Damping Grease

Damping grease can be a cost effective engineering tool to control the motion, noise and tactile feel of moving parts. Designers and manufacturers use damping greases as an economical way to build fine tolerances into their products.

The ‘velvet feel’ and virtually silent operation of the focusing mechanisms on microscopes, zoom lenses and other optical instruments is often due to the use of a damping grease. Also the fact that and optical lens doesn’t continue to ‘coast’ when the focus mechanism is stopped can also be the result of a damping grease applied to the focusing threads. Synthetic damping grease can also be used with many mechanical and electrical items/components; generally damping grease is more relevant (but not limited to) any customer operated components such as electronic controls like potentiometers where there is a need to ensure smooth, quiet, controlled motion and make very precise settings possible by hand.

Please take a look at the various damping grease related articles below, including test videos, theory and product selection help.

Damping Grease Stiffness/Viscosity Comparison-Tribosyn 320 Series

Damping Grease Stiffness/Viscosity Comparison-Tribosyn 320 Series

Manufacturers use a damping grease in their device or component for one or more of the following reasons – motion control, haptic feel (quality feel) and noise reduction. When product designers are faced with reducing cost without sacrificing quality, a motion control damping grease can be a valuable tool and…

Photo Scanner Damping Grease Case Study (Rocol® Kilopoise™ alternative)

Photo Scanner Damping Grease Case Study (Rocol® Kilopoise™ alternative)

A prospective customer got in contact seeking an alternative to the now discontinued Rocol® Kilopoise™ damping grease. The application was the opening mechanism of a photo scanner feed table; the customer being a company that specialises in the service and refurbishment of photo scanners. The feed table opening mechanism relies…

Why use an ultrafiltered lubricant in a cleanroom or vacuum environment?

Why use an ultrafiltered lubricant in a cleanroom or vacuum environment?

Sometimes it can be smaller than a grain of sand. Manufacturing equipment in Vacuum and cleanroom environments are so sensitive that even microscopic particulates can cause product failure. In a bearing, for example, any particle that acts like a ‘speed bump’ in the motion of the bearing, no matter how…

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