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Food Processing Application

I have had a few conversations with customers regarding the application of slow close hinges in the food processing industry. It seems that to improve safety and processing abilities on the production floor a slow close hinge would be a … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Cymbals

I sometimes get inspired in different situations  for applications for my rotary viscous dampers. I was thinking of a rock concert where I was watching the drummer intently and noticed his technique for hitting and damping the sound of the … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers Made in The USA

Made in the USA. We have all heard it and here at Mechanical Motion Technologies LLC we live it.  Having our production parts and prototypes molded, machined and assembled in the US gives us many advantages, quick access to vendors … Continue reading

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Aerospace Applications-Rotary Viscous Dampers

Aerospace applications dominate our product line because our dampers and friction hinges are passive devices that need no maintenance and are very light in weight and slimline. The airplane manufacturers enjoy the fact that our dampers do not vibrate during … Continue reading

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Custom Friction Hinges

We are having great success with our new line of lightweight friction hinges. Using engineering polymers and FEA analysis we have created a new generation of customizable friction hinges and rotary viscous dampers. Many applications have crossed our path such as … Continue reading

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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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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Toys

As in all consumer products safety is a great concern. Safety for the user and others. Since toys involve children mostly, you would expect the designer to incorporate safety features especially when fast moving parts are involved. One classic example … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Material Considerations

We find that during our product design process that customer requirements have us design with certain specific materials. General requirements for our specific brand of damper usually needs materials with low coefficient of thermal expansion. For most environments engineering materials … Continue reading

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Dampers and Economics

We often come across problems that are natural to product design.Specifically features verses cost.If a customer is willing to pay the higher price to add a high end feature like a damping hinge then it usually is a good idea … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper Temperature

Most applications requiring a rotary viscous damper must consider the temperature consequences. As the ambient temperature rises the damping fluid’s viscosity lowers and vice-versa when it gets cold. In applications that work in a range of temperatures we may take … Continue reading

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