Operation & Maintenance

OEE is an important parameter for the manufacturing industry, unwanted vibration is one of many factors that can negatively impact productivity. Our application engineering team work closely with manufacturers to identify the problematic frequencies and advises ways to mitigate them. Maintenance or shutdown is an ideal time to investigate ongoing issues with plant and machinery.

Most commonly raised vibration queries

How can I reduce vibration generated by the equipment and address any resulting quality issues?

Vibrations from equipment can be managed through different methods, such as incorporating damping elements, using isolation mounts, employing isolated foundations, or simply adjusting operational parameters. The choice of method depends on variables such as the type of equipment, its mass, operating frequency, and operating environment. Contact our engineers for guidance.

How can I minimise the press movement and improve the longevity of the equipment and tooling?

To control press movement, employ anti-vibration pads to dampen sudden impacts and vibrations, thereby reducing equipment stress. Optimise the foundation design for stability and vibration absorption, which can significantly decrease press movement. Consult with equipment manufacturers or specialists such as Farrat for insights into tailored measures and solutions for your machinery.

My machine is causing vibration and disturbing neighbours. How can I address it? How can I stop vibration transmission to the office area / sensitive equipment?

There are several methods available to manage the transmission of vibration from equipment to the surrounding area. The choice of the appropriate system relies on factors such as the type of equipment, its mass, operating frequency, dynamic loads, and the operating environment. Various options are at your disposal, including specialised mounts or pads created to absorb and dampen vibrations. These can be positioned between the machine and its foundation or between its components, and isolated foundations or floating floors beneath the machine can reduce direct contact with the floor, thereby minimising vibration transmission. For custom solutions tailored to your machinery’s specific characteristics, you can seek advice from Farrat.

Can we identify structural issues within the equipment?

We use modal analysis technique to identify and address potential structural issues before they lead to operational problems or failures. Regular modal analysis as part of a predictive maintenance program can contribute to the early detection of structural issues, promoting the longevity and reliability of the machine.

Our products & services

Farrat offer a wide range of analysis, design and consultancy services, working on-site to find the right solution.
Vibration Control
We understand the importance of selecting the correct vibration isolation solution for your impact machinery and the environment it operates in.
Machine Mounts
We have been designing and manufacturing high performance Machine Mounts and Machinery installation systems since the 1959.

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UK & International Enquiries

Farrat Isolevel Ltd, Balmoral Road, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA15 8HJ, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 161 924 1600
Email: [email protected]

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Friday: 08:30 to 16:00

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