While cable isolators are generally the best option for combined passive dampening of shocks and vibrations and for aggressive environments, rubber is the preferred solution when the priority is vibration isolation and acoustic discretion.
Elastomer mounts are widely used to filter vibrations of a level that is insufficient to overcome a wire rope isolator’s dry friction component. They are particularly effective for isolating solid-borne sound transmitted by rotating machinery (generators, pumps, motors, compressors, turbines, fan units, etc.).
What’s best: cable or elastomer?
Our response: come up with the right solution for our customers.
Socitec employs these two complementary technologies with very different performances to offer a wide choice of solutions, by:
- playing on the nature of the materials (elastomer, aluminium, stainless steel, etc.)
- suggesting specific cable arrangements (shape, number of loops, etc.)
- adapting the interfaces or integrating them into units