Last edited 30 Apr 2019

Lockable Gas Springs

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[edit] Introuction

There are many types of gas spring, from conventional gas springs to end fittings.

Lockable gas springs allow for reliable maintenance of structures and come in a whole range of sizes and forces. A standard lockable gas spring will have a force ranging between 200N to 1000N, strokes from 15mm to 210mm and a number of different release mechanisms.

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[edit] Advantages of lockable gas springs

The main advantage that lockable gas springs offer over other types of springs is that they lock in place. Once this type of spring is locked, there is absolutely no room for manoeuvrability, which makes them perfect for a whole host of projects and applications.

They allow a rod to be locked into place at any point during the spring’s movement. This is typically enabled by a plunger that depresses and releases to free or impede the rod as required.

[edit] Uses of lockable gas springs

Lockable gas springs are suited to constructions which require significant force. For example, in adjustable tables, chair seats and desks for office equipment. They are also used in many forms of gym machinery, control panels and even in patient’s beds and hospital equipment.

There is a selection of rods for different requirements, including flexible, rigid in tension or rigid in compression.

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