Ask the Fastener Expert: Anti-Vibration Washers
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What is an anti-vibration washer?
An anti-vibration washer, also known as a vibration damping washer, is a type of mechanical fastener that is designed to reduce vibration and noise in mechanical systems. These washers are typically made of a soft, flexible material, such as rubber or silicone, and are used in conjunction with bolts or screws to isolate the vibrating components of a system from the rest of the structure. This can help to reduce the transmission of vibration and noise through the system, improving its overall performance and reducing the risk of damage to the components.
What applications require anti-vibration washers?
Anti-vibration washers can be used in a wide range of applications where vibration and noise are a concern. Some common examples include:
Automotive: Anti-vibration washers are often used in automotive applications, such as in the suspension, engine, and transmission, to reduce vibration and noise.
Industrial machinery: Vibration damping washers are frequently used in industrial machinery, such as pumps, motors, and compressors, to reduce vibration and noise and improve the overall performance of the equipment.
HVAC systems: Anti-vibration washers are commonly used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to reduce vibration and noise in the ductwork and other components.
Appliances: These washers can also be found in a variety of household appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers, to reduce vibration and noise.
Construction: Anti-vibration washers are sometimes used in construction projects, such as when attaching structural steel or concrete elements, to reduce vibration and noise.
What companies manufacture anti-vibration washers?
There are many companies that manufacture anti-vibration washers, including:
Heico Fastening Systems: High quality anti-vibration security for the most demanding of bolted joint applications.
Vibra-TITE: Vibra-TITE is another company that specializes in the production of anti-vibration washers and other vibration damping products.
Garlock: Garlock is a manufacturer of a wide range of mechanical seals and gaskets, including anti-vibration washers.
Farrat: Farrat is a UK-based company that produces a range of anti-vibration and noise control products, including washers.
Trelleborg: Trelleborg is a global manufacturer of a wide range of rubber and plastic products, including anti-vibration washers.
There are many other companies that also manufacture anti-vibration washers and other vibration damping products.
If you’d like more information about anti-vibration washers, contact Mudge Fasteners at (800) 634-0406.