ALPHA ACOUSTIKI collaborated with the National Archaeological Museum for anti-vibration protection of antiquities during their transport. With its specialized expertise in the field of anti-vibration protection, ALPHA Acoustiki collaborated to plan the safe and intact transfer of various antiquities from the Archaeological Museum of Athens to museums around the world.
For the selection of the appropriate anti-vibration dampers, a detailed assessment of the risk (impact resistance) and the types of vibrations and shocks that may affect the antiquities during their transport was first carried out. The possible ranges and frequencies that antiquities may encounter during transport were studied.
This was followed by categorization according to the type of each antiquity, the weight, the construction material, the dimensions, etc. of the appropriate anti-vibration system for the effective placement of the antiquities in the special wooden crates. The box-in-a-box method for transport was chosen. This method is essentially the creation of a floating box in which the antiquity is placed, and the new system is placed inside a larger wooden crate for transport. The special anti-vibration systems are inserted between the 2 boxes with the aim of isolating vibrations and impact resistance.
One of the products chosen for their safe transport was Vibro-EP. It is an anti-vibration pad designed and manufactured in Greece. It consists of a mixture of elastomeric materials with the addition of special substances, with the aim of improving the anti-vibration properties. Its special design with longitudinal holes helps to increase recoil and thus improve shock absorption.
Depending on the static load in kilograms, Vibro-EP is available in different hardnesses to achieve optimal vibration absorption in each case. The applications of Vibro-EP vary and include anti-vibration mounting for mechanical equipment, floating bases for industrial floors, constructions of floating floors in studios.
Another product chosen was Vibro-3D. This anti-vibration base presents the important advantage of protection against vibrations in all directions. Vibro-3D is designed to accept impulse loads in all three axes, both vertical (compression and tension) and horizontal, presenting a high ability to absorb shocks & vibrations from any direction without the risk of failure.
For air, sea and road transport, where forces are exerted in all directions, the Vibro-3D triaxial loading shock absorber is the ideal choice. It also has a special height adjustment mechanism. Its applications are not only limited to anti-vibration damping for antiquities transportation, but also for anti-seismic protection of machinery and various types of piping and mechanical equipment supports.
According to measurements of the special recording equipment installed, the vibrations and shocks received by the antiquities during their transport were minimized to zero. As a result of this collaboration with the Archaeological Museum, ALPHA Acoustiki contributes to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. Utilizing its know-how, it ensures the communication of art and culture in different parts of the world. Thus, the ancient Greek civilization travels around the world so that all people have the opportunity to admire it up close.