Category Archives: damping

Rotary viscous dampers and their proper application

When looking over the requirements of a new project designers must balance the price of the product and features that are implemented.  Rigorous requirements sometimes yield higher cost materials. Environmental concerns will also guide the feasibility of using a viscous … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper with options

Pictured above is a rotary viscous damper with 2 added options which greatly add to the functionality. The two options are a one way clutch and a torsion spring. The motion is as follows rotating the grey member CCW is easy … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers in Industrial Use

I would like to talk about the industrial use of our product. We design products for the environment in which they are exposed , especially in factories. In an environment where cars are made or any heavy duty equipment is … 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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3D Printed Rotary Viscous Dampers 

   If you have noticed I used the same image in this post as in the last post.  I have used it because it is the same shape as used in my recently invented rotary viscous damper. Since it is … Continue reading

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Economy of design in a Rotary viscous damper

Our rotary viscous dampers have a unique feature: minimal part count to achieve the desired damping. This is especially noteworthy mainly because it keeps prices low and eases QC processes. We have had great success in achieving consistent damping over … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Friction Hinges

We find that if you want to define Rotary Viscous Dampers and friction hinges to those who aren’t used to them, it’s best to describe the motion and the products that you would see them in. This A great staring … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Vibration Control

As many engineers know vibrations can cause damage in a myriad of ways. We try to mitigate the effect of vibrations using precision rotary dampers because they can fit into small spaces and have a huge benefit to product performance and … Continue reading

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Safety Applications for Friction Hinges

A major concern for years has been consumer product safety and safety in public areas. Any moving member of a consumer product is a potential application for a friction hinge or rotary viscous damper. These two products can prevent pinch … 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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