Structural Protection Products

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.


More than 600 buildings and bridges now use Taylor dampers. Our products are made in the United States at our two manufacturing facilities in North Tonawanda, New York. Watch our introductory video to learn more about how our seismic dampers are used to protect structures all over the world.

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Seismic Dampers

Our dampers resist dynamic motion and remove energy from a structure during wind or seismic events, allowing it to withstand the harsh input energy.

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Lock-Up Devices

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.

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Tuned Mass Dampers

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.

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Why Taylor Devices?

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.