Vibration is a given for all machinery or any system frankly in which there are working or moving pieces and in which constant movement is involved. Vibration in physics is referred to as periodic back-and-forth motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium, commonly resulting when almost any physical system is displaced from its equilibrium condition. Machine induced vibrations can be seen in innumerous applications ranging from industrial equipment to home appliances. While vibration is inevitably produced by such machines or systems, that doesn’t mean there aren’t measures taken to lessen, dampen, or muffle such vibrations in these systems. Vibration dampening refers to a term used in industrial, electronic and ergonomic applications when there is a need to reduce the amount of energy that’s produced by the system.
Importance of vibration dampening.
Vibration dampening leads to better productivity of the workforce as well. For many of the enormous machinery used in industry, working with such equipment would be impossible if measures weren’t taken to dampen vibration.
Vibration dampening also cuts out unnecessary noise that emits from vibrating materials making for a more enjoyable experience. All of these factors have made vibration dampening an important part of the world we live in today.
How to improve vibration dampening?
Vibration dampening involves use of vibration dampening material which works to isolate as well as dampen the vibration in addition to muffling the noise to make for a much more enjoyable experience. There are a variety of commonly used vibration dampening materials but the most trusted material is rubber. Other vibration dampening materials that form good dampers include cement, polymers, and various types of alloys. Since polymers can be manufactured, they can be made to desired properties so as to suit vibration dampening of certain magnitudes.
Application of Vibration Dampening Material
Vibration dampening material is used in various products with an effort to produce a more pleasant, comfortable experience when using equipment or an application. There are a number of applications for which vibration dampening materials are utilized. They are used in golf clubs as well as baseball bats in which vibration from the hitting of the balls is dampened to improve performance and comfort. Vibration dampening materials are also used in electric toothbrushes with rubber grips for a smoother experience. Vibration dampening is not only applied in materials but in buildings as well, such as in factories in which there are major vibrations and noise produced as a result of heavy equipment.
Vibration dampening materials are not costly either, which is obviously a positive for part makers who want to improve the customer experience of their products.