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Rotary Viscous Dampers & Bathroom Accessories

A great application for rotary viscous dampers is a swing down grab bar used in handicap bathrooms.  These bars are for accessibility to the toilet area for disabled and bariatric patients. If there is no friction hinge the bar may … Continue reading

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Friction Hinge Used in A Novel Configuration

I was thinking about ways that friction hinges could be used in a way other than rotary. Because a friction hinge is 2 concentric elements we could use the configuration with a force, in either direction, axially.  No changes would … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Damper Used as A Braking Mechanism

Some mechanical systems whether they produce rotary motion or linear motion usually need to cease moving for one reason or another. Most pneumatic systems cycle and have a soft material stop to avoid banging and the vibration produced. In cases where free fall from the … Continue reading

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Medical Applications for Friction Hinges and Rotary Viscous Dampers

In medical and clean room environments free floating particles are a concern because of possible contamination of products and people. One of the benefits of our rotary viscous dampers and friction hinges is the lack of particulation. We have no metal … Continue reading

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Slow Close Toilet Seat Case Study

I have been studying the various mechanisms needed to achieve a true long lasting slow close toilet seat. For years a few high quality seat makers have produced mechanisms that were purely mechanical to achieve a slow close seat. When … Continue reading

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Case Studies in Choosing a Mechanical Motion Technologies LLC Friction Hinge

In the image shown above we see an application for a precision friction hinge.  The product shown above is a back rest for use in a critical care facility. It supports a weak back when using the commode. The green … Continue reading

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