Poly Flex vibration isolation plates are utilised throughout multiple industries for a large amount of machinery. They are a fundamental component that keeps machinery working efficiently by absorbing noise and vibrations generated by the mechanical component. Vibration isolation plates are used within the marine industry to absorb the gear noise and vibrations in the gearbox when used at low speeds. The vibration isolation plate is attached to the flywheel with bolts and works by dampening vibrations from the drive train.
During a vibration isolation plate’s life cycle, they are often subject to high levels of stress. If your drive train becomes noisy, there is a possibility the vibration isolation plate might need replacing. High levels of vibration-causing noise could lead to fatigue and cracks. Once cracks are present, further operation could lead to the entire plate failing. Another sign that vibration isolation plates need replacement is when they become improperly centred. Loosening the flywheel bolts and checking that the vibration isolation plate is in the correct position and the bolting holes are not worn will help it operate efficiently and prolong replacement.
The Poly Flex vibration isolation plate is designed to reduce gear noise, and spline wear and to isolate torsional vibrations at lower speeds. This is achieved by designing various harnesses of the damper used between the two drive plates varying from 80 to 1000 Nm, suiting engines up to 700 horsepower. The flexible vibration isolation plate element is made from a heat-cured engineering polymer elastomer which has good heat resistance qualities and isn’t affected by salt water, diesel, or lubrication oils. They are designed as a fail-safe vibration isolation plate to maintain the drive if the flexible element fails. For the highest quality, our vibration isolation plates are SA5 zinc coated to inhibit rust for extended life.
Poly Flex manufactures a wide range of vibration dampening plates that we are continuing to expand. At present, Poly Flex has five spline types and fourteen backing plates to suit a wide range of gearboxes including but not limited to: Baysan, Borg Warner, Newage PRM, Paragon, Technodrive, TMP, Twin Disc, Volvo, and ZF – Hurth. In addition to our readily available stock, Poly Flex has the capability to custom manufacture special installation vibration isolation plates to suit different PCD patterns or thicknesses. Along with three different flexible hardness elements, Poly Flex has the capability to provide customers with any requirements they need.
Poly Flex is a leading manufacturer and supplier located in Brisbane and supplies the world with Australian-made vibration isolation plates. For more information regarding our extensive range of vibration isolation plates, including our entire stocked range, please click here. For enquiries regarding custom installations, please contact us today.