TICO have, for many years, supplied anti vibration material for use in Foundation Inertia Block (pit and plinth) installations across a wide variety of industries and applications.
The main reasons for using a foundation block are to provide additional mass to improve the rigidity of the machine structure and to aid in providing dampening of problem vibrations. A plinth is usually used in lighter machinery and where it is possible and practical to raise the equipment and associated piping / cabling. A pit is generally used for heavier machines.
TICO supply two main products to use in these installations, the choice of which to use will depend upon the type of machine or plant being used and the requirements of the installation. The two products are Tico S/PA and Tico LF/PA.
S/PA is generally used in strip form and is to isolate higher frequency vibrations and provide dampening for lower frequency vibrations. The gaps between the strips are filled with a void filler material, Tico VF/PA.
LF/PA is solely used as discrete pads without a void filler and are to provide isolation for lower frequency vibrations (more information can be found in our product information sheets).
The LF/PA/80 Anti Vibration Pad is the same compound material as the LF/PA/10 but has a higher load bearing range. These pads also have a fluted rubber construction which gives the pads excellent low frequency properties. The core is sandwiched between layers of cork not only to facilitate bonding of the pads into position but also allowing, in certain applications, concrete to be poured directly on top of them.