• TPC high-performance plastic: Thermoplastic elastomer on a copolyester basis High durability and resistance to media * No swelling, embrittlement or decomposition of the material, as is the case with rubber * Large temperature range
  • Special process for conditioning the material: High damping percentage and high energy absorption in the smallest space Reliable return behavior Increased service life in comparison to rubber pads
  • Design of the structure: Standard product portfolio with 3 series x 2 degrees of hardness Individual configuration for customized solutions possible
  • Expertise in design and production at Zimmer
  • Usability independent of velocity
  • 100% recyclable due to thermoplastic properties

* For chemical and media resistance see Damping technology catalog



  • The BasicStop profile dampers feature high-performance plastic and a specifically developed profile. It acquires its unique properties after receiving a special treatment. These properties allow it to absorb maximum amounts of energy even under the toughest conditions, while also achieving high damping rates.

Damping vs. springing

  • Conventional rubber pads only have a very small damping percentage and are more of a spring than a damper. Use of these pads hardly takes any kinetic energy from the system, which in turn can lead to damage to the system.
  • This is where the BasicStop brand profile dampers are setting new standards in the realm of material damping with their high damping percentage. Through the friction in the material, a large part of the kinetic energy is converted into heat, whereupon the structural damper returns to its original form (viscoelastic damping).

Emergency stop protection in the movement axis of a spindle tailstock

End-position damping in the linear axes of production modules from ELHA


Machine door damping in a machining center


Axial Standard

  • Design: Axial
  • Degrees of hardness: 55D, 40D
  • Energy absorption per stroke: 2 - 2,951 Nm
  • Damping percentage: up to 75%

Axial Advanced

  • Design: Axial
  • Degrees of hardness: 55D, 40D
  • Energy absorption per stroke: 450 - 17,810 Nm
  • Damping percentage: up to 65%

Radial Standard

  • Design: Radial
  • Degrees of hardness: 55D, 40D
  • Energy absorption per stroke: 1.2 - 427 Nm
  • Damping percentage: up to 60%