ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces

MC75 is designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial automation and medical applications.

ACE Controls

ACE Controls makes a variety of industrial shock absorbers.

ACE Controls Inc., a manufacturer of industrial vibration and motion-control technology, has released its MC75 Family of miniature shock absorbers. These small units can provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, material handling, packaging, medical, electronics, and robotics applications, said the Farmington Hills, Mich.-based company.

Founded in 1963, ACE Controls claimed that it introduced the first adjustable industrial shock absorber. The Stabilus company said it is now an internationally recognized expert in the field of industrial damping technology. ACE Controls’ portfolio includes automation control, motion control, vibration control, and safety products.

ACE MC75 ready to install

Designers across multiple industries are often tasked with decelerating loads quickly and without recoil in their machines. However, machine designs don’t always allow for a full-size damper, and the damper must be easy to install.

ACE Controls miniature shock absorber

MC75 miniature shock absorber. Source: ACE Controls

ACE Controls said the MC75 addresses these challenges. The damper features an energy capacity of 75 inch-pounds per cycle and 250,000 inch-pounds per hour.

Available in weight ranges from 0.5 to 2.5 pounds through 55 to 160 pounds, units have a very short length of 2.77 inches. They also feature a 0.40-inch stroke length and deliver low return forces, said the company.

ACE added that its miniature shock absorbers include a robust construction and one-piece outer body filled with temperature-stable oil.

In addition, the MC75 dampers are self-compensating — able to react to changing energy conditions without adjustment, said ACE Controls. It said the MC75 includes the following features:

  • Continuous outer body thread with lock nut
  • Integrated positive stop
  • Maintenance-free
  • Ready to install

ACE said customers can access its online calculation tool to determine the right shock absorber for their applications, as well as its configurator tool to select the appropriate accessories for the MC75.


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ACE Controls

ACE Controls makes a variety of industrial shock absorbers.


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