Frequently Asked Questions
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Attributes of LORD MR Fluid
How does the iron affect the properties of MR fluid?
How is MR fluid viscosity measured?
What are the components of LORD MR fluid?
What determines the viscosity of MR fluid?
What is the best model for how MR fluids behave?
What is the density of MR fluid?
What is the molecular weight of MR fluid?
What kind of iron particles are used in making LORD MR fluid?
Can LORD MR fluids be recycled?
Does LORD MR fluid affect the ozone?
Is LORD MR fluid hazardous?
Can MR fluid be exposed to the air then resealed?
Do LORD MR fluids settle?
Does the MR fluid change volume during activation?
How can one be sure that the fluid is mixed properly?
How consistent is LORD MR fluid performance over time?
How does fluid settling affect the performance of MR devices?
How does temperature affect MR fluid?
Iron particles in oil sounds abrasive? Are there issues with abrasion?
What is the maximum allowable pressure for MR fluid?
What is the operating and storage life of LORD MR fluid?
What is the time response of MR fluid?
Comparing MR To Other Technologies
What are the differentiating factors of MR technology to conventional electro-mechanical approaches?
What is the difference between Magneto-Rheological (MR) and Electro-Rheological (ER) fluid?
What is the difference between MR fluids and ferrofluids?
Designing MR Devices
How are MR devices sealed?
How do I generate a sufficient magnetic field for a given application?
Is it possible to create an MR fluid valve that is normally closed and then opens when power is applied?
Is there a “power off” solution for short-term operation (at least a few seconds)?
Is there a way to vary damping other than by varying the magnetic field?
What are LORD Corporation’s MR technology development capabilities?
Where can I find a free Finite Element Method Magnetics (“FEMM”) software package?
Selecting And Using Lord MR Fluids & Devices
How can I control a MR Device?
How much power can RD-1005-3 (MR Linear Damper) take?
I have a syringe demo that doesn’t work anymore. Why?
Is heat dissipation an issue if a MR damper is continuously on?
What are the different properties of LORD MR fluids?
What are the major differences between the MR Controllable Friction Damper (RD-1097-01) and the MR Linear Damper (RD-1005-3)?
What should I consider about my application before making a decision on which LORD MR fluid to purchase?
Why is the force needed to compress the RD-1005-3 (MR damper) slightly larger than the force required to extend the damper?
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