Gas Strut Hints and tips

Gas Strut Application

ln their technical design, gas springs can be customized for special applications - on the basis of specifications and drawings. Match your application and requirements with us. 0ur application engineers will be glad to help you.

Strut Mounting 0rientation

lf possible, install gas springs so that the piston rod points down in the inactive state - unless they were designed for non-orientation specific installation. This will ensure optimum lubrication of the guide and sealing system at all times.

No Jamming

For a long service life, gas springs must not jam or be subiected to bending or lateral forces. We offer suitable end fittings, such as angle joints. They will ensure non-jamming alignment.

Functional Safety

The functional safety of a gas spring comes mainly from the smooth piston rod surface and the seals that keep the gas pressure on the inside. Do not subject gas springs to bending stresses. Gas springs that have been damaged in after-sales mechanical processing should not be used. Welding on the gas spring, as well as contamination or paint on the piston rod can cause device failure. Avoid modifications and manipulations, impacts, tensile stress, heating, painting and removal of the print. For safety's sake, do not install defective or improperly altered products.

Temperature Range

Stabilus gas springs are designed by default for a temperature range of -30 degrees C to +80 degrees C.Of course, there are also gas springs for more extreme applications.

Life and Maintenance of our gas Struts

Gas springs are maintenance-free! They do not require greasing or Iubrication. They are designed for their corresponding applications and should work flawlessly for many years.

Transportation and Storage

Store gas springs with the piston rod pointing down. Actuate the gas spring after 6 months of storage. Avoid damage: Do not transport gas springs as bulk material. Do not wrap in cling film or adhesive tape.

Proper Disposal of Gas Springs

When gas springs are no longer needed, they should be disposed of in an environmentally correct manner. For this purpose they should be controlled degased, the compressed nitrogen gas bled, and the oil drained. For more specific details, please refer to STAB specification 1 000 9375. Please also consider our recycling instructions on our website