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Shock-Absorbing Microbumpers

TecsPak microbumpers are made from a thermoplastic elastomer reportedly 10 X more durable than rubber and 20 X tougher than urethane equivalents.

The bumpers are said to offer higher kinetic energy absorption than competitive alternatives and retain original performance parameters over millions of cycles. They feature a performance/mass ratio that makes them ideal for mechanisms requiring small size and low weight. They come in a range of sizes with rated energy capacities of 20 to 9,4000 in.-lb (2.2 to 12,700 N-m).

Minor Elastomer Products Corp.,
3480 Swenson Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174,
(630) 377-2576,

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