Not Your Typical Spring: The Gas Spring

14/01/2014
You will most likely be familiar with popular springs such as compression springs, tension springs and torsion springs. However, here at European Springs we have a wealth of experience with a wide range of springs, and some of these springs are specialist models such as the gas spring. In this article we will look into gas springs in further detail.

The gas spring uses compressed gas contained in a cylinder which is compressed by a piston to exert force.  The energy for the spring is provided by gas at high pressure, and the whole system is self-contained and sealed against loss. In order to keep the seal lubricated, a small amount of oil is used in every gas spring. These springs are ideal if you want controlled movement without the addition of extra energy. As a safety precaution these springs contain nitrogen gas because nitrogen cannot explode and is non toxic. However, because these springs have high pressure they should not be opened unless instructed by an expert.

These springs are used in a wide range of appliances including hatches and hoods of cars, chairs, beds and windows. It is because these are areas that require controlled opening and closing that these springs are used.
In addition to conventional gas springs, lockable gas springs are also products that we stock. When you want to lock the stroke at a certain position without using external locking mechanisms, lockable gas springs are used. These are particularly useful in gym machinery and control panels.
We understand that you may require a bespoke gas spring, that is why we can provide you with a bespoke service. We design and develop a multitude of gas springs for various requirements. If your spring requires a specific force then we can work with our expert team to help you create a perfect spring for the job.

If you would like to find out more information about the springs we provide then feel free to browse our website. You can also call us on 0208 663 1800 to discuss your individual requirements and we will be more than happy to assist you.

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