Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers are devices used to stop a moving load smoothly and slowly. Shock absorbers can be hydraulic or pneumatic and are used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications. RS Components offer a range of high-quality pneumatic shock absorbers, absorber stop collars and mounting equipment from leading brands such as Festo, SMC and ACE.

How does a shock absorber work?

Shock absorbers are self-contained devices that use compressed air or oil under pressure to provide a soft cushion or damping effect. The compressed air or pressurised oil is forced through a series of internal valves which restrict the flow. They convert kinetic energy of a load which is then dissipated to atmosphere.

Applications for a shock absorber

Shock absorbers are used in a wide range of applications. They are used where energy absorption is needed. Typical applications include

  • Suspension systems
  • Automation control
  • Robots
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders
  • Vibration control
  • Dispensing and vending machines
  • Pumps and motors
  • Linear actuators

Shock absorber types

Shock absorbers can be adjustable or self-compensating. Adjustable types have a manual adjustable dial which enables you to adjust the device to suit the load. Self compensating types typically use hydraulic oil which is forced through small orifices as the piston retracts.


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Description Price Manufacturer Series Body Length Overall Length Connection Type Maximum Energy Capacity Per Hour Maximum Energy Capacity Per Cycle Return Force Minimum Operating Temperature Minimum Return Force Compatible With Maximum Operating Temperature Thread Size Maximum Return Force
RS Stock No. 834-241
Mfr. Part No.MA 225EUM
BrandACE
£73.65
Each
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MA 88mm 118mm M20 x 1.5 45000Nm 25Nm 5 → 10N 0°C 5N - +66°C - 10N
RS Stock No. 834-229
Mfr. Part No.FA 1008 VB
BrandACE
£56.31
Each
Units
FA 51mm 65.5mm M10 x 1 3600Nm 1.5Nm 3 to 6N 0°C 3N - +66°C - 6N
RS Stock No. 268-0563
Mfr. Part No.MC 25 MH
BrandACE
£34.72
Each
Units
MC 43mm 57.6mm M10 x 1 22600Nm 2.8Nm 3 → 6N 0°C 3N - +65°C - 6N
RS Stock No. 834-257
Mfr. Part No.MA 600EUM
BrandACE
£116.92
Each
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MA 106.6mm 143mm M25 x 1.5 68000Nm 68Nm 10 → 30N 0°C 10N - +66°C - 30N
RS Stock No. 768-1631
Mfr. Part No.RBC2015
BrandSMC
£69.11
Each
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RB 73.2mm 105.2mm M20 x 1.5 - 58.8J - -10°C - - +80°C - 20.5N
RS Stock No. 686-2652
Mfr. Part No.RBC1412
BrandSMC
£61.63
Each
Units
RB 67.3mm 92.8mm M14 x 1.5 - 19.6J - -10°C - - +80°C - 15.98N
RS Stock No. 725-080
Mfr. Part No.RB2015
BrandSMC
£67.21
Each
Units
RB 73.2mm 88.2mm M20 x 1.5 - 58.8J - -10°C - - +80°C - 20.5N
RS Stock No. 834-235
Mfr. Part No.FA 1210 MB
BrandACE
£57.82
Each
Units
FA - 84mm M12 x 1 6000Nm 3Nm 5 to 10N -5°C 5N - +65°C - 10N
RS Stock No. 268-0585
Mfr. Part No.MC 75EUM-3
BrandACE
£45.36
Each
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MC 52mm 70mm M12 x 1 28200Nm 9Nm 4 → 9N 0°C 4N - +65°C - 9N
RS Stock No. 366-3345
Mfr. Part No.MA 150 M-B
BrandACE
£74.02
Each
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MA 70mm 92.5mm M14 x 1.5 35000Nm 17Nm 3 5N 0°C 3N - +65°C - 5N
RS Stock No. 480-3803
Mfr. Part No.BV 20 SC
BrandACE
£44.03
Each
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AH - - - - - - - - MA225EUM, SC300EUM0-4, SC300EUM5-9 - - -
RS Stock No. 480-3847
Mfr. Part No.MB 25
BrandACE
£20.58
Each
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MB - - - - - - - - 068-0686, 268-0692, 268-0709, 268-0715, 268-0721, 268-0743, 268-0759, 366-3317, 366-3323, 366-3339, 834-257, 834-263 - - -
RS Stock No. 366-3250
Mfr. Part No.MC 150 M
BrandACE
£62.85
Each
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MC 69.1mm 86.6mm M14 x 1.5 34000Nm 20Nm 3 → 8N 0°C 3N - +66°C - 8N
RS Stock No. 366-3373
Mfr. Part No.AH 25
BrandACE
£10.51
Each
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AH - - - - - - - - 366-3317, 366-3323, 366-3339, 834-257, 834-263 - M25 x 1.5mm -
RS Stock No. 366-3317
Mfr. Part No.MC 600EUM
BrandACE
£95.60
Each
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MC 110.3mm 141.9mm M25 x 1.5 68000Nm 136Nm 5 → 10N 0°C 5N - +66°C - 10N
RS Stock No. 268-0642
Mfr. Part No.SC 300 M-3
BrandACE
£69.74
Each
Units
SC 87.4mm 117.4mm M20 x 1.5 45000Nm 33Nm 5 → 10N 0°C 5N - +66°C - 10N
RS Stock No. 725-096
Mfr. Part No.RB1412
BrandSMC
£59.80
Each
Units
RB 67.3mm 79.3mm M14 x 1.5 - 19.6J - -10°C - - +80°C - 15.98N
RS Stock No. 366-3244
Mfr. Part No.MC 10 MH-B
BrandACE
£34.57
Each
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MC 28.5mm 38.5mm M8 x 1 4000Nm 1.25Nm 2 → 4N 0°C 2N - +65°C - 4N
RS Stock No. 366-3402
Mfr. Part No.PP 225
BrandACE
£4.64
Each
Units
PP - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 480-3819
Mfr. Part No.BV 25 SC
BrandACE
£61.79
Each
Units
AH - - - - - - - - MA600EUM, SC650EUM0-4, SC650EUM5-9 - - -