Farrat manufacture a wide range of materials to suit all types of industrial applications.

Designing a resilient support or connection and selecting the correct vibration isolating or damping material for it can be complex, but we are here to help. Our team can guide you in your selection, so that you are confident that the material supplied is the optimum solution.

Please contact us with your specific requirements and we will work with you to develop a solution that considers: performance, longevity, environmental conditions, installation and budget.

Farrat anti-vibration materials used in industrial applications to increase the efficiency of machinery and equipment
Farrat Free-Standing Mount Installation on single thickness pads

Free-standing installation on single-thickness pads.

Floors must be level.

Pad AApplication
SGMachine tools and weaving machinery.
BRHeavy cutting machine tools and impact machinery.
BRInjection moulders and hydraulic equipment.
Isomat BRPower presses and impact machinery.
Isomat NRSensitive measuring, electronic and testing equipment.
VMGeneral machinery and equipment.
SGAnvil pads and transfer machinery.
Free Standing Installation on multiple thickness pads

Free-standing installation on multi-thickness pads (A & B), with shims (C) placed in-between pads for levelling.

Shims (C) can be steel plates – tack weld multiple plates together – or Squaregrip SG2 P2 or SG5 P2 pads.

Pad AApplication
as aboveas above
Pad BApplication
SG9005PPShim gripping. For extra isolation use the same as Pad A
Bolt-Through Pad Installation using single or multiple pad configuration

Bolt-Through pad installation using single (A) or multi-pad (A & B) configuration.

Anti-Vibration Washers (D) isolate the holding-down bolts. Sleeve bolts pass through the machine foot with the Isolation Bush (E), if space permits.

Application
Top-heavy or tall machines, e.g. power presses.
Machines requiring extra stiffness or stability, so are bolted down, i.e. weaving machines and shipboard machinery.
Bolt-Through Pad Installation with extra large anti-vibration washers for high static or bolt loadings

Bolt-Through pad installation with extra large Anti-Vibration Washers (D)

For applications where high static and/or dynamic loadings are expected.

Application
Large power presses.
Steel processing machinery or other impact machinery.
Bolt-Through Pad Installation to Steelwork

Bolt-Through pad installations to steelwork support.

Application
Power presses and other impact machines.
Process plants, pumps and compressors.
Air-conditioning plants
Shipboard machinery.
Vibration Damping Pads under steel spreader plates installed in a drip tray

Vibration damping pads (A) under steel spreader plates (M), installed in a drip tray.

Drip tray (L) can be installed on Vidam 3 or 6 mm material (K), to provide good seating on floor.

Application
Machinery needing installation in oil drip trays.
E.g. Machine tools.
Vibration Damping Pads under steel spreader plates installed under adjustable mounts

Vibration damping pads (A) under steel spreader plates (M) under adjustable mounts.

E.g. Isomounts or Wedgemounts.

Pad AApplication
ISOMAT IMImpact machinery, e.g. power presses, where very high shock and vibration isolation is required.
Machines on suspended floors, where very good isolation is required.

Key to diagram

  • A) Vibration Damping Pad
  • B) Additional Vibration Damping or Shim Gripping Pad
  • C) Levelling Shims – either Steel Plates (track-welded together to prevent slippage) or Squaregrip Pads (SG02PP or SG05PP)
  • D) Anti-Vibration Washers (either AWTH or AWR) for bolt isolation
  • E) Anti-Vibration Bush (if space permits) for bolt isolation
  • F) Self-locking Nut or Standard Nut + Lock Nut
  • G) Holding Down Bolts / Foundation Bolts
  • H) Optional Steel Spreader Plate (6-10 mm thick) – same size as Pads A and B, used to span bolt pockets in the floor/foundation prior to grouting
  • J) Vidam VM7006PP Pad – under Steel Plate (H)
  • K) Vidam VM7006PP
  • L) Drip Tray
  • M) Steel Spreader Plate
  • N) Adjustable Machine Mount – either Isomount, Isobloc or Wedgemount

Performance in order of Pressure:

MATERIALTHICKNESS (mm)OPTIMUM WORKING PRESSURE (Pus)NATURAL FREQUENCYPEAK OPERATING PRESSURE (Pus)AVERAGE DAMPING RATIO
VR1613PP12.50.03517.90.0510.1
VR1625PP250.03512.00.0511.6
VR1650PP500.0356.70.0517.2
VR2713PP12.50.1012.90.147.1
VR2725PP250.108.70.144.9
VR2750PP500.105.30.146.5
FV1013PP12.50.1822.80.2511.4
FV1025PP250.1815.50.2512.0
NR4450II500.206.00.401.8
VR3825PP250.268.20.355.3
VR3850PP500.265.80.357.1
VR3813PP12.50.2810.80.356.2
BR4050II500.309.00.48.5
CR4550II500.308.00.56.0
BR5050II500.3010.20.58.8
NR4425IT250.309.00.51.8
BR4008TT80.3526.90.510.8
NR5050II500.407.00.62.3
CR4525IT250.4013.00.66.0
BR5025IT250.4013.90.68.8
NR5025IT250.409.50.72.3
CR4525PP250.4015.01.06.0
BR5015TT14.50.5026.01.111.2
BR5008TT70.5528.60.810.3
BR4015TT14.50.5523.20.99.8
NR6225IT250.6011.51.03.0
NR6250II500.608.01.03.0
CR6025PP250.7017.01.48.0
SG9002PP20.7044.32.02.1
BR7025IT250.9020.61.410.0
BR7050II500.9015.61.410.0
SG9005PP5.51.042.22.53.3
VM7006PP61.040.01.512.3
VM7010PP101.034.31.515.2
VM7013PP12.51.030.71.516.1
BR7015TT151.029.62.012.2
VM7025PP251.022.51.513.8
VM7020PP201.025.31.515.3
BR7008TT7.51.136.91.812.4
BR7025TT24.41.227.02.012.1
SG9008TT81.735.93.014.5
SG9015TT15.51.833.13.416.5
SG9010PP102.541.25.07.4
SG9015PP153.039.66.08.0

Performance in order of Natural Frequency:

MATERIALTHICKNESS (mm)OPTIMUM WORKING PRESSURE (Pus)NATURAL FREQUENCYPEAK OPERATING PRESSURE (Pus)AVERAGE DAMPING RATIO
VR2750PP500.105.30.146.5
VR3850PP500.265.80.357.1
NR4450II500.206.00.401.8
VR1650PP500.0356.70.0517.2
NR5050II500.407.00.62.3
CR4550II500.308.00.56.0
NR6250II500.608.01.03.0
VR3825PP250.268.20.355.3
VR2725PP250.108.70.144.9
BR4050II500.309.00.48.5
NR4425IT250.309.00.51.8
NR5025IT250.409.50.72.3
BR5050II500.3010.20.58.8
VR3813PP12.50.2810.80.356.2
NR6225IT250.6011.51.03.0
VR1625PP250.03512.00.0511.6
VR2713PP12.50.1012.90.147.1
CR4525IT250.4013.00.66.0
BR5025IT250.4013.90.68.8
CR4525PP250.4015.01.06.0
FV1025PP250.1815.50.2512.0
BR7050II500.9015.61.410.0
CR6025PP250.7017.01.48.0
VR1613PP12.50.03517.90.0510.1
BR7025IT250.9020.61.410.0
VM7025PP251.022.51.513.8
FV1013PP12.50.1822.80.2511.4
BR4015TT14.50.5523.20.99.8
VM7020PP201.025.31.515.3
BR5015TT14.50.5026.01.111.2
BR4008TT80.3526.90.510.8
BR7025TT24.51.227.02.012.1
BR5008TT70.5528.60.810.3
BR7015TT151.029.62.012.2
VM7013PP12.51.030.71.516.1
SG9015TT15.51.833.13.416.5
VM7010PP101.034.31.515.2
SG9008TT81.735.93.014.5
BR7008TT7.51.136.91.812.4
SG9015PP153.039.66.08.0
VM7006PP61.040.01.512.3
SG9010PP102.541.25.07.4
SG9005PP5.51.042.22.53.3
SG9002PP20.7044.32.02.1

Materials are listed in order of load bearing capacity, with the lowest at the top.

Farrat Favim - vibration isolation material

Farrat Favim

Recycled product made for Farrat using high quality rubber, foam and polyurethane materials.

  • Load Range: Up to 0.11 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 18Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 10%
  • Typical Applications: Full Area Isolated Foundation Systems and Anti-vibration pads for lightweight equipment
Farrat Verlimber (VR)

Farrat Verlimber

Premium grade polyurethane foam.

  • Load Range: Up to 0.27 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 8Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 5-12%
  • Typical Applications: Full Area Isolated Foundation Systems and Anti-vibration pads for lightweight equipment
Farrat Isomat 50 is a high performance vibration and shock damping material with excellent chemical resistance to industrial fluids.

Farrat Isomat

A Farrat classic. An ideal solution for a wide range of applications, produced in Nitrile, Neoprene and Natural Rubber compounds.

  • Load Range: Up to 1.4 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 6.6Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 2-10%
  • Typical Applications: Shock and vibration isolation of impact and vibration creating machinery
Farrat Nitrile NBR is manufactured by Farrat using the highest quality pure rubber compounds designed specifically for vibration isolation

Farrat Nitrile –   Download Datasheet

A high-performance vibration and shock damping material with excellent chemical resistance to industrial fluids.

  • Load Range: Up to 1.8 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 15Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 8.5-10%
  • Typical Applications: Machine Tools
    • Measuring, Test and Electronic equipment
    • Impact Machinery e.g. Mechanical and Hydraulic Presses, Turret Punch Presses, Injection Moulding
    • Steel Frame Acoustic Isolation & damping
Farrat Vidam is a general purpose anti vibration material manufactured from Nitrile Rubber and cork used globally in a very wide range of industrial equipment and machine mounting applications as well as in building services.

Farrat Vidam –  Download Datasheet

A high-performance vibration and shock damping material with excellent chemical resistance to industrial fluids.

  • Load Range: Up to 1.4 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 14Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 12%
  • Typical Applications: Machine Tools
    • Measuring, Test and Electronic equipment
    • Impact Machinery e.g. Mechanical and Hydraulic Presses, Injection Moulding
    • Steel Frame Acoustic Isolation and damping
Farrat Squaregrip - Treaded - A high strength, stiff vibration damping material for machinery needing stiff vibration damped support with minimal movement

Farrat Squaregrip (Treaded) –  Download Datasheet

A key material in Farrat’s industrial applications portfolio. A high strength, stiff vibration damping material for machinery needing stiff vibration damped support with minimal movement. Treaded on both top and bottom to improve seating and grip.

  • Load Range: Up to 6 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 15Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 12%
  • Typical Applications: Machine Tools
Farrat Squaregrip - Plain - For use in high pressure applications where Isomat and BR pads do not have sufficient capacity

Farrat Squaregrip/Hamamat (Plain) –   Download Datasheet

A non-treaded material with high stiffness and damping.

  • Load Range: Up to 9 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 23Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 12%
  • Typical Applications: Micro damping, chatter reduction and effective seating on irregular surfaces
    • Shock absorption of anvil AV mats for Forging Hammers (Hamamat)
    • Vibration damping and vibration control of Machine Tools
    • Lathes, Machining Centres and Long Bed Machines
Farrat Cornerfeet and Sidefeet - high performance anti-vibration pads for lightweight machinery

Farrat Cornerfeet/Sidefeet

A simple, elegant and high-performance anti-vibration pad for lightweight machinery.

  • Load Range: Up to 9 N/mm² (SLS)
  • Natural Frequency: Down to 23Hz
  • Average Damping Ratio (ζ): 12%
  • Typical Applications: Lightweight, freestanding machinery and mechanical equipment

Do you have a Bolted Connection?

Farrat offer several accessories to optimise isolation performance:

 

Farrat accessories be used in conjunction with Farrat vibration isolation and damping materials across a wide range of industrial applications, including but not limited to; Injection Moulding Machines, Hydraulic and Mechanical Machinery, Presses, Die-Casting Machines, Turret Punching Machines ,Packaging Machinery, Test & Measurement Machinery, Diesel Generators and Pumps & Compressors.

Note on Damping:

The prediction, measurement and behaviour of damping in elastomeric materials is much debated and, as you will see from our Farrat datasheets, varies with material type, strain, disturbing frequency, and amplitude.

Farrat have decided to use damping ratio, ζ, which, is the reduction in the vibration amplitude of a viscously damped system as a result of energy being dissipated as heat (converting of mechanical energy to heat). It is the ratio of the damping of the existing system to a damping necessary to make the system critically damped (ζ = C/Cc) and describes how vibration decays in the system after a disturbance.

In a hysteretically damped system, the equivalent viscous damping ratio at resonance is given by ζ=0.5η where η is the loss factor which is defined as the ratio of the energy dissipated during one cycle of harmonic displacement per radian to the maximum strain energy (stored energy) in cycle. Damping can be introduced into the system to control its response when resonance is not avoidable.

Our engineering capabilities allow us to help you choose the right vibration isolation materials for your application.

Our range of anti-vibration materials are manufactured in the UK and distributed worldwide across a wide range of industries. We are proud of the high performance these materials have provided our customers in their applications.

Material properties such as stiffness, dynamic stiffness, damping, load bearing capacity, shape factor, creep and hysteresis are continually tested in our R&D facility to provide an assured performance. We operate under an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance System and under the international ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard.

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Farrat anti-vibration materials can be used in a variety of industrial applications

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