2019-04-23 18:48Article post

Vibration in Washing Machines

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The main cause of vibration in washing machines is an unbalanced load due to unevenly distributed clothes. During the spin cycle, the load is “pinned” on one side of the spin basket due to centrifugal force. This can make the machine “walk”, causing damage to the floor and machine itself.  Vibration has negative impacts on washing machines such as damage to the components, reduced energy efficiency, premature failure, etc.

Washing machine baskets are constructed so that they are suspended by springs and dampers to absorb vibration due to unbalanced load. Washing machine manufacturers have made design changes to their washing machines to reduce vibration. Heavy weights are usually placed on the tub to dampen the vibration. Electronic controllers/sensors were also introduced to control/sense the violent vibration. If the vibration exceeds a certain limit, the machine will agitate to distribute the load evenly. These methods increase the shipping and manufacturing costs.

Perpetual Industries’ proprietary XYO balancer solves vibration at the source. By implementing the XYO balancer,  we can eliminate cumbersome weights, complicated spring mechanisms, electronic controllers/sensors, etc, thus reducing the manufacturing and shipping costs. The benefits of implementing XYO include higher spin speed, lower noise reduction, less mechanical wear, and increased energy efficiency.

About Perpetual Industries

Perpetual Industries is an incubator for the development of new and innovative energy efficient technologies. We are focused on the implementation of environmentally friendly solutions for the blockchain industry. Our goal is to advance and integrate green energy power sources such as solar, wind, and hydro in order to lessen the environmental impact of decentralized blockchain systems.