Category Archives: Automotive

Rotary Viscous Dampers and Automotive

Automotive is a great industry where rotary viscous dampers  could be used. Although their application must be carefully planned. All dampers that use viscous fluid are affected by temperature by some degree, usually at the extremes it is most noticeable. … Continue reading

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Slimline Friction Hinges

We have been involved in an aerospace project where space inside the cabin is at a premium. Our specific flavor of friction hinges is suited specifically for small doors, panels, lids and safety covers that cannot rattle around or pivot … Continue reading

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Engineered, Designed and Manufactured in the USA

We have and always will be a US only company. It may be difficult to believe but it’s true and we intend to stay that way. Going to China is an un-necessary evil which will only create major problems in … Continue reading

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Furniture Designers and the rotary viscous damper

Cubicles are famous for these overhead bins, sort of similar to what you see in airplanes. In cubicles you must hold these in place so they don’t come crashing down disturbing your neighbors or whacking yourself in the head. To … 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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3D Printed Friction Hinge

We have been experimenting and testing for around a year now and have developed a high cycle life friction hinge that we can print a critical wear components, on a 3D printer. This break through will help product development of … Continue reading

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Medical Applications for Friction Hinges and Rotary Viscous Dampers

In medical and clean room environments free floating particles are a concern because of possible contamination of products and people. One of the benefits of our rotary viscous dampers and friction hinges is the lack of particulation. We have no metal … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers in Production Machinery

Some applications for a rotary viscous damper are in the automotive factory field.  There are many conveyor belts in use in the mass production of automobiles.  Some specific applications are production lines building fuel pumps to body painting lines.  These  lines need to … Continue reading

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Services Provided By Mechanical Motion Technologies LLC

Since we work on specific engineering problems that are in a narrow niche we have proprietary processes which are used to achieve optimal solutions. Our vast experience in motion control and list of high profile clients such as BE Aerospace … Continue reading

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Greaseless Friction Hinge with HIgh Torque capabilities

We have been working on greaseless friction hinges that have a large range of torques. The unit shown in the picture is an early stage proof of concept for a 60 in-lb friction hinge with a life cycle of 40,000. … Continue reading

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