Motion Control

Internals; optimising gas springs performance

Published: 06/19

The overall performance characteristics of a gas spring can be tailored to specific applications. You should look for a gas spring manufacturer that will work with you or your team of design engineers, to understand your needs and design a solution that best suits your application and budget.

Gas spring terminology and dimensional considerations

Published: 06/19

When specifying a new gas spring or looking for an equivalent to an existing part there is some useful terminology and dimensions that will make the design engineer’s life easier;

A design engineers guide to gas springs - gas spring overview

Published: 06/19

Often used but seldom fully understood, gas springs are often the last thing to be considered on an application. The first thing to understand is that gas springs are used within a wide range of applications for lowering of weights, lifting, damping and general safe manoeuvring of applications.

Mounting: Dampers

Published: 10/18

Should dampers be mounted rod up or rod down?

Mounting: Practical Application

Published: 10/18

When positioning a gas spring, what are the most suitable positions and why?

Effects of Temperature on Handling

Published: 10/18

What are the effects of temperature on handling forces?

Mounting: Crossover, Self-Rise & Self-Close

Published: 10/18

What is Crossover, Self-Rise & Self-Close; what affects does this have on lifting and closing action?

Gas Spring Mounting: Mounting Orientations

Published: 10/18

How do I identify mounting orientations, and which is the most effective?

Mounting positions & gas spring sizing continued: Closing force calculation

Published: 10/18

Similarly, the force required to close the lid (F2) can be calculated using the formula:

Mounting Positions & Gas Spring Sizing

Published: 10/18

Which mounting points and gas spring sizes should be used, and how are these calculated?

What are handling forces?

Published: 10/18

What are handling forces and how are they categorised?

Technical Guide – Edition 1.2: Gas Spring Overview

Published: 10/18

This whitepaper is the second edition to the two-part series “Gas Spring Overview”. It provides a wealth of technical information to aid in design projects which require assistance with motion control. This edition discusses “damping”, “metering & extension speeds”, “friction & P1 - P4 charts”, ...

Technical Guide – Edition 1.1: Gas Spring Overview

Published: 10/18

This whitepaper is the first of two editions put together as a technical overview of gas springs and dampers. It provides a wealth of technical information to aid in design projects which require assistance with motion control. This edition discusses ‘forces’, ‘effect of rod diameter’, ‘effect of ...

Understanding the basics: Guide to gas spring application

Published: 10/18

An explanation of what a gas spring is, component parts, and how they are both constructed and operate. It gives the reader a basic understanding of the workings and terminology used when specifying gas springs. It offers technical recommendations and guidelines for different mounting positions on ...