Everything you need to know about our dampers

How does a damper work?
What does soft-close movement mean?
What is the torque?

In this section you can find in-depth content on Cultraro dampers and the advantages they offer when installed on your everyday objects.

Browse through the contents and discover all the secrets of our dampers!

  • Rotary dampers applications

  • Rotary dampers are gear-like devices that can limit and slow down the movement of a moving piece of equipment, absorbing excessive vibration and noise and preventing components’ wear. 

    Reliable and high-quality dampers can protect delicate components and extend the life of the products in which they are installed.

  • Mini linear dampers

  • Mini linear dampers are the smallest and most versatile solution to energy absorption demands.

    Thanks to their compactness, mini linear dampers can be installed in a variety of handling devices and pivoting objects

  • 5 objects where you didn’t know there was a push push latch

  • Push push latches are push-to-open mechanisms that allow doors and flaps to be opened with the touch of a finger, resulting in silent movements and a modern and clean design, as in the case of handle-less furniture.

    Thanks to their small size, push push latches can be used on a wide variety of applications.

  • Dampers in household furniture

  • When decorating a home, people are looking for furniture that is durable and of high quality as well as aesthetically pleasing.

    In the case of cupboards, wall cabinets and drawer units, doors and drawers must be able to be opened and closed easily, without creaking and without slamming.

  • Why does it move so smoothly: 10 places where you didn't know there was an axial damper

  • Axial dampers work in a similar way to other dampers, because the viscous fluid and the position of the blades contained inside them determine the damping force that the damper can apply to the load.

    What makes axial dampers unique is their positioning on the object, because they are applied directly on its axis of rotation. Because of this, axial dampers can be used in a variety of objects.

  • The use of dampers in means of transport

  • Comfort and safety are essential preconditions for travelling.

    Whether moving by car or motorbike, by train or plane, diver and passengers must feel comfortable, free of nuisance or distraction.

  • Why does it move so smoothly: 7 places where you didn't know there was a linear damper

  • Linear dampers provide a smooth and linear deceleration of doors and components subjected to an opening or closing force, thanks to the viscosity of the fluid inside them which absorbs and mitigates the impact.

    Applying a linear damper to an object makes it possible to manage the loads to which the object is subjected, both when it is in constant contact with the damper and when the contact between the load and the damper occurs when movement has already begun. Therefore, linear dampers are applied in a wide variety of objects.

  • Why does it move so smoothly: 10 places where you didn't know there was a rotary damper

  • Rotary dampers absorb and slow down rotary motion modifying the stroke and reducing vibration, noise, impact and wear on the components of objects and devices.

  • Rotary dampers in electric car charging port

  • Car components are subject to a multitude of stresses that can affect their durability and quality.

    Abrupt movements and shocks of various car components can damage or reduce their optimal performance, such as with mirrors and fuel filler doors.

  • The use of dampers in electronics

  • Both on workplaces and homes, there are plenty of electronic devices that we use everyday.

    Electronic objects have doors, covers and various components that are frequently moved during use. The frequency and mode of use of these components can cause them to wear out quickly or become noisier than necessary, affecting the overall performance of the device.

  • Linear dampers in household appliances

  • Linear dampers are used in household appliances to make the movement of structures quiet, smooth and safe, mitigating the impact, avoiding damage and noise and increasing the life of the mechanical and electric parts.

  • Motion dampers

  • Motion dampers are the perfect solution to preserve the quality of an item.

    Motion dampers are useful movement controllers because they can safely dampen speed and slow down masses.


    Through their damping force, motion dampers support controlled movement when lifting and lowering lids and doors and when closing and opening doors, reducing wear on the carrier and preventing sudden stops and excessive noise.

  • Rotary damper mechanism

  • A rotary damper is a small tool that can be incorporated into many devices, enabling them to operate with a smooth and controlled motion


    The working mechanism is very simple and it is based on the torque, i. e. the intensity of resistance.

  • Rotary dampers in automotive sector

  • Rotary dampers are small but essential component for a soft and smooth opening and closing movement and are used in many sectors, such as furniture, medical, electronics and aerospace industries.

    Among them, rotary dampers are also used in the automotive sector to improve the perception of quality, silencing the movement of internal and external mechanisms of the car and prolonging its life.

  • Torque dampers

  • Torque dampers are designed to provide a smooth and silent damping mechanism, commonly used in applications such as soft-closing toilet seats or small doors and box units.

    Torque dampers are invisible, but essential to achieve a smooth and sleek controlled motion.

  • Linear dampers and industrial shock absorbers

  • Linear dampers and industrial shock absorbers provide a smooth, linear deceleration of a given load, using a medium such as transmission fluid or silicone oil to control the deceleration.

  • Soft-close movement

  • User-friendly, high-quality objects need technologies that make them easier to use, preserve their lifespan and improve the user experience.
    Just think of floor or wall cupboards in the kitchen: slamming doors or ovens that close quickly contribute to the deterioration of the whole piece of furniture and they are also annoying because of the noise they produce.

    This is where dampers come in.

    When installed on a lid or door of an object, the damper provides the object with what is described as a 'soft-close movement': a soft, slow opening and closing that requires no effort because all it takes is the touch of a hand.

  • Motion control

  • Controlling the movement

    Closing a door with just the touch of a hand, avoiding harsh shocks and noise: this is what dampers are for.
    Dampers are true motion decelerators, which offer not only control when opening and closing, but also silence and smoothness, thus preserving objects from wear and tear.

  • What are linear dampers?

  • Linear dampers are the ideal solution when you want smooth deceleration when opening or closing a door, or when raising or lowering an object, such as a car armrest.

    Linear dampers enable control of the speed of moving parts, preventing shocks and noise and significantly extending the life cycle of the product on which they are installed.

  • Door slowdown solutions

  • How many times has a child pinched their fingers when closing a door? And how many times have doors slammed noisily because of draughts? How much time is wasted searching for an object with the right weight - yet not too bulky - to keep the office door open?

    A damper is all you need to avoid all these small daily mishaps.

  • What are axial dampers?

  • Constantly opening and closing lids and doors may lead to quick wear and tear, due to the resulting fast movements and vibrations. The use of dampers to slow down the movement allows shocks and noise to be absorbed, thus extending the life cycle of the product with smoother actions.

    Amongst the many types of dampers on the market, axial dampers are some of the most commonly used in small applications, to facilitate the closing and opening of doors and flaps.

  • What are rotary dampers?

  • Rotary dampers are mechanical components that, by slowing down movement through continuous rotation, make the use of the object on which they are installed more controlled and comfortable.

    Rotary dampers are used on vehicles but also on doors and lids in a wide variety of areas to prevent them from having uncontrolled movement and to ensure that they absorb shocks, vibrations and noise that may damage equipment or prevent it from working at its best.

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