An Air Mount is an inflatable device that acts as a highly effective form of Vibration Isolator for machines, mechanisms or civil structures. Air Mounts are suited to applications requiring high isolation efficiency, where a more conventional high static displacement Spring Isolator arrangement is not adequate or feasible.
An Air Mount commonly takes the form of a sealed rubber moulding mechanically bonded to metal attachments. It provides isolation by maintaining a certain inflation pressure under load. This system offers equal or better isolation efficiency than a spring isolator without needing a large static displacement or potential stability issues of free-length springs. An Air Mount has the significant benefit of maintaining a high isolation efficiency over a widely variable load range together with other side benefits such as the incorporation of interactive height control and ongoing monitoring of pressure for maintenance purposes.
With the correct specialist design input, an Air Mount isolator can generally be considered as offering the best industry standard in isolation efficiency.