Mounts

NEOPRENE MOUNTS Up until the 1950’s most rubber mountings were designed to take the load in shear. Mountings were circular or sold in long strips, so the capacity could be controlled by size and durometer, or durometer and the cut off length. Shear loading curves are straight line similar to steel springs. The deflection can be used directly in the frequency equation after dynamic stiffness correction. Unfortunately,…

Air Springs

AIR SPRINGS Air Springs shall be manufactured with upper and lower steel sections connected by a replaceable flexible nylon reinforced neoprene element. Air spring configuration shall be multiple bellows to achieve a maximum natural frequency of 3 Hz. Air Springs shall be designed for a burst pressure that is a minimum of three times the published maximum operating pressure.…

Thrust Restraints

THRUST RESTRAINTS The horizontal thrust restraint shall consist of a spring element in series with a neoprene molded cup as described in specification 5 with the same deflection as specified for the mountings or hangers. The spring element shall be designed so it can be preset for thrust at the factory and adjusted in the…

Accessible – Spring Mounts

ACCESSIBLE SPRING MOUNTS To complete an envelope, secondary walls must be introduced with the same consideration given to mass and air gap as covered in the floor discussion. The problem is simpler, because the walls normally support only their own weight and they need not have the structural strength of the floor. Poured concrete or…

Seismic Mounts & Restraints

SEISMIC MOUNTS & RESTRAINTS Seismic Applications are basically the same as Non Seismic but complicated by the need to keep equipment in place. Whenever we show our Z-1011 heavily cushioned snubbers, the input to the equipment will not exceed 4 G. All mountings, hanger-cables or snubbers are designed to resist the seismic force in any zone or specification. Many of the mountings and…

Restrained

RESTRAINED SPRING MOUNTS Restrained spring mountings shall have an SLF mounting as described in SLF Specification, within a rigid housing that includes vertical limit stops to prevent spring extension when weight is removed. The housing shall serve as blocking during erection. Installed and operating heights are equal. Restraining Bolts shall have a neoprene bushing between…

Housed

HOUSED SPRING MOUNTS TYPE “C” Spring Mountings provide a packaged solution to troublesome vibration problems. Since the static deflection of the spring element is much greater than that provided by most rubber materials, these units will perform where it is necessary to establish low natural frequencies or to use a mounting that is more yielding than the supporting floor. Type “C”…

Unhoused

UNHOUSED SPRING MOUNTS Spring isolators shall be free standing and laterally stable without any housing and complete with a molded neoprene cup or 1/4” (6mm) neoprene acoustical friction pad between the baseplate and the support. All mountings shall have leveling bolts that must be rigidly bolted to the equipment. Installed and operating heights shall be…

Form Work & Wooden Floating Floors

FORM-WORK & WOODEN FLOATING FLOORS The alternate, almost obsolete, method is one whereby a continuous layer of the isolation media is used as a pouring surface. More commonly, individual isolators, the thickness of the air gap are placed in position in the field and covered with plywood or factory attached to plywood before delivery. The…

Jack-Up Floating Floors

MASON JACK-UP FLOOR SLAB SYSTEM We believe that the most fool-proof and safest way to establish the air gap is the jack-up or lift-slab method. Plastic sheeting is placed on the sub-floor as a breaker layer, isolators are placed on the plastic sheeting, reinforcing steel or mesh rests on the isolator housings, and the concrete…