75th Anniversary - Future Advancements

75th Anniversary - Future Advancements

May 15, 2021

Future Advancements

On May 15, 1946 the viscous torsional vibration damper was presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers by Bernard E. O’Connor, assistant chief engineer of the Houde Engineering Division of Houdaille-Hershey Corporation.

That’s right! 75 years ago today the original viscous damper was introduced and then patented in Buffalo, NY by who is now Vibratech TVD.

This week we’ve looked back on those years and the historic lineage that carries it through to Vibratech TVD today.  What drove its invention. How manufacturing and advertising has changed. Advertising.  The impact across commercial industries.

What will the next 75 years bring?

75th Anniversary - Advertising Through the Decades

75th Anniversary - Advertising Through the Decades

May 13, 2021

Advertising Through The Decades

Advertising presents a brand and distills its value to its clearest form.  In a short space it must grab your attention, create awareness and persuade you to action.  There has been advertising since the inception of the Houdaille viscous torsional vibration damper in 1946.  Scroll on for a fun glimpse of well-crafted product marketing through the lense of media art and social-economic change.

75th Anniversary - Manufacturing Then & Now

75th Anniversary - Manufacturing Then & Now

May 12, 2021

Viscous Torsional Vibration Damper Manufacturing:  Then and Now.

The viscous torsional vibration damper has evolved with advancements in manufacturing.  From production on manual lathes to high speed robotic machining cells.  Today, quality systems deliver repeatable accuracy.  Reduction by design and remanufacturing programs minimizes environmental impact.  Last, research and developing new proprietary technologies push the use of viscous dampers in extreme environments.  Vibratech TVD is the leader powertrain OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers source to help solve their torsional vibration challenges.

75th Anniversary - Invention To Innovation

75th Anniversary - Invention To Innovation

May 11, 2021

Invention To Innovation: the Houdaille Torsional Vibration Damper

V-J Day August 15, 1945 and the resulting peace treaty marked an end to World War II.  A new era of life began in America.  Industries would apply the technology advancements of the war to commercial use.  Inter-city trucking began to compete against railroads to speed commerce and help build a new economy.  Now if only commercial diesel truck engines had optimal vibration control for prolonged durability.

Vibratech TVD Introduces Severe Duty Damper For Cummins ISX / X15

Vibratech TVD Introduces Severe Duty Damper For Cummins ISX / X15

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.