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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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Linear Motion and Rotary Viscous Damping

Our rotary viscous dampers can provide damping for linear movement also. For example a cylinder needs to stop smoothly without jerking or banging, we can add a pivot arm to accept linear motion to rotate the damper. One way clutches … 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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Rotary Viscous Dampers And Temperature

As a mechanical engineer reading this blog you should be aware of ambient temperature and it’s effect on the motion of a MMT rotary damper. We usually test the designs in a chamber setup to simulate the customers application. Even … 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 In a Wet Environment

One feature of the rotary viscous damper I would like to point out is the ability to function wet. Because we seal the dampers water cannot penetrate the functional area of the unit. This can be very convenient for areas … 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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Rotary Viscous Damper: Light Duty or Heavy Duty?

It has been years, but my interest in Rotary Viscous Dampers was sparked by cassette decks. As a young music fanatic I had to have a component stereo cassette deck for music. I could never afford a high end deck … Continue reading

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