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Vibration and Motion Control
For over 85 years, we have led the way in developing solutions to manage motion and minimize the noise, vibration and shock that often result. We’ll partner with you to research and design a solution that meets your specific needs.

Shimmy Dampers

LORD Corporation's nose gear shimmy damper uses surface-effect technology to provide consistent damping without maintenance. Instead of using fluids to resist motion, our shimmy damper features a unique rubber formulation with a high-tech lubricant to absorb nose wheel vibration. Designed to provide high performance without hydraulic fluid, our new damper can't leak.

Features & Benefits

  • No Hydraulic Fluid:
    No periodic leaks or loss of damping. No servicing required. Reduced wear of nose gear linkages. Lower operating costs.
  • Consistent Damping from -30° to 150°F:
    No loss of damping at temperature extremes. Reduced wear of nose gear linkages. Lower operating costs.
  • No Performance Degradation Over Time and Use:
    Reduced wear of nose gear linkages. lower operating costs.
  • Large Diameter Shaft:
    Increased durability. Lower operating costs.
  • Simple Design:
    High reliability. Lower operating costs.
  • Form, Fit and Function Compatible:
    Simplicity of use (one-for-one replacement). Compatibility with existing installation.

Consistent Performance

Accelerated life testing of the LORD shimmy damper demonstrates that it performs in excess of 5,000 ground-air-ground duty cycles. This represents a product life of more than 10 years of usage on a typical, high-use, single-engine piston airplane.

New Technology

Just 10 to 20 drops of leakage can cut the performance of a traditional, hydraulic damper in half. But, with our shimmy damper, vibration control remains constant. Due to its surface effect design, the shimmy damper's spring rate, force and energy dissipation can be precisely controlled over time and within a wide range of temperatures. This same patented technology is used every day on heavy-duty trucks and buses, where shock and vibration are severe.

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