An un-isolated machine may transmit vibrations into the surrounding structure and cause annoyance, other problems, or be susceptible to vibrations being transmitted to itself from its surroundings (e.g. in the case of sensitive test equipment).

Vibrations can cause:
• Damage to floors
• Damage to machine parts
• Transmitted noise
• Operator discomfort
• Problems with sensitive and accurate equipment

The basic principle of vibration control is to ensure there is no rigid connection between the machine and its support (e.g. the floor). This is achieved by introducing a TICO pad between the two.

Benefits of using TICO® machinery mounting materials
• Wide range of TICO pads catering for a wide variety of applications
• Reduce installation time
• Improve plant and cost efficiency, by increasing time between maintenance
• Extend the working life of equipment
• Enhanced working environment through reduction of troublesome vibration and transmitted noise.

Machinery mounting – general duty pads

Typical application:
• Air handling units (AHUs)
• Compressors
• Fans
• Conveyors
• Forging machines
• Generators
• Grinders
• Milling machines
• Pumps
• Storage hoppers
• Wood working equipment
• Lathes
• Refrigeration plant
• Lifts
• Vacuum pumps
• Saws
• Power presses
• Slotting machines
• Crushers
• Routing machines
• Mixers
• Duct work

Machinery mounting – low frequency pads

Typical application:
• Air conditioning plant
• Boiler plant
• Fans
• Compressors
• Test equipment
• Instrumentation situated near known
sources of vibration
• Isolated inertia blocks
• Small, lightweight units, e.g. pumps
• Heating and ventilation systems
• Inspection equipment

Machinery mounting – high duty pads & buffers

Typical Application:
• Power and drop hammer anvil supports
• Bumper pads for crane stops and conveyer end stops
• Load bearing pads for bearing brackets, crane cab
mountings, transfer tables
• Mine shaft cages
• Crush machines
• Door stops / buffers
• General industrial mountings where there is a
high load and a small support area

Machinery mounting – precision levelling

Typical Application:
• Plant or machinery needing a high degree of leveling for precision operation
• Transfer systems and conveyors where accurate gradient is required
• Free-standing equipment needing a quick and
economical mounting
• Test beds and instruments, marking out tables, inspection benches, etc. where a reliable horizontal reference is essential
• Any instance when time constraints prohibit installation by other means

Machinery mounting − bonding

Apply a thin, even coat of adhesive to both surfaces. Allow to become touch-dry (approx.10 – 30 minutes). On very absorbent surfaces a second coat may be required. Align carefully and bring the two surfaces together. Apply firm pressure over the whole surface, ideally using a roller or press to consolidate the bond. The adhesive forms an immediate, strong bond, but will achieve maximum strength after a few days.

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