ACE Controls, a leading supplier of deceleration and motion controls, has launched a suite of engineering tools related to industrial shock absorbers, vibration control, gas shock size and safety. These tools are part of a new ACE Controls website relaunch.
The site’s calculation program makes sizing ACE product easy. By entering some basic technical information into the calculator, engineers can select the right vibration control, shock absorber or gas spring for their application. Engineers can also calculate shock absorber safety levels by entering the direction of movement, type of application and technical specifications. More after the jump. Image below hotlinks to the ACE Controls Calculations page.
In addition to the calculation program, the new site has several other helpful engineering resources. Users can access informational videos with tips, tutorials and demonstrations relating to ACE products. Also available on the website is ACE’s VibroChecker application software, an easy and efficient way to measure vibration. The site also includes an extensive library of CAD models and product catalogues.
Visit the new website at www.acecontrols.com or call ACE at (800) 521-3320.
Edited by Mary C. Gannon, Senior Editor
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