Cushioning is needed in many machines and systems in which moving masses must be braked within defined parameters. Typical examples are adjustments of cushioning characteristics for different operating states and independent recognition of loading states. Individual parameters can be:
An adjustable cushioning function is, for example, needed for conveyors for production goods. In order to achieve high efficiency, high process speeds of the palettes are needed. And this requires an optimum short and soft braking of the conveyed materials. The attenuation characteristics of the cushioning attenuators must therefore be adjusted to the load status of the palettes. This task is solved by a controlled RheDamp with parallel-switched position measurement systems. This allows for control of the start of targeted attenuation and individually regulated speed-position braking characteristics as a function of the palette load.