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  • How to Adjust the Force of a Gas Spring
    Once a gas spring has left the IGS factory, the only way to adjust its force is by removing some of the nitrogen gas contained inside the tube. Therefore the only possible adjustment will always lead to a less powerful gas spring. On first orders and prototypes, we always recommend that you
  • Gas Spring Technical Info: Force
    Gas Spring force is normally designated as P1 which is the force measured .2" (5 mm) from full extension in the extending direction. Force is a function of the charge pressure in the cylinder acting on the cross section of the rod. The smaller the diameter of the rod the lower the force at the same
  • Gas Spring Technical Info: Modified K-Factors
    The design of a gas spring can be modified to support applications requiring lower and higher K factors. Low K factors where the extended and compressed forces are almost equal are desirable on straight vertical lifts and on vertical access panels that are hinged on the top. High K factors
  • Gas Spring Technical Info: Friction / Hysteresis
    Gas springs are high friction devices. Users will notice a spike in the force required to first compress a gas spring compared to the rated P1 force of the spring. If tested on a common weight scale, this leads some users to conclude the spring is set at an incorrect force. Sometimes referred
  • How to Adjust the Force on a Gas Spring with a Schrader Valve (RV)
    The procedure to adjust the force on a gas spring with a shrader release valve (RV) is similar to a T-Valve (TV). However, because the valve is more fragile you can only release gas using the tool provided or the stud at the end of the gas spring. This valve is being discontinued in favour
  • How to Adjust the Force on a Gas Spring with an IGS Side Release Valve
    The IGS Side Release Valve can be found on the Euroline range of gas springs. It can also be found on custom made gas springs where a SRV was specified. The advantage of this type of release is that the force can be released after the gas spring has been fitted on the application. It makes
  • Gas Spring Technical Info: Gas Spring Mounting (Horizontal Use)
    All gas springs contain a small amount of oil to lubricate the main seal and rod and provide end of stroke damping (see damping). If standard gas springs are operated and mounted in a rod up orientation, fluid cannot reach the main seal or rod which leads to excessive seal wear and reduced life
  • Gas Spring Technical Info: Damping
    Damping is achieved regulating the flow of gas and/or fluid through the valved orificing of the gas damper piston. Commonly used compression gas springs when mounted in a rod down orientation achieve maximum damping when the piston reaches the oil near the point of full extension. This is shown

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