Originally developed for NASA in the 1960s, fluid viscous dampers have successfully transitioned to the civil engineering community for use in protecting buildings, bridges and other structures worldwide. As a 2015 inductee into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, Taylor Devices has been recognized by NASA for innovations for the space program that now improve life on Earth. Stated further, these innovations not only improve life on Earth, but in fact save lives on Earth.
Our dampers resist dynamic motion and remove energy from a structure during wind or seismic events, allowing it to withstand the harsh input energy.Learn More
Lock-up devices allow unrestricted motion when the bridge structure slowly expands and contracts thermally, yet locks the structural masses together under seismic or wind storm conditions.Learn More
Tall buildings require tuned mass dampers. Our tuned mass dampers control the response of a building’s mass and springs, keeping it from moving when subjected to high winds.Learn More
Taylor Devices has manufactured fluid dampers since 1955, giving us extensive experience and a proven track record of quality and success. Our dampers don’t degrade with age, are maintenance-free and don’t need service or inspection after a seismic event.