Lockable Gas Springs

What is a Locking Gas Strut?

A locking gas strut (or lockable gas spring) is a clever mechanism in which the rod can be locked in place throughout the length of its movement from within the strut chamber. When you want to lock the stroke at a certain position without using external locking mechanisms, lockable gas springs are ideal.

How Does the Locking Mechanism Work?

A lockable mechanism on a gas spring allows the rod to be locked into place at any point during its movement. This capability is typically enabled by a plunger that depresses and releases to free or impede this rod as required. To learn more about the mechanism of a locking spring we have explained further in our blog on how lockable gas springs work.

We Manufacture a Range of Quality Assured Lockable Gas Springs

At European Springs, we’re an influential member of the Institute of Spring Technology and the ISME, so our springs are used in many capacities, complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 with the BSI. At European Springs, our precise and advanced manufacturing processes ensure that you will receive premium quality springs each time.

We make a range of high quality lockable gas springs which can be utilised for a wide range of different applications. For example, our gas struts can be applied to adjustable tables, chair seats and backrests, and desks for office equipment. They are also administered in the ergonomic factors of gym machinery, control panels and even patient beds and hospital equipment.

Ideal for Constructions with Significant Forces

Our range of lockable gas springs allows for reliable maintenance of structures and comes in a selection of sizes and forces. Our experienced team will be more than happy to assist you in finding the ideal size for your requirements. Alternatively, European Springs can manufacture locking gas struts to your exact requirements if our standard range is not suitable.

Our Standard Range:

The standard range of lockable gas springs includes:

  • 70 different items
  • Force ranging from 200 to 1000 N
  • Strokes from 15 to 210 mm
  • A number of different release mechanisms

Lockable Gas Springs Specifications

Release Mechanisms

lockable gas springs lockable gas springs




Advantages of Lockable Gas Springs

Depending on the type of construction you are undertaking, you may wish to order lockable gas springs. The main advantage to these springs is that, once locked, there is no room for manoeuvrability, which makes them perfect for various projects that require flexibility in locking nature yet are precise and reliable.

A Selection of Rods for Different Requirements

The type of rod you’ll need for your lockable gas springs depends on the purpose you have in mind for utilising them. The three types of rods include flexible, rigid in tension or rigid in compression.

Rod Type


Flexible Resistant during push / pull forces
Rigid in Tension No flexibility during pull forces but flexible during push forces
Rigid in Compression No flexibility during push forces but flexible during pull forces

Purchase Lockable Gas Springs Designed to Your Specifications

European Springs will design and manufacture lockable gas springs to meet your requirements in the event that our standard range will not cover your needs. To find out more about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Call us on 0208 663 1800 or send an email with your enquiry to info.bec@europeansprings.com. Alternatively, you can fill out and submit our online contact form and a member of our team will get in touch as soon as possible.