Levelling – SV – Low

SVLow -type anti vibration mounts are used in cases where light or heavy machines are not fixed to the floor or ground. The height adjustment system can be used to adjust the machines to the required level, thus insulating areas nearby from vibrations and reducing noise. The AMC-Mecanocaucho® type SV comes with a tilting system accommodating uneven surfaces.

UNSPSC Codes: 23153130

Description

The levelling SV Low-type anti vibration mounts are used in cases where light or heavy machines are not fixed to the floor or ground. Height is adjusted by means of a screw, once the machine has been assembled. The wide contact between the base of the machine guarantees good overall stability.

Lift the machine and insert the mount under it. Insert and turn the screw manually until it can be wound into the thread in the mount . Adjust the height of the machine by turning the screw. When the machine is level , lock the mounts using the checknuts.

sv-low-drawing

 

Type

A(mm)

B(mm)

C(mm)

D(mm)

LOAD kg MIN

LOAD kg MAX

Weight(gr)

Code

000 B

43

16

M-8

45

40

80

257

147000

00 B

60

18

M-10

81

60

120

334

147001

0 B

70

20

M-12

89

90

160

286

147002

1 B

85

25

M-12

89

130

350

382

147003

2 B

100

20

M-14

109

270

600

574

147004

3 B

120

25

M-16

116

450

900

867

147005

4 B

140

33

M-16

116

700

1200

1300

147006

5 B

160

36

M-16

116

1100

1750

1556

147007

00 B STAINLESS STEEL

60

18

M-10

81

60

120

334

147014

0 B STAINLESS STEEL

70

20

M-12

89

90

160

286

147013

1 B STAINLESS STEEL

85

25

M-12

89

130

350

382

147012

2 B STAINLESS STEEL

100

20

M-14

109

270

600

574

147015

3 B STAINLESS STEEL

120

25

M-16

116

450

900

867

147011

4 B STAINLESS STEEL

140

33

M-16

116

700

1200

1300

147016

5 B STAINLESS STEEL

160

36

M-16

116

1100

1750

1556

147017

  • Noise levels are reduced dramatically which allows better working conditions for anyone in close proximity to the machine
  • The Donut Spring will provide a nearly constant natural frequency even with changing loads, resulting in a consistent level of vibration isolation
  • Down time is reduced on a machine as the Donut Spring can still perform even when slight failure has occurred meaning that production is not stopped
  • As the spring is made from rubber and fabric it can be more effective and last longer in more corrosive environments
  • There are no moving parts in the Donut Spring so they are maintenance free
  • Size can be an issue when designing a machine so the range of Donut Springs allows a more compact size of spring to carry greater loads

The hollow central part of the Donut Spring can be produced in a number of sizes that allows for a secure fit when attached to a mounting pin. This is essential in a vibration isolation application to ensure the spring remains in the correct location during use.

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The rubber core allows the Donut Spring to naturally reduce vibrations. The physical dimensions for this depends on the application and the required force it has to support. The fabric reinforcement is made up of layers of bias material and gives the Donut it’s unique properties and advantages over steel coil springs. This supports the rubber core and allows the spring to support a higher force. The physical properties of the Spring can be altered by the number of layers of fabric and angle that they are plied.

The outer material adds a layer of protection to the Donuts fabric layers. This gives the outer diameter when unloaded and can be altered depending on the application. This layer can also have a logo or brand image attached were requested.

The selection of a Donut Spring is unique to the application, and for known design parameters the ‘DONUT SPRING Selection Guide’ can be used. For applications were a particular spring is unknown, please request a ‘Selection Procedure’ questionnaire from Vibration Solutions, or download from the website.

There are a number of essential design parameters that must be understood before the correct spring is selected. Firstly, an estimation of the maximum and minimum loads that will occur on each spring. The minimum loading can be calculated by knowing the unloaded weight of the machine or screen deck, and dividing by the number of springs required. (For further information contact the OEM or distributor) The maximum loading weight is the unloaded machine weight, plus the weight of material that the machine will carry.
 
This information can be used along with the selection guide to choose the most suitable Donut Spring. It is recommended to choose a spring that lies mid-range of the maximum and minimum loads. Ideally the spring should not exceed a deflection of 25% free height.
The spring itself can support a load deflection of up to 27.5% of its free height, but the life capacity and natural frequency will be reduced. For a vibration isolation application, if more than one spring meets the loading criteria then choose the spring with the lower natural frequency. This will allow for a better isolation percentage.
 
The reference code to each Donut Spring refers to the dimensions of the spring, for example; 114.050.152 is a 114mm O.D. with an I.D. of 50mm, and a free height of 152mm.
 
It is important to take these dimensions, along with the stroke and compressed diameter into account when looking at the design parameters for the spring. This is critical in the installation of the spring where it must have a large enough design envelope to increase in diameter during compression, whilst ensuring the stroke does not exceed the maximum the spring can withstand.

 

Common Specification example

 

Unloaded Size

Minimum Loading

Maximum Loading

Donut Spring

Outside Diameter

Inside Diameter

Free Height

Minimum Loading

Compressed Height

Natural Frequency

Maximum Loading

Compressed Height

Natural Frequency

(mm)

(mm)

(mm)

(kN)

(mm)

(Hz)

(kN)

(mm)

(Hz)

191.089.254

191

89

254

12.31

216

2.65

30.73

184

2.91

specs-table

One key advantage of a Donut Spring is the quick and easy installation in a busy working environment. This can save a company vast amounts of money in comparison to failure of a steel coil spring by drastically reducing the downtime. A Donut Spring uses mounting pins attached to the frame of the machine to locate and maintain the position of the spring during use. The diameter of the pin is equal to the internal diameter of the Donut.

donut-mountThe first step is to correctly choose a Donut Spring from the ‘Selection Procedure’. The mounting plates / pins can then be designed specific to the selected Spring. The depth of the pin will vary with certain Donuts, for further information please contact AB Pneumatics. With the spring ready to be installed, the machine can be raised to a height greater than that of the pins and Donut Spring height combined, and the spring set into position. The frame can be lowered carefully into position, ensuring all springs align vertically. This can sometimes require lubrication (water or silicone spray) to avoid damaging the Donut Spring.

It is essential at this point to check the spring height to ensure that it falls within the specification found on the ‘Individual Spec. Sheets.’ If it does not fall within this range, the wrong spring has been selected.

If the height is too large, too much resonance may be experienced during use, and if the height is too low then the springs have been overloaded and may fail prematurely. The machine should be tested during the start-up and shut-down processes 2/3 times to ensure the springs behave in an expected manner.

Working Temperature

The Donut Springs have a recommended working temperature range of -40°C to +75°C. This value represents the actual rubber spring temperature. Higher forced loads or frequencies past the recommended working conditions can cause this to increase.