Why do we need vibration protection?
- While the global expansion of rail networks in the interest of more "green mobility" is welcomed by most people for environmental reasons, few people want to live or work next to railway tracks.
- An extensive public transport network reduces private vehicle traffic and thus emissions in towns and cities. However, residents are well aware of the problems that arise when the underground line runs directly under their apartment building.
- The mixed-purpose use of buildings revives deserted city centres and creates urgently needed homes, but noise problems are inevitable.
- Furthermore, even environmentally friendly heat pumps not only produce climate-friendly heating but they are also responsible for sound transmission and an irritating humming noise in the building.
We have developed tailored solutions that effectively dampen vibrations, noticeably reduce noise and meet all of these challenges.
Effective vibration isolation also makes sense from an economic perspective. Vibrations cause increased wear and premature material fatigue, meaning maintenance cycles have to be shortened and reducing the total service life of the system. That's why investing in vibration protection pays off in the long term, not to mention by increasing the added value through improved application suitability and quality.
The positive effect this has is clear to see from one particular example: improving the railway superstructure. Concrete sleepers remain stable in the track bed for longer, ballasts can be tamped less frequently or replaced significantly later, and the running surface of the rail needs to be ground less frequently, therefore also extending the service life of the rail in the track. All these factors combined have a positive impact on the CO2 balance, especially the logistics required for maintenance that must be taken into account, such as track renewal trains, construction machinery, grinding machines, tamping machines, and planning and management resources.
By using our products, significantly more resources are saved overall than it may appear at first glance.