Production companies often have continuously running machinery and equipment generating noise and vibrations, which, if beyond certain tolerance thresholds, require isolation in order to protect the health of the workers.
In other cases, machine tools for high-precision machining and test benches for quality control tolerate very low levels of incoming vibration that are incompatible with the surrounding environment.
The best solution, which maintains the necessary rigidity of the support surface and increases the suspended mass, is to create a foundation under the isolated machine/equipment resting on anti-vibration mounts (G, BPD, AA and TSZ) to separate it from the surrounding environment.
This solution is impractical in most cases, however, (due to both the cost of the necessary work and production downtime) and so it is preferable to place the machine directly on vibration isolators: either free standing, when friction is sufficient to keep it in place, using the BPD, G, TSGE or TSPP series, or anchored to the floor, if there are significant horizontal forces that can unbalance the machine, using the AA, Flexobloc or TSZ anti-vibration mount series.
In cases in which the reduction of vibrations is secondary but the machine has to be perfectly level, the problem can be addressed by using adjustable mounts (ZREG), which nevertheless also have a modest isolation capacity.