Isolated Foundations and Inertia Blocks
Isolated foundations and inertia masses are typically free-floating concrete and/or steel masses that are supported by vibration and shock isolators. Isolated foundations are typically used to protect precision machinery or equipment from incoming vibration and shock. Whereas, inertia masses are typically used to add mass to a machine to control motion and to improve isolation of transmitted forces to surrounding areas.
Isolator models VSM and SV are excellent low-frequency coil spring isolators designed for use in isolated foundation and concrete slab applications. These mounts are also used in inertia block applications under forging hammers, stamping presses, generators, etc.
Typical natural frequencies range from 2.5 to 6 Hz for very effective vibration and shock isolation.
VB™ Isolation Blocks are elastomeric cushions designed for use under concrete slabs and isolated foundations supporting sensitive equipment that needs protection from incoming vibration and shock. They also work to protect neighbors and surrounding area from a source of vibration and shock.
VB Elastomer Isolation Blocks have individual load ratings from
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