Lock Up Devices "LUD's"

Force and Vibration Control Devices

Granor Rubber & Engineering is proud to be the New Zealand and Australia distributors of Taylor Devices force and vibration control devices.

Taylor Devices is the world leading manufacturer of seismic and other force control devices, with an unrivalled list of project references.

More than 600 buildings and bridges now use Taylor dampers. Taylor products are made in the United States at two manufacturing facilities in North Tonawanda, New York.

Taylor Devices has manufactured fluid dampers since 1955, giving extensive experience and a proven track record of quality and success.

Dampers manufactured by Taylor Devices don’t degrade with age, are maintenance-free and don’t need service or inspection after a seismic event.

Watch the introductory video below to learn more about how seismic dampers are used to protect structures all over the world.


Taylor Devices Brochure

Project References

FVD & LUD clevis-baseplate metric datasheet

FVD & LUD clevis-clevis metric datasheet

Seismic Damper - Bridge Flyer

Seismic Damper - Building Flyer

Open Space Damper System Flyer

More information is also available at: www.seismicdampers.com


Seismic Dampers / Fluid Viscous Dampers (FVD’s)

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.

Seismic dampers resist dynamic motion and remove energy from a structure during wind or seismic events, allowing it to withstand harsh input energy and reduce harmful deflections, forces and accelerations to structures and occupants.

Lock Up Devices (LUD’s)

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.

Tuned Mass Dampers (TMD’s)

Tall slender buildings require damping. Tuned mass dampers are a great option to provide this supplemental damping. Tuned mass dampers control the response of a building’s mass and springs, reducing acceleration when subjected to high winds. Tuned mass dampers can also be used to reduce pedestrian induced vibrations in pedestrian bridges and long span floors as well as human induced vibrations in stadiums and theatres.