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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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New Product Release of Friction Hinges

  We have developed a greaseless friction hinge series: GL375. The key feature is the lack of messy grease. Automakers should be thrilled about this, no more incidental transfer onto auto interior surfaces. The hinges are resistant to harsh chemicals … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper Application

I would like to start a series of posts siting specific applications for friction hinges and rotary viscous dampers. Blogging these specific applications might give insight into the potential use of our product. One of our most popular applications is … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous dampers for Medical Devices

Many medical devices such as hospital equipment, emergency equipment and prosthetic devices are examples of applications that could use friction hinges or rotary viscous dampers. Elbow joints,  knees and ankles are good examples. In the arena of hospital equipment we … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and the 3d printing trend

In the design process for a new device there usually is a step that is very important called the proof of concept. Without a proof of concept you usually are doomed. Can you really take the chance and spend a … Continue reading

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Laptop and Tablets : Friction Hinges & Rotary Viscous Damping

  Friction hinges and Rotary viscous dampers are mechanisms which are very active in the computer field. Intense engineering has to go into a design to combat dropping, rough handling, cycling and harsh environments.  Even though tablets are all around … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers in Furniture Design

One application I have been asked about for the rotary viscous damper is in the furniture industry, industrial, commercial or residential. Overheard bins for file cabinets, movable work surfaces, seating or ergonomic applications where slamming of lids or furniture components … Continue reading

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Corrosion Resistant Rotary Viscous Dampers and Friction hinges

One of our specialties as a friction hinge and rotary viscous damper manufacturer is the corrosion resistance feature. I call it a feature because a design focused on real corrosion resistance is vastly different than one not. Special materials and … Continue reading

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Vertical Applications for Rotary Viscous Dampers

A new topic I would like to touch upon because rotary viscous dampers are a perfect fit is using them in a application where the rotating member has a vertical pivoting axis. Doors, panels, security gates and cabinets are some … Continue reading

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