Self-Leveling, Height Adjustable Chocks

Posted by Irina Tabakina

SKF Vibracon self-leveling and height adjustable chocks are designed to enable easy and accurate mounting of rotating machinery to base frames, steel foundations or plates while eliminating Soft Foot (improper contact between a machine casing and the baseplate used to support it). These mechanical chocks are designed to compensate for angular misalignment of up to four degrees between the mounting foundation and bottom of the machine foot. According to SKF, this ultimately eliminates Soft Foot and allows for optimal and economical mounting without requiring machining of skid bases and milled blocks, trial and error guesswork of regular shims. Vibracon chocks can be supplied in a range of configurations, standard and extended chocking heights (ranging from 30mm to 250mm), footprint diameters (60mm to 250mm), and materials including carbon steel, treated carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, shock hardened and K-Monel.


(As published in the November 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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