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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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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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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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Furniture Designers and the rotary viscous damper

Cubicles are famous for these overhead bins, sort of similar to what you see in airplanes. In cubicles you must hold these in place so they don’t come crashing down disturbing your neighbors or whacking yourself in the head. To … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers In Bathroom Safety

The public bathroom is a great place for convenience, yet must remain safe to use for everyone. Think of all the items in the bathroom that swing open, up or down.  Baby changing stations, grab bars, stall doors, shower seats, medicine cabinets and … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous Dampers, Safety and Vibrations

In the engineering design field we come across situations where we wouldn’t think vibrations could cause a major problem.  One case being tilt switches. Usually a pendulum type actuator is used in a safety circuit to release a held down cutoff … Continue reading

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Friction hinge, Rotary Viscous Dampers and 3D printing

In the world of friction hinges and rotary viscous dampers 3d printed components are making headway in the form of interface components . When a RVD or friction hinge is needed for a component in larger assembly a quick low … Continue reading

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Rotary Viscous dampers for Medical Devices

Many medical devices such as hospital equipment, emergency equipment and prosthetic devices are examples of applications that could use friction hinges or rotary viscous dampers. Elbow joints,  knees and ankles are good examples. In the arena of hospital equipment we … 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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