The most compact and lightweight shock absorbers available anywhere.
We manufacture the only industrial shock absorbers that automatically adjust themselves to different impact conditions. A patented exclusive of Taylor Devices, we offer three different series of self adjusting shock absorber units available in 16 sizes. By offering a wide variety, we help get you the exact shock absorber for your energy absorption needs.
Like any other shock absorber, our Fluidicshoks convert kinetic energy to thermal energy. However, ours our the only ones that are self adjusting. They are small, extremely compact industrial shock absorbers, so simple in design that they have only five major parts. Capacities of up to 19,200 inch-pounds are available from 15 basic sizes of these miniature shock absorbers. Reset is accomplished either by low force internal coil springs, or by a high force internal liquid spring. The liquid spring reset is superior to competitive shock absorbers because it prevents dirt, ice, or excessive drive inputs from binding or bottoming the Fluidicshok.
Because our patented “Fluidic Damping System” can be double acting, reset is gentle even with the high liquid spring force. Three models of the Fluidicshoks are damper types with no reset system. These units feature mono-tube M-series Fluidicshok construction and the choice of single or double acting output.
W-Series Fluidicshoks are available in four sizes of up to 19,000 inch-pounds capacity. W-Series crane buffers are available in eleven sizes of up to 4,000,000 inch-pounds capacity.
The Uni-Shok, available in six models, has a capacity of up to 5,000 inch-pounds, suitable for most industrial energy absorption applications. Metric versions of the Uni-Shok are available for export. The self adjusting shock absorbers are competitive with most custom orificed or manually adjustable designs.
Learn more about each industrial shock absorber below or contact our team today to help you find exactly what you are looking for based on your needs.
C = Compression damping, free extension
T = Tension damping, free compression
TC = Double acting damping
Any desired damping force up to the maximum listed can be set at any specified velocity between 1 in/sec. and 200 in/sec.
Includes all the features of the M-SERIES standard Fluidicshok®, plus the following heavy duty equipment:
You can connect with us on the following social media channels as well for all the latest news and information from Taylor Devices
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:
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.
Please stay tuned for more updates to come.