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World Leader in the Field of Shock & Vibration with Over 60 Years of Industry Experience: Taylor Devices

Issue 99

Taylor Devices was founded in 1955 by Paul H. TAYLOR, as the USA’s leading independent manufacturer of energy management devices.  The company has a long and rich history in the design and production of shock and vibration isolation products,including Dampers, Shock Observers, Vibration Isolators, Gun Mounts, Shock Transmission Devices, Fluid Springs, Air Springs, Machined Springs, Shock Isolation Systems and Satellite Deployment Systems, are fully certified by the U.S. Government, as well as NASA and various federal and corporate agencies. Their products have been utilized in aircraft, missiles, satellites, spacecraft, ships, submarines, radars, tracked vehicles, and gunnery systems. 

Shock absorbers are something that we usually do not consider as an important part of everyday life, but they truly are essential with many different applications and are used on a wide range of commercial and military vehicles. They are also used in more than just vehicles, they are also used in bridges, highways and buildings to absorb the impact from earthquakes and high winds. Different applications require different types of shocks and different materials. A rubber shock absorber cannot be used on a vehicle while a cylindrical shock absorber cannot be used on a highway. All the situations require a specific shape and type of shocks to be used for the required tasks.