Automated machinery and manual designs alike must exhibit minimal vibration and should gently and precisely slow and moving masses on (or engaged with) the design. Our 2020 Design World Trends survey of industry experts indicates an uptick in new applications for shocks, damping, gas springs, and kinematic holding that were previously done manually or run […]
ITT Enidine flight-critical components offer control, comfort, and agility
ITT Inc. and its Enidine brand has added high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to its extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio. Enidine is showcasing its comprehensive energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for rotorcraft applications at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018, today Feb. 27 through Mar. 1, in Las Vegas. See these new technologies at Booth […]
FAQ: Where and why are miniature hydraulic shock absorbers useful?
Recently, I sat down with our editorial director Paul Heney to explore how shock absorbers improve industrial and consumer designs for warehouse storage and retrieval; conveyor and steel-mill end stops; packaging and plastic-bottle machinery; and various robotic and crane setups. We reviewed three small hydraulic shock absorbers from ITT Enidine: Unlike vibration (those small oscillations from […]
Shock and vibration mitigation by design not by mistake
Design engineers and equipment operators often view shock absorbers and isolators as nonessential fixit elements to add to original equipment only if it shows vibration or shock problems. Here we debunk this and other common misconceptions. By Christopher Kudla, Product Manager | ITT Enidine Engineering design is always evolving. With its progress comes a need to […]