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Vibratech TVD Introduces Severe Duty Damper For Cummins ISX / X15

Posted by Brian LeBarron on Apr 23, 2020

As Vibratech TVD continues to supply OE customers as an 'essential' manufacturer during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also taken the moment to review our replacement parts catalog to best supply service centers.  Heavy Duty parts and service managers now have two excellent Vibratech TVD damper choices for servicing their Cummins ISX / X15 owners.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Company News, Engine Damper Service & Remanufacturing

An Early History of the Torsional Viscous Damper

Posted by Brian LeBarron on May 31, 2017

"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

Viscous Damper Silicone

Posted by Brian LeBarron on Jul 28, 2015

Vibratech TVD has perfected the use of silicone for over 70 years in viscous damping applications.  As a vibration damping medium, silicone provides four key properties.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers

Why A Viscous Damper Optimizes Performance

Posted by Brian LeBarron on Feb 19, 2015

In our previous post, we explained torsional vibration.  Torsional vibration can be categorized under Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) and directly impacts powertrain performance and durabality, plus affects the operator.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers

How Does A Viscous Damper Work?

Posted by Brian LeBarron on Feb 5, 2015


In Part 1 we defined a viscous damper as a fundamental component to create durability and efficiency in a powertrain system by reducing torsional vibration.

To understand what torsional vibration is, we turn to Aaron Neyman, Vibratech TVD Snr. Product Engineer and Torsional Vibration Analyst who stated in an exclusive interview:

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Torsional Vibration

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