25 years of high performance guaranteed

Rotary dampers with no service during lifetime

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Challenge accepted

We use engineering to solve your problems

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Rugged mobile testing

Our lab conditions. We acquire data anywhere

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Our clients are focused on the mission

We are focused on improving mobility through our damping solutions

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Why Piedrafita?

We know HOW

With 30 years of experience and its origin in motorsport engineering, Piedrafita's products and services are focused towards SPECIAL MOBILITY SOLUTIONS. Everything we do is based on both, aREAL, deep technical knowledge and thousands of hours of full dedication. During our motorsport era, Piedrafita was forced to improve its engineering solutions on a weekly if we were to win again the following weekend. It is this demanding experience that makes us "UNIQUE" today.

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From MOTORSPORT to TACTICAL vehicles

The defence sector is now utilising a separate set of expertise derived from the motorsport industry. Piedrafita has identified three main areas in which to provide real benefit to defence vehicles: suspension based on full hydraulic rotary dampers, power management based on solid state, and on-board data acquisition under REAL, harsh conditions.

The first two motivated a product portfolio and the third, a testing service catalogue. But those are not the only services we offer, out BRAIN POWER is also at your disposal through our custom ENGINEERING services.

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Heavy Duty
Rotary Dampers

Unparalleled Weight/Damping Performance/Packaging Ratio

Maintenance FREE

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Applications

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Tactical Vehicles

When MOBILITY matters the answer is Piedrafita's Rotary Dampers.
The best defence platforms are using our technology.

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Big loads
Slow movements

Damping big loads in rotary motion with linear dampers is not the best idea.
Piedrafita's rotary dampers offer you high damping torques @ low speed.

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Drag line dipper doors
Tail Gates

Piedrafita's rotary dampers offer you a full hydraulic damping.
Extreme low friction is the cornerstone of their maintenance free lifetime.

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Special Damping

Every development behind our products is available for your project.
You can profit from years of engineering in rotary damping.

Engineering

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Design
Manufacture
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Special hydraulics capabilites

We are experts in hydraulics. Special requirements such as combining damping and actuation, severe environmental conditions, high pressure needs or low friction solution; are Piedrafita's differentiators.

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Is the problem unclear?

Our whole experience helps our customers identify the problems they may have. Knowing what should be measured and where is a great added value at this point. When specifications and standards fall short; that's where we come in

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Test out-of-standards

You may have to analyse the specific behaviour of an assembly under out-of-standard conditions. Piedrafita develops its own test benches, and is willing to help you in developing yours.

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Convert load vs time to damage vs cycles

Whether you require advise in inferring expected lifetime or damage tolerance; count on Piedrafita. We will acquire real usage conditions to employ as the main input of the process; that is what makes the greatest difference.

Rugged Data Acquisition

Acquiring data under real conditions is not just the best way to improve or validate a design, it is the ONLY way to succeed.

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Applications

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Whole vehicle analysis

All on-board signals are logged together. Our On-Board data acquisition service is based on flexible and light technology. We acquire data provided by our sensors, your sensors, engine CAN, transmission CAN, GPS... All in a single logger.

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Parts validation

Due to our motorsport heritage, we understand the background of every on-board system. This allows Piedrafita to help you in acquiring specific data with an extremely low footprint to analyse the behaviour of a single part in a vehicle during real usage.

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Your test could be a part of the whole

Piedrafita integrates in-house advanced post-processing capabilities.
We will analyse the acquired data or design a gateway to feed your big data management system.

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Model correlation with real data

Correlating a model could be a big deal. Piedrafita will provide you with a great deal of experience in this field as our services include some remarkable measuring capabilities such us on-board extensometry or residual stress based on blind hole method.

We work with the industry leaders

  • Personal Objective: To surround myself with valued peers and fellow workers that make up this corporate soul I can only be proud to belong to, and to which I devote my values. Always helping to succeed.

    Luis Corral Díez-Hochleitner - Piedrafita´s Managing Director

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