Friction dampers

Friction dampers from SUSPA® are suitable for damping impacts and vibrations. All friction dampers developed by SUSPA® are designed for the respective product application so that an optimal movement sequence or optimal vibration behavior is achieved.

 

Systems

Among our systems you will find the friction damper that is perfectly tailored to your needs for every requirement and use.

  • Standard System

    For applications that require constant damping.


    Advantages

    • Price/performance ratio
    • Simple structure


    Designs

    • RD 10 - the adaptable damper: flexible in installation lengths and end fittings
    • RD 12 - the robust damper: for higher loads
    • RD 16 - the smart damper: cost-optimized damping system
    • RD 18 - the proven damper: used millions of times
    • RD 35 - the heavy duty damper: for the highest loads
  • Soft Start System

    For higher requirements for comfort and noise reduction.


    Advantages

    • Significantly lower structure-borne noise and vibrations
    • Noise minimization
    • Energy savings
    • Higher spin speeds
    • Optimal for load measurement with distance sensor
    • Reduction of ground forces


    Designs

    • RD 18 FL - the innovative damper: for noise and vibration optimization
    • FB 18 FL - the innovative damper with spring: for noise and vibration optimization with integrated spring function.
    • RD 18 LL - the all-rounder damper: for stable and quiet running
    • RD 18 FF - the sensitive damper: with soft linear characteristics
    • RD 32 FK - the steady damper: with linear characteristics
    • RD 10 FK - the flexible damper: flexible when it comes to installation lengths and end fittings, with linear characteristics
    • FB 006 FK - the flexible damper with spring: flexible in installation lengths and end fittings, with soft linear response behavior
  • Sensor System

    With integrated distance sensor system in friction dampers.


    Advantages

    • Load detection
    • Deflection by imbalance
    • Distance / position determination 


    Designs

    • RD 18 FFS - the intelligent damper: cost-effective plug & play sensor damper
    • RD 32 FKS - the precise damper: for maximum measuring accuracy
  • Spring Leg System

    For applications that require a suspension / damper unit.


    Advantages

    • Space-saving with small installation space
    • Complete system
    • Use as a supporting system 


    Designs

    • FB 006 - the adaptable damper with outer spring: flexible in installation lengths and end fittings, with high spring rate
    • FB 008 - the adaptable damper with inner spring: flexible in installation lengths and end fittings, cost-optimized solution
    • FB 18 FL - the innovative damper with spring: for noise and vibration optimization with integrated spring function
    • FB 006 FK - the flexible damper with spring: flexible in installation lengths and end fittings, with soft linear response behavior
  • Suspension System

    For varied applications, such as for washing machines with a vertical axis of rotation.


    Advantages

    • Constant damping behavior throughout the production life
    • Very good management of ever-increasing loads in the washing machine


    Designs

    • Exterior tube suspension: higher damping force for washing machines with a vertical axis of rotation
    • Interior rod suspension: robust damping of washing machines with a vertical axis of rotation

SUSPA® Inc.

Phone 616.241.4200

Fax 616.531.3310

sim@us.suspa.com

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SUSPA® Inc.

Phone 616.241.4200

Fax 616.531.3310

sim@us.suspa.com

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Functionality

What is a friction damper? How is the damper built and what forces are acting? We present the most important characteristics of the SUSPA® friction dampers to you here.

  • What is a friction damper?

    Friction dampers are damping elements that convert the kinetic energy of moving components into thermal energy, thus reducing hard stops or avoiding excessively large vibration amplitudes.

  • Structure of a damper

    Friction dampers essentially consist of a housing, a tappet, and a friction element that acts like a connecting member. The damping or friction force is generated by the friction element due to the relative movement between the housing and tappet.

  • Friction forces

    The friction or damping force can be controlled via the friction element.

  • Characteristic curve of the damper

    Different characteristics are available for friction dampers. These range from linear force progression to soft start to spring-supported characteristic curves. In this way, we are able to create the ideal damper from our modular system for the respective application. The friction forces are temperature and speed-dependent

  • Additional advantages

    • Environmentally friendly
    • Low weight
    • Long service life

Sector finder

Friction dampers from SUSPA® are mainly used in automatic washing machines.