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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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Quality Assurance in Manufacturing

In our facility we have full capabilities to turn your prototype of a rotary viscous damper or friction hinge into a final product. It is engineered manufactured, tested and packaged for immediate shipment to you. The full process from prototype … 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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Rapid, Functional Prototypes for Friction Hinges and Rotary VIscous Dampers

I have been talking quite a bit about 3d printing and engineering prototypes.  We have been working on streamlining the process from concept to functional prototypes for a while now and new prototypes are rapidly coming to fruition. As most engineers know … Continue reading

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Friction Hinge Product Introduction

We would like to introduce an innovation in friction hinges. Pictured above is a greaseless, corrosion resistant, water resistant  friction hinge. Uses include laptop computers, furniture, heavy duty equipment, tool boxes and medical medical equipment to name a few. The … Continue reading

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Advantages of Friction Hinges

A new dawn of friction hinges has emerged. The reason for the major step in innovation is due to the availability of advanced engineering plastics which meet or exceed pure steel friction devices.  Also because of the emergence of rapid … Continue reading

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Friction Hinges, Rotary Viscous Dampers & the One-Way Clutch

I recently was approached for a special application which required damping and/or friction in one rotary direction and close to zero resistance in the opposite direction. It made me realize that I should start highlighting the options available for the … 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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Bearings in our Rotary Viscous dampers

  By the nature of the design of our rotary viscous dampers we conveniently have high precision, high load bearings built-in. The thin film shearing feature of our products creates a bearing which can withstand very high lateral loading . … 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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