by isolating and dampening the vibration, changing the frequency, and there by reducing the force of the vibration and the noise levels.
The Use of Vibration Damping Material
In the case of vibration isolation, the frequencies of the vibrations are adjusted to a specific level to there by reduce the force of the vibration. By adjusting the frequency, the vibrations and their effects can be reduced dramatically. However,it is not possible to completely eliminate vibration for every circumstance. When you can not completely eliminate vibration through vibration dampening, you must utilize vibration damping material to reduce the effects. There are various products such as concrete, lead and rubber which are used extensively to minimize the negative effects of vibration. These materials are installed in products that produce vibrations and function to absorb the high frequency vibrations. These materials can take the form of sheets or custom designed parts, and are installed in places and products which require vibration dampening.
Methods Used for Dampening
There are different methods thatare used for dampening vibrations. One of these is called the constrained layer dampening. In this method a sheet to absorb the vibrations is installed between the base layer and the outer layer of the material. The dampening layer is applied to the two sides with the help of adhesives that ensure the absorbance of vibrations.
Where Can You Use Dampening?
Dampening can be applied in the cars for a smooth ride experience. At times, due to excessive vibration in the cars, a car ride can become really unpleasant. However with the help of vibration damping material this problem can be addressed rather easily. Adequate dampening ensures a smooth drive without fear of excessive vibrations caused by a rocky road, the engine’s sound, or music system in your car. Dampening materials can also be applied to the doors, the handles and windows to minimize the effect of vibrations and further improve the driving experience.
In addition,these materials can be used in heavy machinery, and in motors and transformers as well. They are utilized in air conditioners and in body parts of vehicles such as cars and buses as well. They are used in golf clubs to reduce the vibration transmitted to the shaft upon impact, to improve performance and comfort. These materials can also be applied in the outer walls of offices and rooms that need to be noise and vibration free.
The technology behind vibration dampening is state of the art, but it does not need to cost a lot. Dampening services can be obtained at low cost and are known to deliver increased service life for machinery and improved customer contact experience. Thus dampening is very important and tends to have great effect on improving product experience and improving the work environment.