This technology was developed by a Belgian company and technology provider that specializes in vibration control and has an extensive track record in both active and passive damping and anti-noise systems. The technology relies on avoiding perturbations being amplified by structural resonances by creating structural damping, and cancelling vibrations by generating a force opposite to the incoming perturbation.
Reducing and cancelling out vibrations in machinery or processes leads to better performance, reliability, lifetime and comfort. The application field for vibration reduction is therefore endless.
The company offers – apart from extensive know-how and expertise – prompt vibration diagnosis, requirement specifications, custom-made compact vibration damping and commissioning.
While vibration reduction technology has been well known for years and seems conceptually ‘simple’, each implementation requires specific attention. That is the reason why this company does not just manufacture custom-made highly effective isolation, damping or cancelling systems, but also promptly provides experienced support for vibration diagnosis, requirement specifications, and commissioning.
The company’s know-how is essential in the process: aspects such as added weight, tuning frequency, available space, environmental factors, and manufacturing costs are taken into account. The mechanical interface design is of primary importance. Poor interface design can drastically reduce the absorption performance. Sometimes it can make the situation even be worse than before! Due to its extensive (space) expertise, the company can provide solutions within short time frames.
The technology provided by the company has the advantage of being compact; non-intrusive (no structural modification is needed); additive (the more you attach to the structure or machine, the more damping you get); needing no external mechanical connections and have a wide operating bandwidth.
The know-how of magnetic bearings (Darwin project & Spica project) was, for instance, used to create active noise control. Furthermore, the extensive know-how on sensors, actuators and control from space, allows the company to develop solutions in a short time frame. The same simulation and calculation tools developed for the space projects are also being used to solve earthbound vibration problems.