Engineering led vibration control services and solutions for industrial clients around the world
Farrat have supported manufacturing plants in their mission to maximise OEE (quality, performance and availability) for decades, helping them to overcome the costly effects of vibration in machinery and building structures.
We achieve this through engineering led services and solutions tailored to your specific needs (your project, your plant, your machines, your process parameters). Our solutions are delivered globally as a proactive, rapid response service in order to keep projects and production processes on track. We work with a wide variety of customers, industrial applications and facility sizes on a daily basis, ranging from Canning and Automotive, to Power Generation and Sheet Metal Production. We work on the basis that every project is unique and our application engineers are ready to support your needs.
To discuss how Farrat can increase OEE in your facility, request a Technical Consultation below or call our team on: +44 (0) 161 924 1600.
We take a precise approach based on the exact needs of your application:
Advanced Technical Knowledge
Universal Vibration Solutions (UNIVIB) have proudly joined the Farrat Group, expanding our specialist capabilities to include vibration monitoring and chatter detection.
For more than 30 years, UNIVIB engineers have provided a worldwide rapid-response, on-site vibration consultancy, vibration analysis and troubleshooting service to the manufacturers and users of all kinds of manufacturing and industrial machinery. Integrating the additional expertise of UNIVIB into Farrat ensures that we can deliver our specialist solutions across a wider range of industries including steel and aluminium, automotive and power.
Farrat and UNIVIB have a long-standing relationship, having worked together to successfully deliver multiple vibration control projects and this acquisition solidifies the way in which the two businesses can now operate as one effective unit moving forward.
Farrat’s investment into long-term research partnerships and in-house R&D projects, positions us as knowledge leaders in the fields of industrial vibration control.
Our ongoing commitments to technical excellence, thought leadership and continuous improvement has led us to initiate a number of credible research partnerships with key education institutes, including Salford University and The University of Manchester. Paired with our own in-house R&D projects, our niche technical expertise is unparalleled.
Findings from our research have been pivotal in the advancement of our bespoke solutions and have recently been presented at leading vibration control conferences such as IOA, ICA and ISMA. Technical Papers from our most recent studies can be found below.
We continue to actively seek opportunities to take part in collaborative research both at UK and European levels.
Prediction of structure borne noise and vibration for resiliently coupled equipment using blocked forces and sub-structuring
This paper investigates the in-situ blocked force together with a sub-structuring approach, in the context of industrial machinery vibration source (air compressor). It shows that the blocked forces can be applied to reconstruct the response of that same source as part of any other assemblies.
It was also successfully combined with a sub-structuring approach using the individual properties of the four elements composing the structure (namely vibration source, inertia block, isolators and receiver) to predict the acceleration levels at the machine feet and on the receiver from the coupled assembly.
Application of dynamic sub-structuring and in situ blocked force method for structure borne noise prediction in industrial machinery.
The work presented here demonstrates that the behaviour of a ‘vibration source’ as part of a coupled assembly, can be predicted. In order to achieve this, a piston connected to a steel inertia block has been characterised using the blocked force methodology.
This method, recently recognised as an ISO standard (ISO 20270:2019), is very powerful since it allows any type of machine generating vibration to be characterised at its feet (connection between source and receiver) in all relevant degrees of freedom, independently from its mounting conditions, allowing it to be transferable from one assembly to another.
Sub-structuring approach and blocked forces method Application for structure borne vibration prediction in heavy weight assemblies
This paper presents the application of the blocked force method on a servo motor bolted to an aluminium plate. It was proven that this technique could be used to describe the intrinsic properties of the vibration source, therefore also descriptive of its performance in new assemblies.
This characterisation was then combined with a dynamic substructuring approach using the passive properties of the isolator interface and the receiver to reconstruct the response of the assembly once all these elements were coupled together.
The Canning Industry
Sheet Metal Industry