Things to consider when mounting a gas strut
Ever wondered what you should do and shouldn't be doing when it comes to mounting gas struts? Follow our tips to make the most out of your motion control solutions and ensure the success of your project.
In this blog post, we will be covering what you should do and what you shouldn’t when it comes to mounting gas struts as these simple guiding practices will help to make the most out of this motion control solution and ensure the success of your project.
In our latest FAQ video, our MD Matt Warne demonstrates how a gas strut be mounted to ensure optimal use. Things to consider include; the rods pointing downwards when mounting, sideloading, to the operating temperatures.
- Mount the struts with the rod facing down
- Mount the gas struts in pairs
- Think about the end fittings you are using
- Think about gas strut operating temperatures
- Use a gas strut as an end-of-motion stop, as this will reduce the life of the seal
Read more about gas strut and dampers mount and positioning in our help centre here.
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Our YouTube channel is packed full of advice, frequently asked questions and technical information about gas struts. Take a look at our channel and let us know if you have a question about gas struts that we have not covered.
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Do you know the difference between a gas strut and a damper?
Many customers come to us thinking that they need a gas strut when they actually need a damper and vice versa. In this blog post and the video below Matt Warne our MD explains the key differences between the two products.
The info we need to create your ideal gas spring
At Camloc Motion Control, we pride ourselves on the bespoke products that we offer to clients in a range of essential industries. Our friendly team will be more than happy to go through the form with you to answer your questions and to make sure that we get the information we need. Ultimately the form is your friend and makes life so much easier.
How to set up your adjustable force gas struts
In the video below, our Director, Matt Warne, shares his tips on the best ways to degas and set the force of one of our adjustable force gas struts, the Vari-lift. There are two methods that can be used for this process, whichever method you choose comes down to the shape, size, and how safely you can ultimately carry out the process. Watch the video to find out more.