How often have you traveled by bike or a car on a rough ground? What happens when you hit a bump on the road? What keeps the ride smooth? You guessed right. It is a shock absorber. It absorbs the vibrations caused by bumpy ride and reduces the effects of traveling on a rough surface. It is connected to each wheel of the vehicle to slow down or dampen the vibrations to smoothen the ride. It converts kinetic energy into thermal energy. This is one example of vibration isolation technology where the vibration caused by bumpy roads is absorbed by the shock absorber for a comfortable ride. Vibration isolation prevents the transmission of vibrations from source (here in the example it is rough surface) by introducing a physical element such as springs, corks, rubber mounts (for a shock absorber it is a spring).
Another form of vibration control is noise control. Both vibrations and noise produce mechanical waves. Noise is caused due to roadways, airways, industries, commercial places like recording studios. Noise control refers to a variety of ways to reduce the impact of indoor or outdoor noise like insulating sound, using sound absorption materials for construction etc.
Isolation Technology is a company with over twenty-five years of experience in vibration and noise control. They have an array of products for vibration and noise control. They have solutions for noise control for factories, restaurants, schools, offices, religious facilities and sports facilities.
Some of their products are
- Contour ceiling tiles – They are best for offices, restaurants, auditoriums. They are available in many designs and colours. They have more sound absorption properties than normal tiles.
- Curtain enclosures – They are best for industrial use to mitigate sound from machines. They are economical, flexible enclosures.
- Sound baffles – They are best for industrial noise and room acoustics.
- Fan Silencers – They are best for industrial use. They are available in round and rectangular shapes.
- Sound Panels – They are wedge-shaped sound absorbers. They can be mounted walls, barriers or partitions. They are best for factories, schools, gyms, recording studios etc. They are available in various thickness, sizes, and colours.
- Wall Panels – These wall panels can be used in schools, gymnasiums, restaurants, conference rooms, offices, auditoriums, entryways, and other high-traffic, open areas. They are available in different colours and textures to blend with the surroundings.
- Metal Ceiling Tiles -They are best for stadiums, office complexes, theaters, museums.
- Acoustical Duct Liner- They are easy to install. They help in reducing background noise and also damage from condensation. They are resistant to microbial growth.
- Linear Absorber – They can be attached to ceilings or walls. They are economical and easy to install. They are lightweight and flexible.
Visit http://www.isolationtech.com/ for more information on soundproofing and vibration control.