Reid Expands Vibration Control Line of Products

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Reid Supply Company has expanded their vibration control line of products that improve worker safety by reducing noise levels; improving industrial equipment service life; and enabling machinery to run more accurately and efficiently.

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Leveling Devices and Vibration Control

“Vibration control devices like compression mounts, springs, pneumatics, vibration controlled leveling pads and anti-vibration pads not only save on the machine’

What piece of equipment can improve worker safety, extends the lifetime of industrial equipment, protect flooring and structural supports, and improve the accuracy of machine tools? Vibration control devices provide all of these benefits and Reid Supply Company has added hundreds to their product line.

Vibrations cause significant damage to both workers and machines over a long period of time. Vibrating machinery increases the noise level on a jobsite, which in turn increases the likelihood of hearing loss. Industrial equipment and their support structures take a similar pounding over time. Plus, trying to maintain proper work holding or even walking away is very difficult if a machine is vibrating heavily.

Steve Bliss, Director of Product Management for Reid Supply Company says that employing vibration control devices goes a long way towards correcting all of these problems.

“Vibration control devices are the perfect supplement to help increase the life of just about any machine,“ says Bliss. “Vibration control is easy to integrate into any process and that’s why we’ve added hundreds of these devices to our product offering.”

Excessive movement of heavy machinery is a major source of a range of hazards and issues in industry. A stable, balanced piece of industrial equipment will operate with reduced noise, enjoy an extended lifetime, reduce stress on the floor and supports, and improve manufacturing accuracy.

Vibration control devices significantly cut down on the excessive motion that causes harmful noise levels.

“Our customers are very concerned about work noise in their manufacturing plants,” says Bliss. “Vibration control devices like compression mounts, springs, pneumatics, vibration controlled leveling pads and anti-vibration pads not only save on the machine’s life, they also help immensely to control the noise level in the shop.”

Controlling excess motion also greatly increases the service life of industrial equipment as well as their support structures. The extra movement, friction, and grinding will wear down even the most sturdy machinery and break down flooring and supports. An inexpensive set of leveling pads or compression mounts will prevent this damage from occurring and greatly prolong the service life of any process machinery.

In addition to lowering maintenance costs, vibration control also improves production quality and reduces rejects. A balanced, stable operation is more accurate and requires less work holding. Any company looking for an instant boost in productivity and efficiency can utilize this technology.

Overall, this type of product is able to solve many problems through a single application. It is incredible how one small change can result in improved industrial safety and health, lower maintenance costs, and improve production accuracy. With vibration control devices, one simple alteration can have a huge impact on any company's bottom line.

About Reid Supply Company

Reid Supply Company is a Michigan-based industrial supply company known in the manufacturing and construction community for over 60 years. They stock standard as well as hard-to-find products for manufacturers and general consumers worldwide including Manufacturing; CAD and Engineering; Transportation Construction; Food Processing; Packaging; Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy; Government; Aerospace; and Medical.

Reid’s product offering features these color-coded categories:

  •     Knobs, Handles and Hand Wheels
  •     Clamps and Workholding
  •     Tooling Components
  •     Fasteners and Hardware
  •     Leveling Devices and Vibration Control
  •     Material Handling
  •     Bearings and Power Transmission
  •     Metalworking
  •     Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)
  •     Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  •     Structural Systems
  •     Safety
  •     Apparel and Footwear
  •     Packaging and Shipping Supplies

ReidSupply.com offers all of the company’s products, plus free CAD drawings on more than 90% of their catalogued parts. The website also offers an extensive knowledge base that includes online industrial tools and calculators as well as an informative and entertaining monthly e-newsletter.

For more information about Reid Supply Company call 800-253-0421 or go online at ReidSupply.com.

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