Gas Struts

A gas strut, also known as a gas spring is a mechanical component that uses compressed nitrogen gas to force a precision rod attached to a piston back and forth within an enclosed metal cylinder. Gas struts are primarily designed as a direct support mechanism for safely lifting, positioning, lowering and counterbalancing different weights. For more information on how they work, you can consult our gas Springs Guide.

How does a Gas Strut work?

A gas strut construction is very simple, it comprises of a precision rod attached to a piston and a central tubular body containing compressed nitrogen gas and lubricating oil. When force is applied to the protruding portion of the rod it presses onto the piston head a bit like a plunger on a syringe, compressing the nitrogen gas. This creates an internal pressure that exceeds the pressure outside of the cylinder closing the gas strut. When the force is removed from the external rod the gas is decompressed and the pressure pushes the piston back out again, opening the gas strut.

Types of Gas Strut

Gas struts or gas springs are available as stop and stay or variable pressure with a steel or stainless-steel body. Depending on application stroke length, extended length, minimum and maximum force ranges and end fittings must be considered.

Gas Strut sizes

  • 6 mm rod diameter & 15 mm tube diameter. Range 50 to 400 N (11-90 lbs)
  • 8 mm rod diameter & 18 mm tube diameter. Range 100 to 650 N (22-146 lbs)
  • 10 mm rod diameter & 23 mm tube diameter. Range 150 to 1200 N (34-269 lbs)
  • 14 mm rod diameter & 28 mm tube diameter. Range 200 to 2500 N (45-562 lbs)

Applications for Gas Struts

Gas struts are utilised in a wide range of applications. The most common use is for the gas spring is lifting and lowering of a car boot. Other areas include:

  • Boat access hatches
  • Cargo area on aeroplanes
  • Office furniture and chairs
  • Skylights
  • Office chairs and furniture
  • Machine guards and Conveyor gates

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RS Stock No. 182-4728
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Any Position Lock Steel Steel, Zinc Ball & Socket Joint 250mm 23mm 10mm 1200N 150N
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- Stainless Steel Nylon, Stainless Steel Ball & Socket Joint 100mm 15mm 6mm 400N 50N
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- Steel Steel, Zinc Ball & Socket Joint, End Joint 200mm 23mm 10mm 1200N 150N
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Any Position Lock Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint 100mm 15mm 6mm 400N 50N
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Any Position Lock Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint 100mm 18mm 8mm 650N 100N
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- Steel Steel Ball & Socket Joint, End Joint 200mm 28mm 14mm 2500N 200N
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- Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint, End Joint 200mm 15mm 6mm 400N 50N
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- Stainless Steel Nylon, Stainless Steel Ball & Socket Joint 60mm 15mm 6mm 400N 50N
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Full Extension Lock Only Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint 300mm 18mm 8mm 150N 100N
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- Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint, End Joint 100mm 15mm 6mm 400N 50N
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- Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint, End Joint 150mm 15mm 6mm 400N 50N
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- Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Ball & Socket Joint 200mm 23mm 10mm 1200N 150N
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Mfr. Part No.SWY8060600058
kr 707,18
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- Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint, End Joint 250mm 18mm 8mm 650N 100N
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Mfr. Part No.SWV8ECV800004
kr 746,13
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Full Extension Lock Only Steel Nylon, Steel Ball & Socket Joint 250mm 18mm 8mm 650N 100N
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