What is αGEL?

αGEL is made of silicone and therefore has outstanding vibration damping and shock absorbing properties. It is not only used in ballpoint pen grips and shoe soles, but also in compressors or precision machinery and in many other industrial applications as a vibration damping means.

Comparison with rubber

 

Outstanding vibration damping

Outstanding shock absorption

Due to its specially developed softness and malleability, αGEL may be used in frequency ranges where conventional rubber products do not have a vibration damping effect. The resonance point may be given a low value due to the flexibility of the gel. αGEL has a high loss factor (tanδ).

You can drop a raw egg from a height of 18m onto a 2cm thick αGEL mat without it breaking on impact.

 

 

 

Outstanding durability

No wear and no hardening even after 10 years of use in the open air. Outstanding weather, ozone and UV resistance. Very low temperature dependence (use at -40 to 200 degrees Celsius).

Stable material properties

Excellent compression set. No permanent material deformation occurs even after 1 million compressions. Wide range of uses (use from 10Hz into the high frequency range).

High level of safety

Silicone does not contain any toxic substances and is physiologically inactive and biocompatible. Alpha GEL is a material that has an extremely low impact on people and the environment and is compliant with the RoHS guidelines and the REACH system.

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Which options are there for vibration control

I would like to protect my system/equipment from vibrations, but don’t know what options I have.

I don’t know what anti-vibration gel is. How does it differ from conventional vibration damping rubber. Are there examples of how to use it?

 

We will show you how to use vibration dampers with practical examples for the application of αGEL vibration dampers from our customers.

 

 

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Choosing the right product

I bought a vibration damper, but it hasn't had any effect.
I cannot measure the frequency and I’m therefore uncertain about whether I’ve chosen the right product.
 

We have produced a product table with the manufacturer to make it easier for you to choose the right product. The FAQs will also help you. If you have any further questions, we will be happy to answer them for you.

 

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Application examples

While conventional vibration dampers made from rubber have no impact at low frequencies or with mini vibrations, the αGEL vibration dampers show their strength. αGEL exhibits outstanding damping behaviour and is highly robust. This is why it is used for a wide range of applications such as in precision equipment, but also in the open air.

Comparison: Rubber and αGEL

  Shore A Weather resistance (ozone resistance) Heat resistance (℃) Cold resistance (°C) Abrasion resistance Oil resistance Durability (long-term use at a high temperature) Special characteristics
Silicone gel 0 to 25 Superpositiv Superpositiv
(200)
Average
(-70)
Negativ~ Average Average Superpositiv Soft/very low pressure deformation set/excellent durability/low temperature dependence, outstanding durability, low temperature dependence
ausgezeichnete Haltbarkeit, geringe Temperaturabhängigkeit
Urethane rubber 15 to 95 Positiv Negativ
(70)
Average
(-20)
Superpositiv Positiv Negativ Excellent mechanical abrasion resistance/deterioration caused by hydrolysis
Nitrile rubber (NBR) 50 to 70 Negativ Negativ
(80)
Negativ
(- 10)
Positiv Superpositiv Negativ Excellent oil resistance/weak ozone resistance
Ethylene rubber (EPDM) 65 Superpositiv Positiv
(120)
Positiv
(-40)
Average Negativ Positiv Excellent ozone resistance/negative oil resistance
Fluorinated rubber (FPM) 60 to 80 Superpositiv Superpositiv
(230)
Negativ
(- 10)
Average ~ Positiv Superpositiv Superpositiv Outstanding heat resistance/high price
Natural rubber (NR) 10 to 100 Negativ Negativ
(70)
Positiv
(-40)
Superpositiv Negativ Negativ Low price/excellent abrasion resistance/good elasticity/weak in all other categories
Chloroprene rubber (CR) 65 Average Average
(100)
Average
(-30)
Average ~ Positiv Average~Positiv Average Balanced properties/no noticeable strength
Acrylic rubber (ACM) 40 to 90 Positiv Positiv
(130)
Negativ
(- 10)
Average Positiv Positiv Oil resistant, good heat resistance/negative cold resistance
Butyl rubber (IIR) 65 Positiv Positiv
(120)
Average
(-30)
Average Negativ Average Negative air permeability/not oil resistant

Product selection table

Installation instructions Load (kg / 4 units) Recommended vibration frequency (Hz)Item number Bolt size Item detail
Bolt fastening Top/bottom bolt thread 8.0 - 14.0 17 - MN-3 M-6
  • Isolator vertikale Schraube
  • Insulator with top/bottom bolt thread

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14,0 - 22,0 16 - MN-5 M-6
22,0 - 34,0 16 - MN-7 M-6
34,0 - 50,0 16 - MN-10 M-6
3,2 - 6,4 10 - 8 BG-7 M-3
6 - 16 10 - 8 BG-8 M-6
Top bolt fastening, base plate screw fastening 5,0 - 13,0 22 - SF-2 M-6
  • Isolator vertikale Schraube
  • Insulator with bolt thread on the top and base plate on the underside

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13,0 - 30,0 19 - SF-5 M-6
30,0 - 50,0 17 - SF-10 M-6
100,0 - 140,0 13 - SF-30 M-10
120,0 - 300,0 15 - SF-50 M-10
Clamp fastening 0,2 - 0,75

0,2 kg : 90 -

0,75 kg: 60 -

S  
0,5 - 2,5 0,5 kg: 95 -
2,5 kg: 50 -
A-1  
2,5 - 4,0 2,5 kg: 70 -
4,0 kg: 55 -
A-2  
4.0 - 15.0

4,0 kg : 70 -

15,0 kg: 35 -

B-1  
15,0 - 32,0 15,0 kg: 40 -
32,0 kg: 25 -
B-2  
Lay out Lay underneath 0,5 - 2,0 38 - SN-2  
2,0 - 5,0 40 - SN-5  
5,0 - 15,0 37 - SN-15  
15.0 - 50.0 30 - SN-50  

FAQ

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