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.

QUICK SELECTOR

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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