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Brian LeBarron

Brian LeBarron is a published author and guest speaker on the topic of torsional vibration and damper development in performance applications. He is a marketing representative at Vibratech TVD.
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Vibratech TVD Welcomes Nick Orefice To Customer Service Team.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 10/19/18 10:49 AM


Join us in welcoming Nick Orefice to our Vibratech TVD customer service team. Nick brings over 12 years of professional service technician experience.

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Topics: Company News

2018 Engine Expo - Novi: Quick 5 With Vibration Solutions Manager, Aaron Neyman.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 10/3/18 9:13 AM

2018 Engine Expo - Novi is approaching. The North American showcase for the latest in engine technology takes place Oct. 23-25. Held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

Vibratech TVD Product Engineering & Vibration Solutions Manager, Aaron Neyman will present "Lightweight Viscous Dampers in High Temperature, High Performance Engines." at the Open Technology Forum.

While you'll need to attend the forum to learn the insights first hand, we (VB) did catch up Mr. Neyman as he prepares for it.

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Topics: Company News, Viscous Dampers

2018 Engine Expo - Novi: The Vibratech TVD and Fluidampr Connection.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 9/5/18 9:02 AM



Start Your Engines.

In the mid-1980s professional race engine builders approached Vibratech TVD. They understood why a viscous damper would benefit them.  Our mutual challenge was to apply Vibratech TVD's extremely durable, commercially proven crankshaft viscous damper technology to motorsports. The Fluidampr brand was born.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Crankshaft Damper Development

Vibratech TVD's Performance Damper Division, Fluidampr Sponsors AETC

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 11/6/17 10:41 AM

Vibratech TVD's performance damper division, Fluidampr is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) presented by Motor State Distributing.  This two day event (Dec. 5 - 6) is at the Indiana Convention Center before the Performance Racing Industry show.  AETC is the conference to...

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Topics: Company News Tests Fluidampr Performance Damper.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 9/20/17 11:24 AM

FluidamprĀ® performance viscous dampers are a fully owned product of Vibratech TVD. They are the leading viscous damper in the performance racing industry and can be found on an OEM endurance racing team down to the grassroots level. Professional engine builders install a Fluidampr performance damper as a fundamental building block to help achieve long term durability. Increases in torque and horsepower are often realized as a result of improved efficiency by minimizing torsional vibration. Recently, our friends at, a prominent automotive performance digital publication, discovered just that. They achieved a whopping 12 whp peak gain at 5,600rpm and 19ft-lbs peak gain at 3,650rpm with their Volkswagen Golf R MKVII project car.

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Topics: Company News, Crankshaft Damper Development, Viscous Dampers

Discover the Latest In Torsional Viscous Dampers.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 9/13/17 9:46 AM

Meet Vibratech TVD sales and engineering staff at Engine Expo USA 2017. According to show promoters, this is "The must-attend event for anyone involved in the design and development of OEM engines and powertrains as well as the sale or procurement of engine components, engine manufacturing systems, engine accessories, new technologies and materials." The convention takes place October 24 - 26, 2017 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

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Topics: Company News

Servicing A Houdaille Torsional Vibration Damper.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 5/31/17 10:33 AM

Large industrial heavy duty diesel and gas compression engines can see a life-cycle in excess of 50 to 60 years. Field technicians and operators today may be responsible for servicing equipment that dates back to the 1950s - 1960s. At the time those engines were manufactured they were likely to have been equipped with a Houdaille Industries, Inc. designed and manufactured torsional vibration damper (TVD). Viscous style torsional dampers from that era are commonly referred to as a Houdaille damper.

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Topics: Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing

An Early History of the Torsional Viscous Damper

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 5/31/17 9:00 AM

"Houde's announcement of the new damper says: 'It should prove one of the most important engineering discoveries of recent years.'"  Buffalo Evening News.  March 13, 1946.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers

Vibratech TVD To Discuss Engine Damper Service At EGCR.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 5/10/17 9:00 AM

The Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable (EGCR) welcomes Vibratech TVD to present an educational seminar on heavy-duty engine damper service. The conference will take place from May 23 - 25, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.  Senior Design Engineer and Vibration Solutions Manager, Aaron Neyman will speak on Wednesday, May 24 from 2:40pm - 4:10pm.

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Topics: Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing

Vibratech TVD To Present At 2017 AMC Engineering Conference.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 4/18/17 9:00 AM

Vibratech TVD Sr. Design Engineer, Aaron Neyman will present "Damper Integration Advancements Through Simulation & Modeling" at the 2017 AMC Engineering Conference. The event takes place April 25 - 27 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Topics: Company News


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