Product —  20th Mar 2019

One of a kind: Geislinger produces largest dampers worldwide

Geislinger Dampers with an outer diameter of five meters can be produced at Geislinger Korea Ltd.

South Korea is one of the world’s leading industrial nations – in 2018, South Korea reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest shipbuilder in terms of its volume of orders. Company groups such as Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding, Samsung Heavy Industries or STX Heavy Industries are well known in the shipbuilding industry worldwide. Additionally, South Korea belongs to one of the most innovative countries in the world with its investment in research and development ranking high among OECD countries.

Picture 1: South Korea is also referred to as a “shipbuilding powerhouse” – in 2018 the Republic of Korea reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest shipbuilder in the world.
Picture 1: South Korea is also referred to as a “shipbuilding powerhouse” – in 2018 the Republic of Korea reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest shipbuilder in the world.

Geislinger Korea Ltd., located near the port in Busan, is Geislinger’s largest production and service center in Asia. Since its establishment in March 2013 Geislinger Ltd. has multiplied its capacity. Equipped with state-of-the-art machine tools, Geislinger Korea produces couplings, torsional vibration springs dampers, and viscous dampers for the Asian market. The size of Geislinger Korea’s production units ranges from 0.5 up to five meters in diameter and all the large dampers are produced at Geislinger Ltd. in Busan. Most of the products which are manufactured in Korea are used for marine applications.

Picture 2: Geislinger Damper; Picture 3: Geislinger Korea Ltd. – composed of light, glass and transparency, the Korean subsidiary reflects Geislinger’s mission statement “Leaders in Engineering”.
Picture 2: Geislinger Damper; Picture 3: Geislinger Korea Ltd. – composed of light, glass and transparency, the Korean subsidiary reflects Geislinger’s mission statement “Leaders in Engineering”.

The Geislinger spring damper and the Geislinger viscous damper (Vdamp ®) can solve nearly every possible torsional vibration challenge. The Geislinger Damper provides consistent behavior throughout its service life and reliably protects many parts of different propulsion systems. Geislinger works with advanced materials such as high-grade steel in order to develop high-quality and long-lasting damper solutions which are perfectly fitted to individual applications. More than 60 years of experience in steady state torsional vibration calculation with the Geislinger TVC software tools, but also with FEM, transient simulation such as ice class calculation or short circuit simulation allow us to select the proper product selection for solving each torsional vibration problem.