|GMT’s machine feet and Triflex mounts are available in a variety of sizes and styles, to suit both heavy duty machinery and lighter weight precision applications. Different designs of machine foot can be offered, either with or without rebound control and with a variety of fitment/installation configurations. All machine feet are produced in a range of rubber hardness options, many of which are held in stock.|
|Levelling feet or adjustable equipment feet can be offered in a variety of size and load capacity combinations, and in different materials to suit specific environmental working conditions. The simple levelling foot design allows for quick and easy installation, and plays a key role in stabilizing machinery whilst also reducing harmful vibration. Some levelling feet can be offered with ground fixing options. A small quantity of adjustable equipment feet are usually held in stock. Alternatively the levelling foot range can usually be offered within 1 to 2 weeks lead time, and is subject to a minimum order quantity of 20 pieces.|
|GMT manufacture a wide range of cone mounts in a variety of sizes and installation configurations, and they are often available from stock. Cone mountings, sometimes used as cab mounts) provide a captive solution and offer progressive stiffness characteristics. The cone mounts are generally supplied with protective overload and rebound washers to limit movement under high shock loads. Different rubber compound options can be offered to suit specific environmental conditions.|
|The multi-directional cable mount range is manufactured solely from stainless steel, and is designed to offer a maintenance-free solution for use in extremely hostile environments where high levels of vibration and shock control are required. The cable mount are certified to various military standards including: MIL-STD-167 (vibration), MIL-STD-810 (environmental conditions) & MIL-S-901 (shock).|
|GMT can offer a range of rubber mounts suitable for various applications where a captive solution is required. Their simple design allows for easy installation, and restricts movement in both vertical directions thereby offering a good level of shock protection. Standard rubber mountings are manufactured in chloroprene rubber, which provides good resistance to oils and greases. Other rubber compounds can be offered to suit different environmental conditions.|
|GMT can offer a wide selection of mounts which have been designed specifically for the compaction industry. Our range of products includes plate compactor mounts, roller mounts, waisted mounts and drum mounts, all of which are supplied to major international OEMS for use on walk-behind rollers, ride-on rollers, plate compactors and towed rollers. In this type of application, very high levels of mechanically induced vibration and impact forces need to be isolated. These heavy duty compactor mounts are designed to provide isolation of the vibrating drum or plate whilst preventing wear and fatigue on moving parts. To reduce downtime of machinery, products can usually be offered from stock.|
|Sandwich mounts are made from rubber sandwiched between two metal plates (they can also be called rectangular mounts). A range of sandwich mount sizes and styles can be manufactured, incorporating mounting holes and/or stud fastenings and one or more metal interleaves. We usually hold a variety of sandwich mounts in stock, however should you not be able to find the product you need for your specific requirements, then we can utilise our design and development knowledge to produce the right solution for your needs. Please contact GMT today if you would like to know more about our sandwich mount range.|
|Vibration isolation is a method of avoiding unwanted vibration and noise. Vibration isolation can be achieved through the use of isolation mounts. GMT’s range of Isolation Mounts is available in different sizes and rubber hardness’ to suit each application, many of which are held in stock. Standard parts are manufactured from coloured natural rubber. If you cannot find the vibration isolation part you require, we can utilise our in house design and development processes to provide a bespoke solution.|
|Elastomeric Mounts provide multi-axis protection from shock and vibrations, helping reduce noise. Elastomeric mounts can be produced in a range of rubber compounds and hardness’ to suit the application requirements. Different metals are possible for Elastomeric mounts including steel, stainless steel and aluminium. If you require any additional information or a custom product, please don’t hesitate to contact our technical team today.|
|Rectangular buffers can be cut from buffer rails. The buffer rail can be manufactured in lengths of up to 2 metres in existing GMT standard tooling, and can be cut or drilled to suit the individual customer’s needs. Various different configurations are available as detailed in the product datasheet. Please contact GMT for more information with regard to our buffer rails and the applications that they can be used for.|
|Rubber Bobbins (Buffers) are a popular and cost-effective solution for protecting a wide range of equipment from shock and vibrations. They have a wide range of uses, from industrial and automotive applications to electrical equipment. GMT stock a wide range of Rubber Bobbin Mountings. Different configurations of rubber bobbins are available with male/female fixings. Please refer to the datasheets for more information or contact our knowledgeable team.|
|GMT manufacture a range of Device Mounts which can be used for light applications requiring relatively high movement, for example for the protection of electronic equipment or in transit case production. Different designs (V mounts, W mounts and U mounts) are available – please refer to the datasheets for detailed information. Alternatively if you require design and development of a specific device mount, then please contact GMT today.|
|GMT’s Stop Buffers are designed for high impact shock protection and are available with either a single fixing stud or a mounting plate. We usually stock a range of sizes, suitable for a wide range of requirements. Alternatively, we can produce customer specific solutions from our existing tooling, in different material and metal finish options. Please contact us if you require further information on our Stop Buffer range or alternatively with regard to any of our other product ranges.|
Rubber pads usually consist of a steel base plate bonded to a rubber section, using a vulcanisation process. In most cases, they are installed in the application via holes in the base plate. Rubber vibration pads are manufactured in a variety of sizes and rubber hardness options, to provide protection against unwanted shock and vibration in a wide range of applications. The rubber anti-vibration pads can also be produced in various rubber compound types, and with different base plate materials and finishes, to suit specific application requirements.
|GMT manufactures a selection of rubber wheels to suit a range of applications, including track systems used on main battle tanks, other armoured personnel carriers, snow groomers and snowcats, resilient wheel systems used on railways and urban tramways and on other applications such as overhead cable car systems and aerial tramways. Through our understanding of the individual applications, GMT has developed a range of rubber compounds exclusively for use in the manufacture of resilient wheels to support the diverse range of extreme environments that such rubber wheels operate in.|
GMT specialise in providing high quality shock and noise reduction products to the railway industry, including Resilient Railway Wheels. These wheels can provide a significant reduction in noise and vibration through the use of rubber between the outer and inner metals.
Resilient Wheels offer other benefits such as lower operating costs. This is because they prevent unnecessary wear to the wheel and the track due to their elastic properties. There are three main types of Resilient Wheels available to order:
|Rubber bushes generally consist of cylindrical inner and outer metals, fully bonded with rubber in between. The rubber bush can be pressed into a housing, which will provide compliance between the inner and outer metals in the radial, axial , torsional and conical directions. A wide range of rubber bush designs can be offered for example with hollow inner metals, solid inner metals (with lugs), segmented outer metals, and profiled inner/outer metals. If you require rubber bushes for a specific application, our experienced engineers can offer a custom service using our advanced Finite Element Analysis software and calculations.|
|GMT manufacture a range of rubber bearings (also known as spherical bearings) which work as mechanical joints in a variety of applications, including road and rail vehicle suspensions, pivot arms, engine and gearbox mountings and control links. The rubber bearings can be offered in various designs and with different fitment options. Alternatively we can design a bespoke solution if existing products are not suitable for the application.|
|Control Links or control arms (also know as link arm assemblies) can be manufactured to suit customers’ individual requirements, incorporating either fully bonded bushes or rubber bearings (sometimes called spherical bearings) depending on the specific application. Primarily manufactured for the rail vehicle industry to aid axle location and resistance to breaking and traction forces, control links can also be used in other industrial sectors, such as in automotive or off-highway vehicle suspension systems. To find out more about GMT’s control links or any of our other product ranges, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert team today.|
From our IRIS approved manufacturing facility, GMT can offer a large range of existing air springs and full air spring systems. Alternatively our experienced engineers can design a bespoke air spring system to meet the individual requirements of the application. As an approved supplier to numerous major global OEMs, GMT has gained a reputation for providing high quality products which is imperative for the rail vehicle industry.
GMT’s air springs provide high torsional, horizontal and conical displacements, characterising in a low frequency ride which minimises vibration transmission and maximises passenger comfort. They can be supplied complete with additional secondary rubber springs (also known as emergency springs or auxiliary springs), providing further suspension protection in case of air supply defect or leakage.
|GMT chevron springs (also known as axle springs) are multipurpose vibration reducing elements, primarily used in the rail vehicle industry. They are both simple to install and easy to maintain. Thanks to their durability, they offer a long service life meaning they are ideal for use in all types of rail vehicle application. By selecting the angle of the steel sections and the number of intermediate steel interleaves, in conjunction with the relative installation angle of the chevron spring pair, three different spring stiffness’ can be achieved. Furthermore, the degree of stiffness can also be varied by altering the geometric dimensions of the individual layers, and also by changing the rubber hardness.|
|Bolster Springs are usually installed in pairs, at a predetermined angle to a vertical axis such that the rubber is loaded in both shear and compression. They are primarily used in suspension systems, on both road and off-highway vehicles. GMT can offer a range of bolster spring sizes and styles from existing tooling. Alternatively we can design and develop a tailor made solution, if our current range of bolster springs is not suitable for your requirements.|
|GMT can offer a large range of conical mounts (also known as conical suspensions springs) principally for use on rail vehicle secondary suspension systems, but also suitable for other industrial applications. Their compact design offers high load capacity along with large static vertical deflection. By incorporating slots or voids in the rubber sections, their horizontal stiffness can be altered. Buffers can also be incorporated in to the conical suspension spring design in order to absorb additional shock loads.|
|Rubber Springs are available in a range of sizes and designs allowing for relatively high levels of deflections for shock absorption. The rubber springs can be supplied with metal inserts to assist with installation. In most cases their design is such that the centre of the rubber spring is hollow and profiled to allow for high levels of deflection without over stressing the rubber. Please contact the GMT technical team for more information on rubber springs/hollow springs.|
|Rubber dampers or shock absorbers are used to reduce the transmission of shock to the surrounding structure. Shock absorption is possible as the rubber absorber deflects under the applied shock load. The construction of rubber dampers (also known as rectangular buffers) is such that rubber is bonded to a metal plate which incorporates a number of fixing holes allowing for simple installation. A wide range of dimensions and rubber hardness options are available from stock or alternatively rectangular buffers can be specially manufactured to meet the customer’s individual requirement.|
Rubber drive couplings are mechanical devices used to smoothly and safely transmit torque and power between shafts whilst accommodating large degrees of angular misalignment, shock and vibration.
GMT design, manufacture and supply a wide range of high quality rubber drive couplings which incorporate rubber to metal bonded elements to transmit high torsional moments. This range includes wedge coupling components, which are easy to assemble and disassemble.