Airpot’s pneumatic damping products are specifically designed to provide unparalleled damping and energy dissipation accuracy by eliminating friction from their working elements. The materials used have built-in lubricity, high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent stability under temperature/humidity extremes, close coefficients of thermal expansion, and non-deteriorating performance due to age or non-use. The basic parts are a graphitized carbon piston, precision ground to millionths of an inch TIR inside an annealed, borosilicate glass cylinder with a precision fire-polished bore. READ MORE
The Airpot Dashpot and Airpot Snubber cover a wide range of applications in which accurate control of motion, force and impact is required. The devices accomplish this by using the piston to force ambient air through an orifice at a controlled rate to dissipate kinetic energy. They prevent damage and violent or inaccurate response caused by shock and vibration in sensitive equipment and components, reduce impact noise and wear, provide simple, low cost, adjustable speed control without external power and allow non-electrical timing capability.
What are the differences and how do they provide accurate pneumatic control of force and motion?
Snubbers: (pneumatic shock absorbers):