Damping for railroad couplings

We manufacture industrial shock absorber, vibration damper, deformation tube (crash element), visco elastic / hydrostatic buffer, heavy duty shock absorber and customized shock absorber according to individual customer requirements.

Shown is a gas-hydraulic buffer made by LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH, which is integrated into train couplings.

Damping for special applications

Customized shock absorber mounted within the supports of a flight simulator. The buffer was developed according to individual customer requirements as an end stop and specially manufactured for this application.

Damping for heavy mechanical engineering

Hydraulic crane buffer mounted on the portal frame of a container crane.

Damping for end of track buffer stops

Heavy duty shock absorber integrated in a bumper as end stop.

Damping for conveyor technology Y-axis

Hydraulic industrial shock absorbers mounted on a storage and retrieval machine as fall protection of the lift car in an emergency. (application in Y-axis)

Damping for conveyor technology X-axis

We develop double-acting hydraulic industrial shock absorbers which can be mounted on a moving object, in this case a storage and retrieval machine. (application in X-axis)

Damping for water locks / sluices

Hydrostatic / visco elastic buffer by LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH for protecting the water lock entrance, mounted on a buffer beam.

Damping for special vehicles

Hydraulic shock absorber (suspension strut) installed in a chassis of an amphibious vehicle.

Damping for special vehicles

Gas hydraulic suspension strut installed in a chassis (single wheel suspension) of a shuttle car, which is used deep underground in an electric-powered system.

Development and Manufacture of Damping Technology

“More than 50 years of successful customer relationships around the globe and the continuous development of our products for a wide range of applications in the field of industrial shock absorbers confirm our strength and expertise in the field of damping technology.”


LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH



Company Profile

LEBEN manufactures hydraulic industrial shock absorbers, vibration dampers, buffers, deformation tubes, hydrostatic / visco-elastic buffers & special shock absorbers according to individual customer requirements.

The company LEBEN was founded in 1967. In its early years, the family-run company developed, among other things, ski groomer vehicles for ski runs. Since 1980, only shock reducing elements and vibration dampers are developed and manufactured under our trademark Compenser®. More than 50 years of successful customer relationships around the globe and the continuous development of our products for a wide range of applications confirm our strength and expertise in the field of damping technology.

Calculation of industrial shock absorbers:

The calculation of our shock reducing elements is carried out in compliance with the VDI Directive VDI 2061 "Modular elements for reduction of shock effects". Our products comply with the relevant regulations of the EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
We are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, a tribute to our quality policy.

Product portfolio of industrial shock absorbers:

In view of the wide range of applications for damping technology, LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH provides different types of shock absorbers, including Gas Hydraulic Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers, Emergency Shock Absorbers as end stop (emergency stop at end position), Shock Absorbers for Operational Load Cycles and Irreversible Shock Absorbers.
For use at extreme high temperatures or low temperatures, we offer our damping fluid Compensol®.
Our goal is to meet each individual requirements of our customers!

On this homepage you will find an excerpt of our wide Product Portfolio of standard shock reducing elements, also known as industrial shock absorbers or hydraulic buffers. In the section of Special Shock Reducing & Vibration Absorbing Elements we offer you an insight into special designs for customised damping technology.
If you have any questions about a damping element that is not listed - for example a vibration damper, a visco-elastic damper or a damping system for earthquake protection - please send us an individual Inquiry for a joint problem solving and designing.

Industrial Shock Absorber

Railway coupling

Gas-hydraulic industrial shock absorber of the company LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH installed in a railway coupling.

Industrial shock absorbers stacker conveyor

Conveyor system

An industrial shock absorber of the series “C-Type” by the company LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH. The shock absorber is mounted on a storage and retrieval machine and is equipped with a sensor to monitor the movement of the piston rod which is pressed during operation.

Characteristic: Dynamic application with high deceleration.

Hydraulic Crane Buffer

Crane system

Hydraulic industrial shock absorber of the “S-type” series from LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH mounted on an intermodal crane. The buffer was equipped with rubber bellows over the piston rod.

Characteristics: High-energy damping due to large moving mass.

Industrial Shock Absorber

End of track stop

An end of track shock absorber of the “S-Type” series from LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH with a very long piston rod. The buffer was integrated into the concrete base at the end of the railway track by means of an installation tube.


Industrial Shock Absorber

Quality Assurance

Each of our products is thoroughly inspected before delivery, including the evaluation of the static characteristic curve.

Depending on the requirements, it is possible to provide various test certificates. (2.1 factory certificate, 3.1 material certificate, measuring protocol, layer thickness and structure protocol for painting, etc.)

Supply chain:
“Made in Germany”

The Company LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH produces product-specific parts in-house according to the customer’s requirements. We also maintain reliable relationships with our long-standing suppliers from our immediate environment, which we understand as an extended workbench.

Industrial shock absorber components
Industrial Shock Absorber

Depth of manufacturing

For machining, LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH relies on various CNC machining centers, among them well-known manufacturers such as TRAUB, EMCO and WFL.

Processing of maximum component sizes:

  • Length: up to 4500 mm
  • Diameter: up to 700 mm


New developments can usually be tested dynamically, statically and permanently loaded in-house. In case of very high energy absorption, the tests of our products are carried out at recognized institutes such as TÜV Süd GmbH.

Industrial Shock Absorber

“Grand succès” – Project ARIANE with LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH




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DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

International certification of the quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

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Current catalogue of our shock absorbers (standard versions) – The catalogue includes hydraulic shock absorbers (gas hydraulic and mechanical spring) and deformation tubes (irreversible crash elements).

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General Terms and Conditions of LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH

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Directions (description of how to get to LEBEN)

By train or car

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Quick overview of our company


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General Purchasing Conditions of LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH


Latest news from the company LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH on current projects, new shock absorbers and related engineering topics.

Current catalogue industrial shock absorbers

Current catalogue industrial shock absorbers

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LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH
Max-Reger-Straße 7
D-82335 Berg
Phone +49 (0) 8151 / 57 68
Fax +49 (0) 8151 / 51 89 2
Register court: Munich HRB 47378
Managing Directors: Anneliese Leben, Bernhard Starker, Richard Zepf
VAT ID: DE 128234079
Tax number: 117 / 131 / 20113


LEBEN-Dämpfungstechnik GmbH
Altenstadter Str. 11
D-86987 Schwabsoien
Phone +49 (0) 8868 / 18 06 06 – 0
Fax +49 (0) 8868 / 18 06 06 – 99

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