Everything you need to know about our dampers

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

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  • The use of axial dampers on suitcase and briefcase handles

  • If you are a luggage manufacturer, you have probably thought about how to improve your product without spending too much money or making too many changes. So why don't we talk a little bit about dampers?

    Axial dampers are designed to provide controlled and slowed motion, and these dampers revolutionize the way you handle your luggage and offer a host of benefits to travelers.

  • Axial dampers on the frunk lid

  • Axial dampers play a key role in improving various aspects of vehicle performance and user experience. For example, the hood of electric vehicles can be slowed in its closing motion for maximum safety and comfort.

    The term "frunk" is a fusion of "front" and "trunk". It refers to the storage space in the front of some vehicles, particularly electric vehicles. Because electric vehicles (EVs) don't have a traditional internal combustion engine in the front, manufacturers often use this space for additional storage. The trunk provides a convenient compartment for storing items such as charging cables, groceries, or other cargo, separate from the rear trunk. It's a unique feature of many electric vehicles, adding to their practicality and versatility.

  • A guide to choosing the perfect damper for your application

  • Selecting the right damper for your application involves considering various factors such as the type of motion, load requirements, space constraints, and environmental conditions.

    Here's a guide to help you choose the perfect rotary, axial, or linear damper for your specific needs:

  • Enhance Your Home Appliances with Dampers

  • In the ever-evolving landscape of consumer electronics, striking the perfect balance between functionality and ease of use is paramount. An often-overlooked but critical component that contributes to seamless operation is the integration of rotary, axial, and linear dampers

  • What are push-push latches

  • Push-push latches, often referred to as touch latches, are small, easy-to-integrate components that provide secure, quiet closing and opening for cabinets, drawers, doors and more. These compact devices are designed to keep your storage areas neat, secure and easily accessible.

    How do push-push latches work?

    Push-push latches work on a simple yet ingenious principle: press once to open, press again to close. When you push the latch, it releases the door or drawer from its closed position, allowing you to open it smoothly. To secure the door or drawer, push until you hear a satisfying "click”. This audible confirmation ensures that your belongings are secure and out of sight.

  • Improving the Safety and Quality of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with Rotational, Axial and Linear Dampers

  • In the dynamic world of electric vehicles, every component counts when it comes to safety, durability, and overall quality. In this article, we will look at the key features and benefits of using rotary, axial, and linear dampers in the cover of electric car charging stations, with a particular focus on silence, durability, improved application quality, and protection from atmospheric agents.

  • The Importance of Smooth and Quiet Armrest Lid Movement with Rotary, Axial and Linear Dampers

  • In the world of automotive engineering, even the smallest details can have a significant impact on the overall driving experience. One such detail that often goes unnoticed, but plays a critical role in ensuring comfort and convenience, is the armrest cover. In today's cars, these lids are designed to open and close smoothly, quietly and with durability in mind. Achieving this desirable functionality is made possible through the use of rotary, axial and linear hydraulic dampers.

  • Enhance your sailing experience with dampers and push push latches

  • A luxurious sailing experience is about refinement, serenity and attention to detail. The gentle rocking of the ocean should not be disturbed by abrupt and noisy movements of hatches and doors. Rotary, axial, and linear dampers provide the perfect solution to silence and slow down these applications on yachts. Let's take a look at the many benefits of using dampers to dampen the movement of hatches, doors, and other applications, and how incorporating push push latches further ensures safe and worry-free travel.

  • Enhance Your RV Experience with Dampers and Push-Push Latches: Smooth, Quiet, and Secure Closures

  • When it comes to enjoying your RV experience to the fullest, every detail matters - including the movement of lids, doors, and other applications. The annoying noise and sudden slamming of these components can detract from the overall experience. However, with the advent of rotary, axial, or linear dampers, you can now enjoy smooth and quiet closures that enhance your RV adventures. In this article, we'll explore the many benefits of using dampers on lids and doors, as well as the added security of push-button latches for a safe and worry-free trip.

  • Enhancing the Automotive Handle Experience with Rotary and Axial Dampers

  • Rotary and axial dampers are the perfect complement to exterior, interior, and flush handles in the automotive industry. There are many different handles that can be slowed down in cars: exterior door handles, which can be classic or flush handles, and interior handles, which can be door handles or grab handles. The ability to slow down and silence handle movement provides many benefits, including smooth operation, noise reduction, increased durability, and improved quality and comfort. With these dampers, any vehicle can have a premium handle solution that enhances the user experience and exceeds customer expectations.

  • Improve safety and control: dampers for storm/fire doors

  • When it comes to storm and fire doors, safety, controlled motion and reliable operation are paramount.

    At Cultraro, we specialize in the design and manufacture of high quality rotary, axial and linear dampers designed to slow down applications and provide precise control of movement.

  • How Axial Dampers Improve Vending Machine Safety and Reliability

  • Vending machines can be found in almost every industry and serve as a convenient way for people to purchase goods on the go. However, vending machines doors and mechanisms need to be operated smoothly and safely, which is where dampers come in.

    Dampers are game-changer components for vending machines: they can control the opening and closing of doors slowing them down, they can be used on the push feeder inside the machine itself and on more modern ones they can be installed to control various doors, lids and covers or internal movements. It is clear that they are essential components of vending machines, as they help control the opening and closing movements.

  • Silent and smooth: the benefits of a charging port damper for your car

  • The car charging port with axial dampers comes with several benefits, including:

    - Improved Safety: The axial damper technology helps to slow down the movement of the charging port, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries.

    - Increased Durability: The dampers absorb the impact of the closing and opening movements, reducing the wear and tear on the charging port.

    - Smooth Operation: The axial dampers ensure smooth and controlled movement of the charging port, which enhances user experience.

    - Reduced Noise: The dampers significantly reduce the noise generated during the opening and closing of the charging port.

  • Furniture Applications with Rotary, Axial, and Linear Dampers: controlled movements in every room for your house

  • In today's fast-paced world, efficient and smooth movement is the need of the hour. When it comes to furniture, the opening and closing movements of doors and drawers should also be smooth, silent and not causing any harm to the furniture itself.

    This is where the rotary, axial, and linear dampers come into the picture, helping to control the movements and slowing them down.

  • 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 hydraulic dampers

  • Mini linear hydraulic 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 hydraulic damper

  • Linear hydraulic 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 hydraulic 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 hydraulic dampers in household appliances

  • Linear hydraulic 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 hydraulic dampers and industrial shock absorbers

  • Linear hydraulic 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 hydraulic dampers?

  • Linear hydraulic 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 hydraulic 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?

  • Small 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.

    Small 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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