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Vibration Damping

Dashpot damping is one of the simplest ways of eliminating vibration. The Airpot dashpot excels in providing a high ratio of damping-to-friction force.

Application Examples

In tape and film processors (as shown at right), a two-way damping Airpot significantly reduces idler arm vibration caused by stiction or take-up drive pulsation. The idler can still move freely to accommodate changes in the loop profile. Using an Airpot also improves the response during start-up acceleration.

In high speed fiber optic filament, wire, and textile winders, an Airpot is ideal where oscillation of tension idlers can cause broken filaments.

To View the Best Model's Data Sheet: In the chart below CHOOSE a Damping Direction and CLICK on a Model that offers a force equal to or greater than the MAXIMUM Force in your application.

FORCE CAPACITY GUIDELINES**

MODEL 2K56 2K95 2K160 2K240 2K325 2K444
BORE (inches) 0.22 0.366 0.627 0.945 1.281 1.75
PULL DAMPING DIRECTION lbs force
(Starting from fully retracted position)
0.5 1.4 4 9 17 30
PUSH DAMPING DIRECTION lbs force
(Starting from fully extended position)
0.35 1 3 7 13 24
**Note: Best performance for each model will be achieved at or below input forces shown above. Maximum force capability is higher and is based on % of available volume displaced.

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