Contact
ico_buscar.svg
ico_cerrar.svg

Subscribe to newsletter

*Mandatory fields

Impressum

APLICACIONES MECÁNICAS DEL CAUCHO, S.A.
S.A. bedeutet Aktiengesellschaft - AG (Format Spanien)
Über APLICACIONES MECÁNICAS DEL CAUCHO Deutschland

Geschäftsführer: Jon Ander Lopetegui Galarraga.
Adresse: Industrialdea zona A - parc. 35, 20159 Asteasu, Gipuzkoa, Spanien.
Handelsregisternummer: A-20101150
USt.-Id-Nr: ESA20101150

Für Anfragen an den Kundenservice: info@mecanocaucho.com

View all news

INSTALLATION ADVICES FOR HI-SEC HEIGHT ADJUSTERS

Hi-Sec Height adjuster installation

Hi-Sec Height adjuster installation

This article will be of use for those Marine engineers that want to do correct installation of engine mounts in marine propulsion applications.

8/23/2023

1: PLACE THE MOUNTS IN THEIR POSITIONS

Place the anti vibration mounts on the base frame in their position, according to the orientation recommended by the technical department of AMC.

Be sure to pay attention to the orientation of the mounts when placing them, since not all anti vibration mounts have the same properties in all horizontal directions.

The bolts of the baseplate can be introduced but AMC recommends not to tighten them yet, since small adjustments might be necessary later for alignment.

Fastening the mounts misaligned can considerably increase the stress on the rubber, making it stiffer and potentially reducing its durability.The Hydraulic Mounts are conceived to be installed in vertical position. If they are installed angled, the weight of the suspended equipment would create static radial loads, which might make the internal piston to directly rest on the internal wall of the hydraulic chamber, dramatically increasing its stiffness and therefore reducing the vibration isolation.



2: PLACE AND FASTEN THE HEIGHT ADJUSTERS

Insert the lower threaded part in the mount.

Tighten the lower hexagonal nut to the tightening torque defined for each height adjuster depending on its thread size:

Thread size M8 M10 M12 M16 M20 M24
Max. Tightening Torque (Nm) 16 32 55 125 190 285

Hold the stud bolt from milled area to prevent it from rotating while the tightening torque defined for each of the height adjusters is applied to the nut.



3: PLACE AND FASTEN THE HEIGHT ADJUSTERS

Place the leveling nut of the Hi-Sec height adjuster (do not tighten it) and place the suspended equipment on the height adjusters, so its brackets rest directly on the leveling nuts. Try to keep the alignment between the anti vibration mount and the fixation brackets.

The slotted holes help to accommodate the position of the Anti Vibration Mounts to keep the alignment.

Let the suspended system rest for a minimum of 48 hours, allowing it to settle on the mounts. Rubber mounts may experience a creeping deflection of up to 25% during this first phase.


4: ADJUST THE HEIGHT OF THE HEIGHT ADJUSTERS

Once the system has stabilized, make the final adjustments by turning the lower nut. By doing this, the height of the suspended system is adjusted considering the creeping deflection of the mounts.

Hold the stud bolt from the milled area to prevent it from rotating while the suspended system is raised.

Do not exceed the maximum height allowed for each type of height adjusters. See table below for reference:

Ref. No. 708077 708007 708094 708079 708029 708005 708011
Max. Adjustable Height (mm) 5 5 5 10 10 10 10


5: PLACE AND FASTEN THE HEIGHT ADJUSTERS

Tighten the top fixation nut of the Hi-Sec height adjusters to secure the system.

Hold the stud bolt from the milled area to prevent it from rotating while the tightening torque defined for each of the height adjusters is applied to the nut. See table below for reference:

Thread size M16 M20 M24
Max. Tightening Torque (Nm) 150 300 520

Do not exceed the maximum height allowed for each type of height adjusters.



6: WHEN TO REPLACE THE HEIGHT ADJUSTERS WITH SHIMS

In case of dynamic applications or when there is a longitudinal thrust force on the mounts (for example, the thrust created by the propeller of a vessel), AMC recommends not raising the height adjusters more than 3mm.

To obtain the desired height in these cases, AMC recommends to use shims under the anti vibration mount, up to a maximum thickness of 5mm. The shims are available in three different sizes depending on the mount model being used.



Do not hesitate to contact our application engineers for more information on the installation of Hi-Sec height adjusters.

View all news