What does the fixed force compression gas strut ‘Swift and Sure’ do?
Designed to lift heavy weights effortlessly and safely, our standard fixed force gas struts are found on vehicles, machine guards, access panels, lockers and lids. But, in reality, there is an almost limitless number of applications this range can be used on.
Our standard gas strut has extensive options and a wide range of customisable features, including connectors, brackets, shrouds and stop and stay functions. The gas strut is entirely self‐contained, maintenance-free, and is charged under pressure with an inert gas (nitrogen).
What are the key benefits of Fixed Force Compression Gas Struts?
- Fully customisable
- Factory set to required force
- Optional variable force adjustment
- Fully self-contained unit
- Sized to your application
- Compact design with high durability and reliability
- Available in carbon steel and stainless steel
- Compression Gas Strut Available in a Range of Sizes
How does the standard fixed force gas strut work?
If it needs to be lifted, held open or counterbalanced, this is likely the spring you need. Although we refer to it as our ‘standard’ range of compression gas struts, the Swift and Sure range is adaptable and robust product.
It is an entirely self-contained, maintenance-free spring which is charged under pressure with an inert gas. It has the characteristics of a compression spring which, coupled with a small change in force as it extends, provides a controlled rate of movement. At the end of the extension stroke, the extension speed is slowed by an oil damping zone. These features help protect hinges and mounts by applying constant force with a damped end of travel.
The ‘Swift and Sure’ is the most versatile and customisable product in our portfolio. Alongside alterations to physical diameters, lengths and forces, a whole host of other parameters can be adapted to ensure the optimum solution for your specific needs. This includes oil levels and types of oils to change the handling, performance and damping characteristics of the gas strut, piston designs to increase or slow down the extension speed, and material selection to allow the product to be used in particular environments, for instance through the use of non-magnetic materials.
For guidance on installing, mounting or maintaining gas struts, please take a look at the Help Centre section of the website.