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User Manual of Gas Spring

IDEAL Gas Springs Pvt. Ltd., We Are Manufacturer, Supplier, Exporter, Design & Development of Non - Lockable Gas Springs ( IDEAL - LIFT ), Lockable Gas Springs ( IDEAL - BLOCK ), Dampers For Solar Tracking Systems, Chair Gas Springs and our setup is situated in Satara, Maharashtra, India.
The Gas Spring is a Hydro - pneumatic adjusting element with pressure tube, piston rod & end fittings, which acts as a counter balancer. It contains high pressurized nitorgen. The gas spring function is

1. To ensur open position of a Flap / Dickey
2. Ease of human efforts to open a flap / dickey Gas Spring torque is more than the dickey torque

IDEAL Gas Struts / Gas Springs Lift Advantages

As Compared to Coil Springs, Gas Spring has an Extremely Flat, Nearly Linear Characteristic Curve, which Facilitates Uniform Comfortable Adjustment or Pivoting Movement.

Also, its Another Advantage Over Mechanical Spring, is Damping. When Gas Spring is Installed Piston Rod Facing Downwards, During Extension it First Travels Through Gas Portion and then through Oil Portion. The Oil Dampens the Movement and Reduces the Speed Considerably. However, the Extension Speed and Damping Characteristics Can be Adjusted as Per Applications Requirement.

Application : The Gas Spring has Wide Application Range, it Varies From Automobile to Machine Tools, Household Furniture, Over Head Filing Cabinat and Kitchen Cabinets. Also it Can be Designed as Per Specific Requirements.

Other Advantages and Benefits Are :

    tick Automatic and Damped, Force Supported Opening
    tick Secure Holding in Place
    tick Compact Design
    tick Easy to Mount
    tick Maintenance Free
    tick Modern Technology
    tick Fatigue Free
    tick Single Person Can Lift Heavy Doors Easily.


In their technical design, gas springs must be customized for special applications – on the basis of specifications and drawings. Match your application and requirements with us. Our consultants will be glad to help you.

2. Mounting Instructions & Orientation

If possible, install gas springs so that the piston rod points down in the inactive state – unless they were designed for non-orientation specific installation. This will ensure optimum lubrication of the guide and sealing system at all times.

    tick Mount the gas spring with piston rod facing downwards for better damping.
    tick Tight all mounting nuts / screws properly.
    tick Allow free movement in hole, in case of clevis (Eyelet Type) end connection.
    tick Prevent side loads on gas springs this can cause bending of piston rod or early wear.
    tick The tube must be protected from dents, & should not be deformed. As such damage could destroy the sealing systems.
    tick If gas springs are fitted in applications where failure means risk of health or life, we recommend using additional locking mechanisms.This is customer       responsibility.
    tick Unless specifically designed for tension loads, gas spring must not be loaded with traction forces.
    tick Do not extend or retract gas springs beyond their design specifications.
    tick Ideal expect end users to test gas springs, because it is not possilble to simulate or anticipate the complate range of situations where our products       may be used.
    tick High accelerations or velocities during extension or compression must not overload unit.
    tick To prevent damage to the gas spring and to maximize its life span, please allow 10% margin to the standard stroke to reduce shock that is caused by       the compression of gas. The margin can prevent damage on the gas spring when the piston rod touches the bottom surface and shortening a lifespan       due to the impact by maximum gas pressure
    tick Do the fitment of gas spring preferably from skilled mechanic.
    tick Operating temp. Range : (-20° C to + 80° C)
    tick Gas Springs are maintenance free. Do not grease or oil the gas spring.
    tick Piston rod must not be painted & should be protected against scratches, dirt & dent. As such damage could destroy the sealing systems
    tick Gas Springs are not to be fitted in any application other than specified
    tick Unless specifically designed for tension loads, gas spring must not be loaded with traction froces


Insert screw driver tip in the clip as shown and pull the gas spring


Push the socket on ball pin to mount the gas spring

3. No Jamming

For a long service life, gas springs must not jam or be subjected to bending or lateral forces. We offer suitable end fittings, such as angle joints. They will ensure non-jamming alignment.

4. Functional Safety

The functional safety of a gas spring comes mainly from the smooth piston rod surface and the seals that keep the gas pressure on the inside. Do not subject gas springs to bending stresses. You should not install gas springs that have been damaged in after-sales, mechanical processing. Welding on the gas spring, as well as contamination or paint on the piston rod can cause device failure. Avoid modifications and manipulations, impacts, tensile stress, heating, painting, and removal of the imprint. Be on the safe side: Do not install defective or improperly altered products.

5. Temperature Range

IDEAL gas springs are designed for a default temperature range of -20°C to +80°C. Of course, there are also Gas Springs For more extreme applications.

6. Life and Maintenance

Gas springs are maintenance-free! They do not require greasing or lubrication. They are designed for their corresponding applications and will work flawlessly for many years.

7. Transportation and Storage

Store gas springs with the piston rod pointing down. Actuate the gas spring after 6 months of storage. Avoid damage: Do not transport gas springs as bulk material. Make sure not to contaminate gas springs with thin packaging film or adhesive tape.

8. Caution

Do not heat / open or put in openfire the gas spring, such act may lead to injuries because of high pressure.We are not responsible for any damages or any kind.

9. Disposal

Gas spring consists mostly the metal which can be recycled, but firstly it should be depressurized. Please ask us about the disposal instructions. When gas springs are no longer needed, they should be disposed of in an environmentally correct manner. For this purpose they should be drilled, release the compressed nitrogen gas and the oil to be drained. For more specific details, please refer to our disposal instructions.


With gas spring fully charged with high pressure gas, non-compliance with this warning may lead to accidents , product damages, malfunctions, etc. Before using the spring make sure to fully understand and observe the warning below

1.Wear safety Glasses and Apron 2.Make a drill as shown Figure A)Non- Lockable
non lockable gas spring

Make a Drill in the gas spring tube as shown in above Drawing.

B)Lockable Gas Spring
lockable gas spring

Make a Drill in the gas spring tube as shown in above Drawing.

3.Make sure that rod moves In and Out freely