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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the Differences in Friction Hinges?

In a very basic sense a friction hinge is a mechanism which uses friction to impede rotation or movement of an object. This does not necessarily apply to pivoting about an axis alone, you can have a friction hinge that … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper with a One-Way Clutch

One on the popular techniques for controlling damping direction in our Rotary Viscous Damper is using a one way wrap spring clutch. This mechanism has 4 major advantages : zero back-lash, slimline, low cost and high strength. We implement a … Continue reading

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