Category Archives: medical

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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MMT Friction Hinge Advantages

friction hinge I would like to highlight some advantages of our friction hinge design. The materials we choose have been picked because of their specific mechanical characteristics when interacting with other materials. The difference between the peak static torque and … Continue reading

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Friction Hinges in Medical Devices

One interesting application for friction hinges and rotary viscous dampers is in medical devices. We have our products in Hospitals, doctors offices and care facilities.  Popular applications  include toilet seats, food service trays, fold down tables, infant care devices, centrifuges, … Continue reading

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Product Integration and Rotary Viscous Dampers

In general one of the most difficult steps in designing a system or product is integrating components together especially for small footprint products like laptop computers or low profile items where unobtrusiveness is required. Nobody wants a portable product with … 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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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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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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Slow Close Toilet Seat Case Study

I have been studying the various mechanisms needed to achieve a true long lasting slow close toilet seat. For years a few high quality seat makers have produced mechanisms that were purely mechanical to achieve a slow close seat. When … Continue reading

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