Tag Archives: motion control

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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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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Successful Material Selected

Every application has certain requirements. One requirement that is crucial is from which materials do we make the Rotary Viscous dampers and friction hinges. After years of testing in environmental chambers and the real outside environment we have been successfully … Continue reading

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Friction Hinge Operation Mode

Friction hinges have quite a few modes of operation. Almost all friction hinges rely on a physical interference between mechanical elements to achieve their holding ability. We can achieve the interference by creating a round spring cylinder, called a wrap-band, … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers and Motion Control

I have seen a few innovative applications for the rotary viscous dampers. A pair of products that caught my eye were spinpod and bubblepod.  They were excellent applications for the rotary viscous dampers.  They clearly demonstrate that  rotary viscous dampers … Continue reading

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Engineering Innovation

I am writing this blog to let engineers know about my self designed motion control damping and friction hinges. When I see a potential application for my specialized engineering I will discuss details and hopefully spur engineers to see future … Continue reading

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