The torsional vibration steel spring damper allows for lowest life-cycle cost (LCC).


Lowest cost of ownership
Lowest cost of ownership

The Geislinger Damper protects your system reliably by reducing engine excited torsional vibrations. The fatigue resistant steel springs of the Geislinger Damper optimize the natural frequency of the system in order to eliminate most of the critical resonance. Additionally, the Geislinger Damper enables a more compact design of the whole propulsion system. This reduction in total weight leads to a better efficiency along with less loaded components and consequently longer service intervals. Supporting state-of-the-art engines, the Geislinger Damper helps to reduce energy costs significantly.

Customized solutions
Customized solutions

The Geislinger Damper is specifically designed for larger gas and diesel engines as well as reciprocating compressors. Geislinger offers tailor-made solutions for your torsional vibration challenge along with torsional vibration calculation, manufacturing, commissioning and measurement analysis. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, we tailor each product precisely for any individual system, providing the perfect solution for your application.

Built to last
Built to last

The Geislinger Damper provides consistent behavior throughout its service life and reliably protects crankshafts, camshafts, intermediate and propeller shafts and all kinds of reciprocating 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. With more than 60 years’ experience in torsional vibration calculation Geislinger is one of the leading experts in providing the best solution for a safe and reliable operation.

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A tuned torsional vibration steel spring damper that reduces torsional vibrations.

Geislinger damper

The Geislinger Damper is a tuned torsional vibration damper. The steel springs optimize the natural frequency of a system in order to eliminate most of the critical resonance. The Geislinger Damper is specifically designed for large engine applications. It provides constant stiffness and high damping throughout its service life. The Geislinger Damper is often used in combination with a Geislinger Monitoring System which enables an early detection of critical loads.

It reliably protects crankshafts, camshafts, intermediate and propeller shafts in all kinds of reciprocating systems. By changing the critical frequency, the Geislinger Damper also helps to avoid a barred speed range.

As modern engines tend to create more than one critical frequency, Geislinger has developed dual damper solutions as well as combinations of a Geislinger Damper and a Geislinger Vdamp®. This design flexibility guarantees the best solution for every type of engine.

The damper is usually mounted to the free end of the crank or camshaft and consists of a primary and a secondary section. Between these sections, groups of steel leaf spring packs are arranged. These spring packs, together with intermediate pieces and the secondary section, form chambers which are filled with pressurized engine oil.

The steel springs are tuned to optimize the natural frequency of each individual system. Engine oil is used to reduce torsional vibrations by wearless hydraulic damping.

The damper´s elasticity is determined by its shape and number of springs. Thereby, the torsional system is detuned and the most critical resonance is eliminated.

If the exterior section vibrates in relation to the inner one, the leaf springs bend and the pressurized engine oil is pumped from one chamber into another. This reduces the relative motion of the two parts and thus dampens the residual torsional vibrations.


  • Low life-cycle cost
  • Tailored to your system
  • Precise calculation and defined properties
  • No aging
  • Long periods between overhauls
  • Condition-based maintenance with Geislinger Monitoring
  • PTO/PTI coupling can be integrated
  • Geislinger Worldwide After Sales Service

technical data

  • Dimensionless damping factor: 0.2 – 0.5
  • Ambient temperature: -10°C to 120°C
  • Diameter: 0,3m to 5 m


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