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Rotary Viscous Dampers in Furniture Design

One application I have been asked about for the rotary viscous damper is in the furniture industry, industrial, commercial or residential. Overheard bins for file cabinets, movable work surfaces, seating or ergonomic applications where slamming of lids or furniture components … 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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Stainless Steel Friction Hinges

I need to discuss this issue because it it very important when someone is designing a product or system that needs a friction hinge that is stainless steel. There are situations that need components made from stainless steel because of … Continue reading

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We Add A Valuable Feature

There was a recent customer whose product was a fancy shower feature which would have been white noise in their industry if they hadn’t contacted Mechanical Motion Technologies to add our special touch to it. ┬áThe special touch was our … 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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What is a Rotary Viscous Damper?

Basically a rotary viscous damper slows down pivoting objects like LCD screens and toilet bowl lids so they don’t slam. We focus on engineering and manufacturing a Rotary Viscous Damper that has found it’s way into quite a few applications. … Continue reading

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