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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 Tests Fluidampr Performance Damper.

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

Fluidampr® 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

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

Timing Is Everything When Incorporating A Vibration Damper

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 6/21/16 2:30 PM

Timing is everything. Approaching Vibratech TVD early to integrate a torsional vibration damper saves time, provides flexibility, and can reduce complementary parts.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers

Essential Heavy-Duty Torsional Viscous Damper Service

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 6/7/16 10:30 AM

Heavy-duty torsional viscous dampers do wear out. Professional commercial diesel and gas compression engine technicians understand the vital role a crankshaft damper is to ensure reliability. Having a comprehensive crankshaft damper inspection plan and adequate inventory is recommended to mitigate the risk of unexpected downtime.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Company News

Fluidampr® Takes Viscous Dampers To Professional Racing Performance.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 12/2/15 10:22 AM

   In the mid-1980s Vibratech TVD was approached by high level race engine builders to bring the durability and broad frequency range protection of our crankshaft torsional viscous dampers to professional motorsports.  Fluidampr® brand performance dampers originated from this endeavor.  Today, Fluidampr performance dampers are a fully-owned product of Vibratech TVD and continue to be one of the market leading, SFI 18.1 spec, premium crankshaft dampers sold for domestic, import and diesel street use and motorsports applications.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers

Viscous Damper Silicone

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 7/28/15 11:00 AM

Vibratech TVD has perfected the use of silicone for over 65 years in viscous damping applications.  As a vibration damping medium, silicone provides four key properties.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers

Vibratech TVD Recognized as John Deere "Partner-Level Supplier"

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 4/17/15 11:09 AM

Vibratech TVD has earned the distinguished recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program.  The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Torsional Vibration

Why A Viscous Damper Optimizes Performance

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 2/19/15 10:45 AM

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


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