Crane & Industrial Buffers

Taylor Crane Buffers are fluidic type shock absorbers designed for heavy duty, severe service applications. 

Heavy Duty Crane & Industrial Buffer Solutions

In a modern steel plant, maximum productivity requires maximum equipment capacity and high operational speeds. In the case of the steel mill overhead traveling crane, higher capacity and higher speed has greatly increased the potential for collisions.

Almost all electric traveling cranes utilize some sort of industrial buffer or bumper for the purpose of eliminating or minimizing damage. Protection of this type is required for three major types of collisions:

  1. Crane to Crane
  2. Crane to Building
  3. Trolley to Bridge End Stop


A crane bumper (or industrial buffer) is a device installed for the purpose of absorbing the energy of a moving crane, thereby protecting the crane, the building it may operate in, and personnel in the immediate area from damage caused by collision.

The hydraulic crane bumper has proven itself to be the most reliable and least costly method of protecting crane, operator, and plant from the hazards of crane collisions, even under 100% full speed impact conditions.

These large Fluidicshok type buffers and coil spring reset with capacities of up to 14,000,000 inch-pounds are available in a heavy-duty mill-type design. Over 60 sizes are standard. Long stroke buffers are available with up to 120-inch deflections and capacities to one hundred million inch-pounds, making this the highest capacity standard shock absorber in the world.

Taylor Devices’ industrial buffers are fluidic type shock absorbers designed for heavy duty, severe service applications. They absorb the total impact energy of the application and convert this energy to heat. After impact, internally mounted coil springs gently restore the buffer to its original un-stroked condition.

W-Series Crane Buffers

Known as the “Ultimate Shock,” our W-Series crane buffers are our standard buffers for absorbing impacts. Uses include overhead crane buffers, car stops, elevator buffers, and much more.

Custom Crane Buffers

Taylor Devices also offers custom crane buffers for just about every application. If you are unsure about which crane buffer you will need, please contact our team today for more information. 

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Additional Crane & Industrial Buffer Information

Optional mounts can be ordered such as:  foot, front flange, and side mounted adapted bracket are also available. AIST crane specifications provide for crane buffers mounted on adjacent sides where bridges or trolleys come together. Please specify if this condition is applicable. 

Special sizes available to 60 in. stroke and 60 million in-lb capacity. Consult factory for details. If you desire, Taylor engineers can recommend a crane or industrial buffer for specific needs. Call us or submit your information now to take advantage of this free service.

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The following update is from company president, Alan Klembczyk.

March 20, 2020

To the Customers of Taylor Devices:

Due to the ongoing dynamics of the situation with respect to the Coronavirus, I feel that it is necessary to update our customers yet again. As of today, there has been a significant development for us, so I want to convey our current status.

The Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, today updated his Executive Order mandating that 100% of their workforce stay home, with certain exceptions.

Before explaining how that impacts us, please allow me to clearly state that we continue to monitor and adhere to the advice of the appropriate public health agencies. Our Executive Management team is in continuous communication with each other and we are reacting accordingly to minimize any possible impacts that this situation may cause in satisfying all our customer’s needs.

We continue to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Niagara County Health Department for news and advice on steps that should be followed. We are following the recommendations of those agencies.

Because Taylor Devices provides products and services for defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government and is a contractor to the US government, we are continuing our operations on a limited basis to support our requirements. This allows us to maintain at least a minimal workforce, including some office staff and some personnel who are supporting manufacturing, assembly, and testing operations.

We have taken substantial measures to allow certain other employees to work from home if their job function allows. Therefore, we are fortunate to be in a position that allows us to maintain many functional aspects of our Company while still practicing cautious measures to inhibit the spread of the Coronavirus.

Please continue to be assured of the following points:

  • TDI Management has taken substantial measures to maintain our ability to meet our obligations to our customers while adhering to the recommendations and regulations of government agencies. Our workforce remains confident, high- spirited and healthy. We have a sufficient workforce that have adjusted their work schedules as necessary. We remain confident that we will continue to meet the ongoing challenges that the situation is presenting to us.
  • Our Purchasing team is in continuous communication with our suppliers so that we can be updated on any delays that may occur. To date, there still have been no delays in receiving our raw materials, purchased components or outside services that affect our final product.

  • We are managing this crisis with plans and protocols, which includes the ability for many of our employees to work remotely and seamlessly to support our customers while keeping our employees safe.

  • Our cleaning service at our factory has stepped up cleaning and disinfecting, especially in high-use areas such as bathrooms and lunchrooms.

  • We have eliminated non-essential travel.

  • We have put into place a policy of reporting any personal travel by staff or family members outside of Western New York to Human Resources to determine if any quarantine measures will need to be taken, especially if the travel is to high-risk exposure areas or on cruise ships.

  • We have added a formal visitor pre-screening process that we now require all visitors that enter our facilities to complete.

Please be assured that Taylor Devices continues to hold a very high standard for all our customers while ensuring the safety of all our employees and our professional associates. Our Sales Staff is always available to answer any questions that you may have, and we will continue to support our customers to the absolute best of our abilities.

Thank you very much for your confidence in us to manage this challenging situation.

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