Industrial rubber bellows can be also used in laundries. Big industrial washing machines are often working with strong vibrations and shocks. In addition, noise could also be an issue for the operators that are in charge of starting up and turning off the equipment.
The rubber bellow working as an isolator
The above-mentioned issues might be prevented applying an isolator. The rubber bellow is an elastomer that could be an excellent problem solver for these cases, as it can reduce up to a 99% of the vibrations coming from the washing machine. Moreover, noises will be also reduced as well as the vibrations transmitted to the floor, without affecting the operators. Machine components are protected due to the rubber bellow suspension system, increasing the life cycle of the machinery.
Analysing the following picture, we may have an idea of how the rubber bellows work and are installed in this application.
The rubber bellow working as a pneumatic cylinder
The rubber bellow is an outstanding isolator, but we must also take into consideration that the elastomer is also able to work as a rubber cylinder. For this reason, the bellow rubber is able to make 2 different functions in the washing machine.
When the bellows located in the front of the machine are contracted, while the others located in the back are expanded, we can bend the washing machine forwards enabling to take out the cleaned wear easily, helping the personnel to have a better access to the inside of the machine. Consequently, the process is more efficient and the operator has a more ergonomic position to gather all the clothes from inside the washing machine.
Features and benefits of the rubber bellow in the washing machine
As we have already seen the bellow may have 2 functions in industrial washing machines:
- Act as a Rubber spring isolator to reduce vibrations
- Work as a Rubber bellow Actuator to easily take out the clothing from inside the machine.
Gathering these two functionalities, we should outline the practicability of the rubber bellow.
Rubber bellows applied in dryers
In industrial laundries, we can also find big dryers used to extract the humidity of the wear that is already washed. Dryers might also use rubber bellow suspension systems, especially the biggest ones in order to prevent shocks and vibrations, and avoid breaks or disruptions in production.
It is relevant to take into account that the rubber bellow spring is specially used in big industrial washing machines and dryers, where large amounts of clothing are washed every day.