Monthly Archives: September 2015

Friction Hinges, Rotary Viscous Dampers & the One-Way Clutch

I recently was approached for a special application which required damping and/or friction in one rotary direction and close to zero resistance in the opposite direction. It made me realize that I should start highlighting the options available for the … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers, Safety and Vibrations

In the engineering design field we come across situations where we wouldn’t think vibrations could cause a major problem.  One case being tilt switches. Usually a pendulum type actuator is used in a safety circuit to release a held down cutoff … Continue reading

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Damping hinges and Aerospace Industry

We currently provide damping hinges, specifically rotary viscous dampers for in cabin use in the Aerospace industry. The reason we are successful in this area is that our proprietary design is highly resistant to vibrations. This means no noise during … Continue reading

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Friction hinge or rotary viscous damper in machine safety

I was working on a heavy duty piece of rotary equipment recently and realized it could benefit from a friction hinge or a rotary viscous damper. The safety guards for this machine are 1″ thick aluminum and swing like a … Continue reading

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