Elastic sleeve (the most widely used model of vibration supports and shock absorbers) is a elastic joint made of high-strengthelastomeric material enclosed between two cylindrical metal bushings. Used instead of lubricated metal bearings, when it is necessary to reduce the level of vibration, friction and noise in mechanical connections.
Flexible and elastic joint easily withstands radial static load, axial loads, maximum torsion angle and conical angle. Ideal for use as a shock absorber or insulating element for high frequency vibrations, as well as for friction reduction and elimination of backlash (clearance, free running) between moving parts and elements. Used for connection of mechanical parts, between which there should be a flexible connection.
The elastic sleeve is suitable for any type of equipment in which axial, radial, conical loads (torsion loads) take place . At a very reasonable price, you can get rid of the rigid joints with grease forever.
In the automotive industry flexible bushing is used at both ends of shock absorbers, in supports for internal combustion engines, in industrial vehicles, production machines and machine tools, vibrating tables, construction machinery, granite cutting machines, soil sifters, industrial vibrating sieves, machinery used in granite, sand, limestone quarries, food industry, canneries, military equipment etc.
Main characteristics of the Silentflex® elastic sleeve: