Basics of sizing a gas spring

We can manufacture gas springs in a whole range of sizes. Our gas springs come in a range of diameters to handle different force ranges and can be made with strokes up to 1 metre long! This ensures that we can produce parts that will be perfect for your needs, no matter what they may be.

Gas Spring Size Approximate Lid Weight
6-15 Up to 10kg
8-18/19 10-40kg
10-23 40-150kg
14-28 150-350kg

Gas Spring Approximate Lid Weight

Gas Spring Sizes Range of Stroke (Rod Lengths) Range of Tube Lengths Force Range Thread Type
6mm rod dia-15mm tube dia 60-200mm (5mm increments) 90-235mm (1mm increments) 50-400N M5x0.8
8mm rod dia-18/19mm tube dia 60-300mm (5mm increments) 105-335mm (1mm increments) 100-650/850N M6x1.0
8mm rod dia-23 tube dia 60-400mm (5mm increments) 105-440mm (1mm increments) 150-1200N M8x1.25
14mm rod dia-28mm tube dia 60-500mm (5mm increments) 155-555mm (1mm increments) 200-2500N M10x1.5

Standard Swift and Sure Gas Spring Sizes

As a guide we suggest that the following tables are used to determine which gas spring is most suitable for your application. For information on sizing of our product ranges including any information on Econoloc shrouds, plain shrouds and other variations of our standard range of gas springs please see the individual product pages for more detailed sizing information.

We can manufacture gas springs outside of our standard range, with different dimensions and handling characteristics. Please contact one of our experts on + 44 (0)116 274 3600 or alternatively email to discuss your requirements.