Visco-elastic buffers

Designed to save resources, silicon fluid (SF) shock absorbers combine the energy absorption and return spring functions in a single unit – without the need for an additional gas or mechanical spring stroke return mechanism.

These innovative products take advantage of the unique compression and shear characteristics of specially formulated silicone elastomers.

Some typical appications for silicon fluid shock absorbers are:
» Front mounted shock absorbers to provide protection from frontal and rear impacts caused by vehicle-to-vehicle collisions
» Energy dissipation devices installed in automatic couplers
» Fixed end-of-track stops
» Sliding end-of track stops for smooth control upon impact

Unique features and benefits
» Simple design – high reliability
» High damping coefficient
» Low sensitivity to temperature variations