Modern Industries’ hydraulic shock absorbers allow you to control motion where you need it most. Our line of self-contained hydraulic shock absorbers comes with many years of field-proven design reliability and consistent operations. There’s no need for external attachments or power sources, and the sleek design controls noise, vibration, impact, and motion.
Modern Industries’ hydraulic shock absorbers are precisely engineered to provide longer machine life, reduce structural fatigue, and reduce premature failures. Our vast product line offers solutions to fit the needs of most customers, and our quality has been proven with over 70 years of manufacturing operations.
When selecting the right shock absorber for any application, it’s important to understand how these products work and the available types. Here you’ll learn about these different types as well as the benefits and applications of each option in our product line.
Hydraulic shock absorbers operate using the principle of converting kinetic energy, or movement, into thermal energy. The shock absorber’s fluid is forced through restricted valve systems and outlets, causing hydraulic resistance.
The hydraulic shock absorber captures and controls the load when it meets the shock, and then the stroke slowly decelerates the load. An appropriately sized shock absorber will be able to easily “catch” the load and “control” it until the shock’s stroke ceases. Throughout the stroke, the mass’s velocity sees a gradual reduction until the stroke stops entirely.
You can tell that the shock absorber is functioning properly when the mass remains constant at the beginning and end of the stroke. A bounce at the beginning or end could indicate a poorly adjusted or incorrect shock absorber. The shock absorber should facilitate a constant reaction force across the entire stroke.
There are three main types of hydraulic shock absorbers that you can use for various applications.
Each of our hydraulic shock absorber designs offers unique benefits for different types of applications. Our models can meet most energy absorption application needs. Learn more about each one below.
If you’re looking for high-quality hydraulic shock absorbers for your application, you’ll find plenty of reliable products at Modern Industries. Depending on what you require, we offer a range of shock absorber designs with standard and common sizes available. If you require a custom solution, we also have the ability to provide you with a unique design to meet your application’s specifications.
With our precision machining services, Modern Industries manufactures the parts that many industries require to build their products. Using our heat treatment processing solutions, we make metals both stronger and tougher. Our laboratory testing services allow for quality assurance across all of our products. For enhanced efficiency, we offer quick-change modular tool holding and work holding devices. Our customized hydraulic motion control devices increase the longevity and effectiveness of all types of industrial equipment.
Since our establishment in 1946, Modern Industries has developed into a leading manufacturer of hydraulic shock absorbers and other industrial parts. We operate based on a set of principles that have been with us since the beginning, including continual innovation, corporate social responsibility, competitive pricing, and ethical conduct.
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