Any machine generates vibrations and shocks during operation.
These vibrations are transmitted to the floor and foundations, producing cracks in the building. People working in the vicinity of the machines are also affected by the vibrations and often complain of joint and back pain. In addition, the noise level from machines that have not been decoupled is significantly higher, so employees have to wear ear defenders.
The risks are also recognised by legislators, who have enacted noise and vibration abatement laws. In this context, rubber-metal buffers from Böllhoff offer a particularly effective solution.