Specially designed as per application to save resources, silicon fluid (SF) shock absorbers combine the energy absorption and return spring functions in a single unit – without the need for an additional gas or mechanical spring stroke return mechanism. ARC Visco-Elastic dampers take advantage of the unique compression and shear characteristics of specially formulated silicone elastomers.
Viscoelastic (VE) dampers have been successfully incorporated in a number of tall buildings as a viable energy dissipating system to suppress wind- and earthquake-induced motion of building structures. This type of damper dissipates the building's mechanical energy by converting it into heat. Several factors such as ambient temperature and the loading frequency will affect the performance and hence the effectiveness of the damper system.