Silentblocks

All moving systems create vibrations and acoustic effects. Decoupling pads or silentblocks are located on all components that generate this type of inconvenience (engine, chassis, etc.)  Car manufacturers are very attentive to this in order to improve vehicle comfort.

SOCAT has a significant presence in this sector. We produce all types of silentblocks for engines, thermal exchangers, tanks, pumps and flooring in different fields (rail, aircraft, agriculture, Truck). Our experience allows us to be proactive.  Our measurement resources (benches, acoustic measurement instruments) are ideal to characterise signals. We produce bonded silentblocks with metal/plastic inserts.

// Automotive sector
// Truck sector
// Rail sector  
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Aeronautics sector
// Oil exploration sector
// Miscellaneous Industry sector

Reactor suspended function shock absorber

Whether shock absorbers for tanks, control boxes, AGB, vane footings, etc. SOCAT proposes solutions to decouple the suspended functions of reactors from the fuselage.

  • ELASTOMERS RESISTANT TO OIL AND HYDROCARBON SPRAY
  • ELASTOMERS RESISTANT TO FIRE, TO EXTREME TEMPERATURES (FROM -72°C to +200°C)

These shock absorbers are designed to improve the vibratory and acoustic characteristics making it possible to increase the service life of suspended equipment.

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Component filtering support
(Radiator / Air conditioning block / GMV / RAS / Tank / Pump)

In a vehicle, many components such as the radiator, the intercooler, the pumps and the tanks generate vibrations and noise.

  • MODULARITY
  • SAME ANTI-VIBRATION PROPERTIES FOR DIFFERENT ELASTOMERS
    (EPDM, SILICONE)
  • BONDED, ASSEMBLED

Directly connected to the vehicle chassis or body, component fixtures require decoupling. We are the designer-developers of our pad fixation sub-units that have built-in antivibration. Aluminium arms, plastic, interface rings, fixation systems are included in our finite element calculations. Our vibration test benches are used to validate these fixings, the choice of our elastomers and the service life of our systems. SOCAT is an integrator for these solutions and is recognised by the manufacturers in this sector.

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Engine air intake pad (Chimney pad)
Floor / ceiling / partition pad (electric cubicle / rack)

“Chimney” suspension Air intake at the back of the cabin:

Two-material overmoulding (steel / plastic) on the inner screw in order to increase the bonded surface, allowing to modify the constraints in the rubber.

 

Floor / electric cubicle decoupling shock absorber in a vehicle:

These shock absorbers can be multiplied depending on the load to be supported Evolutive elastomer hardness, Bonded reinforcements, etc.

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Gear box filtering module

Padded ball and socket for Pull-Push cable or bar control for Truck gearboxes, contributes to the ease of changing gears located at the exit of the gearbox.

Description: No less than 13 components combined with a polychloroprene base elastomer to provide the final function.

  • SOCKET ENDURANCE ANGLE ± 22 °: 2,000,000 CYCLES WITH NO GAPS AT THE BALL AND SOCKET JOINT
  • BALL AND SOCKET TORQUE ON A NEW PART, AND AFTER ENDURANCE TESTING: 0.5 NM
  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE: -30° C TO + 100°C CONTINUOUS; 130°C TEMPORARILY
  • SPRAY RESISTANCE: WATER, SALT, MUD, GRAVEL, OIL & MINERAL GREASES,
    FUEL, BRAKE FLUID, CLEANING PRODUCTS
  • SALT SPRAY RESISTANCE: 400 H MINIMUM WITHOUT RED RUST

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