Viscoelastic Shock Absorbers

Simple Design – High reliability

Energy capacity 1,000 Nm/Cycle to 400,000 Nm/Cycle
Stroke 12 mm to 850 mm

The self-adjusting Viscoelastic Shock Absorbers are designed on the principals of hydrostatic compression to combine the funtions of a shock absorber and a spring.

The advantages are a high damping coefficient, a low sensitivity to temperature changes and increased security by integrated static preload.

Viscoelastic shock absorbers are being used across a wide range of applications within heavy industry. Examples include, Material Handling, Rolling Mills, Defense, Waterways and Paper production.

Technical data

Energy capacity 1,000 Nm/Cycle to 400,000 Nm/Cycle

Stroke 12 mm to 850 mm

Dynamic force range 6,000 N to 1,100,000 N

Static force range 6,500 N to 740,000 N

Impact velocity range 0.5 m/s bis 5 m/s. Other speeds on request.

Operating temperature range -20 °C to +50 °C. Other temperatures on request.

Mounting In any position

Positive stop Integrated

Material Outer body, Rod end button: zinc plated steel or painted grey; Piston rod: zinc plated steel

Damping medium Visco elastic fluid

Application field Industry, Material Handling, Rolling Mill, military, Waterways, Paper Industries


The shock absorber can be pushed through its stroke. In creep speed conditions the shock absorber provides minimal resistance and there is no braking effect.

On request

Special options.


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