Motion Dampers and Lid Stop Dampers

Uncontrolled movements when opening and closing, lifting and lowering lids are dangerous, uncomfortable, and stress on the material.

Stabilus motion and lid stop dampers from the STAB-O-SHOC product line will solve this problem.

Through their damping force, each damper supports controlled motion during lifting and lowering of lid applications; they also reduce material wear by avoiding hard stops in the end position.

Properties/Characteristics: Motion Damper and Lid Stop Damper

STAB-O-SHOC HD dampers from Stabilus are the most cost-efficient type for safe and reliable damping of uncontrolled movements.

As standard motion and lid stop dampers, they are characterized by a simple design, which makes them easy and inexpensive to manufacture. Further advantages are their high quality and safety levels, outstanding performance, and long service life of each damper.

STAB-O-SHOC oil-hydraulic motion or lid stop dampers come in two basic types; damping force is laid out either in the direction of tension or compression. It is characterized by a damping force required in only one direction of motion. It can also be varied path-dependent via the stroke by means of bypass grooves.

As simple lid end stop and motion dampers they are designed for vertical, orientation-specific mounting. However, when equipped with an additional, closed separating element, they can also be installed regardless of orientation.

Therefore, they are ideal as vibration dampers. 

For a function overview of our STAB-O-SHOC damper product line, please refer to the selection matrix.

 

Damper Product Variants

Typical Motion and Lid Stop Dampers

  • STAB-O-SHOC HD 15 – orientation-specific standard damper for low damping forces
  • STAB-O-SHOC GD 15 – orientation-specific standard damper for low damping forces with additional extension force
  • STAB-O-SHOC GD 15 SP – damper for low damping forces with positive force transmission in both directions of motion, non-specific mounting orientation, and additional extension force
  • STAB-O-SHOC HD 24/29 – orientation-specific standard damper for high damping forces
  • STAB-O-SHOC GD 24/29 – orientation-specific damper with separating piston for high damping forces in tension and compression direction with additional extension force
  • STAB-O-SHOC GD 24/29 SP – damper with separating piston, for higher damping forces with positive force transmission in both directions of movement, additional extension force, and non-specific mounting orientation.

Motion end stop dampers with low damping forces

With return With push-out force Product description
x x STAB-O-SHOC HD 15
- x STAB-O-SHOC GD15
- x STAB-O-SHOC GD15 SP
STAB-O-SHOC HD 15

Even small and light-weight lids and armatures can present risks.

Especially if they open by themselves or if their fall is not braked. In the worst case, fingers will get squeezed.

To prevent this from happening, there is now the STAB-O-SHOC HD 15 from Stabilus. It gently dampens the motion, and due to its small, simple design it can easily be integrated into any application.

Function

The standard STAB-O-SHOC is a mounting orientation-dependent, non-pressurized oil hydraulic damper, which is preferably installed vertically. Positive and direct force transmission is possible in only one direction of motion.

Advantages

  • Damping force up to 800 N
  • Damping forces one-directional, in special cases also bi-directional
  • Non-pressurized, no extension force
  • Orientation-dependent mounting, with piston rod down or up
  • “Plunger damper” – simple design

Applications

  • Glove compartment
  • Bar cabinets
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Storage cubicles
  • Lid dampers
STAB-O-SHOC GD15

The STAB-O-SHOC GD 15 is used whenever light force assist is desired in addition to gentle damping.

Function

In this proven damper from Stabilus, the interior is under higher pressure than in the standard STAB-O-SHOC. The resulting extension force will extend the piston rod automatically. In the compression direction, the damping force will increase by the amount of the extension force.

Advantages

  • Damping force max. 800 N
  • Damping forces one-directional, in special cases also bi-directional
  • With extension force
  • Orientation-dependent mounting, with piston rod down or up

Applications

  • End position damper
  • Light flaps
  • Soft top damper, e.g., convertible top
  • Foot-operated parking brakes
  • End position damper
STAB-O-SHOC GD15 SP

Furniture designers like to let their ideas run free. That requires dampers that can be installed in any position.

Function

Like the GD 15, the STAB-O-SHOC GD 15 SP is under higher internal pressure, which provides additional extension force. In addition, a separating element separates the working chamber from the equalization chamber, enabling positive, direct force transmission in both directions of motion.

Advantages

  • Damping force max. 800 N
  • Damping forces one- or bi-directional
  • With extension force
  • Positive, direct instant damping
  • Non-specific mounting orientation
  • Piston rod installation in any direction

Applications

  • Consoles
  • Light flaps
  • Furniture fittings

 

Motion end stop dampers for high forces

With return With push-out force Product description
- x STAB-O-SHOC HD24/29
- x STAB-O-SHOC GD24/29
x - STAB-O-SHOC GD24/29 SP
STAB-O-SHOC HD24/29

Whether in vehicle manufacturing or for heavy doors and flaps – the STAB-O-SHOC HD24/29 are reliable dampers optimally suited for many applications with high force requirements.

Function

In this standard design, they are orientation-specific. Different piston variants allow degressive, progressive, or almost linear curves, which can be adapted to the application at the factory. We can also design models with path-dependent damping.

Advantages

  • Damping forces up to 9000 N
  • Damping forces can be set independently of each other in the tension or compression direction at the factory
  • Non-pressurized, no extension force
  • Position-dependent mounting, with piston rod down or up

Applications

  • Washing machine damper
  • Commercial vehicle seats
  • Smoke exhaust flaps
  • Heavy lids and doors that open vertically
STAB-O-SHOC GD24/29

Where heavy lids need to be moved, the force assist provided by the STAB-O-SHOC GD 24/29 from Stabilus comes at just the right time. Opening a convertible roof, for example, will become a piece of cake.

Functions

Due to the increased internal pressure, the piston rod will extend automatically. Otherwise, design and damping characteristics are similar to those of the STAB-O-SHOC HD 24 standard damper.

Advantages

  • Damping force max. 9000 N
  • Damping forces can be set independently of each other in the tension or compression direction
  • With extension force
  • Orientation-dependent mounting, with piston rod down or up

Applications

  • Seat damper (vertical vibration damping)
  • Soft top damper (e.g., convertible top)
STAB-O-SHOC GD24/29 SP
The STAB-O-SHOC GD24/29 SP is a gas damper with a separating piston. Consequently, it can be installed in any orientation, for example as an overrunning brake damper in vehicle manufacturing applications.

Thanks to the fine-tuned damping force in both directions of motion the damper is highly suitable for the swinging vibration load in commercial vehicles – a true individualist.

Function

Upon reversal of the direction of motion, its damping force will start directly and without slip. Like all other dampers from Stabilus, it is maintenance-free and will work absolutely flawlessly for many years.

Advantages

  • Damping force max. 9000 N
  • Damping forces can be set independently of each other in the tension or compression direction at the factory
  • With extension force
  • Positive, direct instant damping
  • Mounting in any orientation

Applications

  • Overrunning brake damper
  • Seat damper (vertical vibration damping)
  • Soft top damper (e.g., convertible top)