We support OEM’s in the refurbishment process by providing bespoke vibration isolation solutions and services. Our consultancy services can assist with identifying and addressing structural flaws within the refurbished equipment. Farrat can also support refurbished equipment with precision levelling solutions.

Most commonly raised vibration queries

Before official acceptance or delivery, can you assess equipment's dynamics characteristics that may impact quality?

Certainly, we can arrange for a Pre-Acceptance Test (PAT), which proves highly beneficial for buyers of capital equipment, such as a grinding machine. These tests, conducted at the manufacturer’s site in conjunction with the buyer’s acceptance tests, specifically aim to identify any abnormal vibrations that could potentially impact product quality. Any sources of vibrations identified, along with our recommendations, will be detailed in a comprehensive report.

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) tests are similar in nature to PAT and are carried out at the customer’s site. The emphasis of these tests is to ensure that the transit of the machine and its installation on the new location do not bring about any new potential vibration sources.

Can you assess the suitability of the foundation / floor for the new equipment? Can you conduct vibration survey pre and post installation?

Conducting vibration measurements is essential to evaluate the appropriateness of a new equipment location and confirm that it won’t introduce any additional vibration sources.

Pre and post-installation surveys provide comprehensive reassurance to the engineering, projects, and operations teams by verifying that the installed isolation system is operating according to the design. Our engineering team can arrange these surveys. For more information, please get in touch here.

Can we evaluate and characterise the operational behaviour and capabilities of refurbished equipment?

Fingerprinting: This is a procedure conducted on machine tools, such as grinding machines, before renovation or refurbishment, aiming to identify flexible areas in the machine that require focused refurbishment efforts. Typically, this process includes cutting trials, resonant tests, and comprehensive modal analysis. Post-refurbishment, fingerprinting is performed to assess machine performance and evaluate any enhancements made. For more details, please reach out to our engineering team.

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

Telephone: +44 161 924 1600
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