Upgrading a large luxury coach with inexpensive, small components — what sounds like a paradox was realized by a Dutch construction designer by equipping the auxiliary air compressors of his motor home with vibration absorbers from ACE as extras, thus ensuring a quieter environment inside when parked.
In times of the global Corona pandemic, mobile homes are more popular than ever. The most luxurious ones are coaches and Recreational Vehicles (RV) from various suppliers in the USA. The mobile homes in this sector have developed into mobile five-star hotels. Neither loudly humming air conditioning systems nor other technical systems operated by the power of compressors fit into the picture.
While driving, the additional background noise is not quite as disturbing, however, once stopped, the travelers also want to have their peace and quiet. In the present case, when parked and with the main engine shut off, two auxiliary compressors take on the task of ensuring a comfortable mobile living environment.
In detail, the problem with the air supply system for the vehicle suspension, doors and toilets was the fastening of the respective compressors. Mounted in one of the technology and supply areas below the mobile home, they transmitted the vibrations to the body. This resulted in clearly noticeable and audible vibrations, which the owner did not want to tolerate, especially at night.
Peter van Dijk, successor of the founding generation and senior partner of the Dutch company Dijko Ovens B.V. from Tilburg, felt compelled to act. He searched the Internet for industry proven components for isolating vibrations and came across ACE’s website.
ACE’s field of vibration absorbers alone now consists of 11 different product families. Summarized under the collective term rubber-metal isolators, these components enable a wide range of applications. In doing so, they insulate disruptive shocks and vibrations from machines and engines to such an extent that working conditions for people and the environment improve significantly.
The additional bonus that ACE also helps with individual projects is shown by the fact that the successful computing for making the air compressors of the mobile home less noisy was made possible by using ACE’s free calculation tool.
In the present case, the program suggested Bubble Mounts.
These inexpensive and efficient helpers achieve an insulation level of 95.65% under the given conditions and are designed especially for use under load in vertical compression loads. Being designed as low frequency vibration absorbers, the BM types reliably protect electronic and medical equipment, aircraft avionics and computers.