Vibration & Shock Isolation Systems for the Forging Industry
Elastomer Shock Isolation System Performs Beyond Expectations
Weighing more than 1.6 million pounds, capable of generating 550,000 ft/lbs (750 kilojoules) of energy, vibration from this enormous hammer previously felt blocks away, could no longer be detected in factory offices after it was reinstalled on Vibro/Dynamics MRM Isolation Elements.
Taming a 2500 Ton Forging Press
A 2500 Ton National Forging press installed on a spring isolation system with steel beam outriggers was causing many headaches because the springs were continually breaking, causing unnecessary press downtime and maintenance. The press also moved excessively on the spring isolation system, due to either misapplication, poor damping or both. The excessive motion caused water lines, electrical conduit, and air lines running to the press to rupture, break and leak. The continual press motion also increased press cycle time, reducing productivity
After contacting Vibro/Dynamics Corporation for help, a recommendation was made on how to solve Milwaukee Forge’s installation problem. Vibro/Dynamics recommended reinstalling the press on four
BFM1305/110 Micro/Level® elastomeric isolators. Almost immediately, Milwaukee Forge began to see the benefits. According to Gene Ziarek “We spent $12,000 to $13,000 on replacement springs alone.” “With the press mounted on Micro/Level Isolators, this cost was eliminated. Not only were savings realized on the replacement springs, but in the manpower required to replace them as well.”