Industrial & OEM Shock Absorbers
QA1 has designed and manufactured high-performance shock absorbers for decades. We apply this knowledge, experience and technology to industrial shocks and other motion control solutions.
Whether you need a sophisticated custom design as part of a complete suspension system, a standard component or a semi-custom product, we have the flexibility to make application-specific damper shock systems. We work with a variety of markets, from agricultural and lawn and garden equipment to pesonal mobility chairs. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has the latest equipment, including robotic welders and CNC machines to maintain high quality and consistency standards.
We manufacture twin tube shock absorbers and monotube shock absorbers in a variety of sizes, mounting configurations, spring rates and valving options, all of which can be adjusted to fit your application. Our extensive offering enables you to select your ideal product to provide you and your customers with optimal performance.
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Innovative Solutions for a Variety of Industries
We design and manufacture shock absorbers and motion control solutions for commercial and OE manufacturers in various industries, including:
- Exercise and play equipment
- Transportation equipment
- Medical equipment
- Industrial equipment
- Trucks and trailers
- Neighborhood electric vehicles
- Commercial lawn and garden equipment
- Utility vehicles
- Seat shocks
- And many more!
Leveraging decades of experience in suspension and motion control, we can design and produce a custom solution for nearly any application.
Monorail/People Mover Dampers
Challenge: Develop dampers to control sway and rocking of vehicle cars in monorails and people movers that operate in all types of weather conditions around the world.
Solution: Custom shock absorbers with unique valving and mounting configurations were engineered to obtain the desired motion control of vehicle cars while being able to perform in various weather environments.
Product: Custom Shock Absorbers
Theme Park Rides
Challenge: Spec a damper to control the motion of theme park rides that would provide the desired experience to park visitors while also being serviceable.
Solution: Unique shocks were constructed utilizing standard parts with custom mounting options, making them rebuildable for regular service and keeping R&D costs to a minimum.
Product: Semi-Custom Serviceable Shock Absorbers
Challenge: Develop an aesthetically pleasing shock that would integrate with the current chair design while providing a better ride and optimizing safety for users.
Solution: Worked closely with OEM engineers to develop a small custom coil-over shock to meet design and performance criteria.
Product: Custom Coil-Over Shock Absorbers
Challenge: Create a damper to control the speed at which a piece of playground equipment rotates.
Solution: Leveraged a standard shock with a unique valving system that allows for free motion at low RPM while regulating high-speed rotation.
Product: Custom Speed Damper System
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How A QA1 Adjustable Shock Is Made
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