Companies are frequently exposed to vibrations and noises mainly originated by machines, these are transmitted to the operators by the floor or other materials or parts located in the middle.
Vibrations are able to harm workers and hearing problems are very common due to this phenomenon. In addition, high noises are able to alter workers’ emotions and health. This result is named as acoustic contamination, which is very present in our everyday life and is able to harm the workers from our company.
As it is mentioned in miteco.gob.es, “the acoustic contamination is defined as the presence of noise and vibrations in the atmosphere, whateveracoustic emitter originates them implying inconvenience, riskorharmtopeople, forthe persons developing their activities or for goods of any nature or thathavenegativeeffectsontheenvironment.”
¿How are we able to reduce vibrations?
The vibration is a phenomenon able to harm our equipment and workforce. This problem can be prevented applying some modifications in our machinery or removing the equipment to an isolated room or space. Nonetheless, there are cases where it is not possible to take these measures. For this reason, it is recommended to place an obstacle between the machine that is generating the vibration and the person or surface that is in contact with it. So as to select the most effective isolator, it is highly recommended to analyse what type of material and product is the best to absorb those vibrations.
Convoluted bellows – A key product to isolate vibrations
Different antivibration elements are used to reduce the noise level and also the vibrations. The convoluted bellow is one of the most effective products preventing this issue, considering that it is able to absorb a 99% of the vibrations that may come from our machinery, also taking into account that practically there is no need of maintenance or lubrication. This alternative gives us the possibility to protect our operators, reducing the acoustic contamination in our company and allowing us to increase the live cycle of our equipment, preventing possible damages to our components in a short period of time.