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Springs & shock absorbers
Springing across industries
Lee Spring offers components that can be used across all industries – from medical systems to cars and even toys...
Cheap catalogue springs: A false economy?
When you’re sourcing commodity components, there can seem little at first glance to differentiate parts of different cost. So does it make sense simply to go with the cheapest option? Emma Burgon, ...
Custom engineered solutions for a range of industries
Having manufactured and distributed stock precision engineered components for over 150 years, and with 100,000 stock items to choose from, Associated Spring Raymond states that it is capable of ...
A life-saving solution for railways
Safety in the event of fire is essential in the rail industry, something which became even more important following the King’s Cross Station fire of 1987. In urban areas, however, railway tracks ...
Vibration-damping tool holder
Based in Denmark, AH Industries has been at the forefront of the wind turbine industry since the mid 1980s, and today its parts are found in around 10% of wind turbines operating around the world....
Solution stops truck body rattle on uneven surfaces
A new jounce bumper design
When travelling without a load it is common for a truck’s body to rattle due to the vibrations caused by uneven road surfaces. Over time, this can cause damage to the chassis and even cracks in the ...
Working with a team from Ossberger, DuPont capitalized on the flexibility of its Hytrel thermoplastic elastomer and Ossberger blow-moulding technology to simplify an automotive jounce bumper ...
Anti vibration technology is helping to ensure a smooth ride on vehicles ranging from the new Lamborghini Aventador to cars with smaller and lighter fuel-efficient enginesAs well as ensuring smooth ...
Shock absorber benefits Team GB Olympic gold medal winner
The stock of the shotgun used by Peter Wilson, who won the gold medal in Thursday's Olympic men’s Double Trap Shooting final, was fitted with a ‘green pad’ shock absorbing pad supplied by Ace ...
Antivibration dampers for motors
A wide variety of applications including medical equipment, analytical instruments, security camera control and engraving machines suffer from noise or vibration generated by the small motors used. A ...
Meeting application demands with spring solutions
There are so many springs types available that it would be impossible to mention more than just a fraction of these, so here we take a look at three types – disc springs, wave springs and spiral ...
Spring applied wind turbine brakes
Spring applied brakes from INTORQ, from 0.1 to 2400Nm, are available in the UK from Techdrives.The company’s brakes are used in wind turbine installations, in particular where normally-on spring ...
Intelligent damper range offers design benefits
A range of intelligent dampers have been introduced by German manufacturer Bansbach which it claims are set to revolutionise damping technologies. Available in the UK from Albert Jagger, the EasyERF ...
What’s in a gas spring?
Gas springs offer many benefits and are therefore used in applications we see every day. But how are they constructed and what features do they offer to design engineers? Phil Burge, communication ...
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