Geislinger vdamp®

A broadband torsional vibration viscous damper.
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A broadband torsional vibration viscous damper.

Geislinger vdamp®

The Geislinger Vdamp® is a viscous damper that protects crank and camshafts from possible damage caused by torsional vibrations. The vibrational energy is transformed into heat which then dissipates from the damper’s surface into the ambient air. Due to the improved Geislinger calculation method, the viscous damper can be perfectly fitted to individual systems.

The Geislinger Vdamp® is designed to deliver maximum performance under all circumstances. Geislinger Vdamps® are only available in bolted versions, making overhauls easy to accomplish.

The Geislinger Vdamp® and Vdamp®XT protect engine camshafts and crankshafts from damage caused by torsional vibrations and help to avoid barred speed ranges. The Vdamp® consists of two main elements: the housing and the inertia ring. These parts are elastically connected through silicone oil and high-tech polymer elements. In the event of excessive vibrations, the housing accelerates in relation to the inertia ring. This process shears the silicone oil, and damping occurs. Vibrational energy is transformed into heat and dissipated through the damper surface into the ambient air.

It is also possible to improve your propulsion system performance with a retrofit solution. In-house oil sampling at Geislinger ensures a rapid response and an extremely accurate lifetime forecast.

Every damper is tailored to the specific requirements of your system.

Sophisticated calculation methods, high endurance graphite bearings, and the unique lifetime extension system XT make the Geislinger Vdamp® superior.


  • Precise calculations
  • In-house oil sampling
  • Easy to overhaul
  • Geislinger quality

technical data

  • Diameter: 0,3m to 5 m
  • Various oil viscosities available


  • 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines, reciprocating compressors
  • Marine
  • Power
  • Generation
  • Rail, 
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial applications