Adjusting Gas Spring & Strut Force
How to reduce the force
Only gas springs supplied with a release valve can be reduced in the field. All other force adjustments must be performed by IGS.
On first orders and prototypes where you are unsure of the force required, we always recommend that you purchase a gas spring which has more force than necessary and then adjust it down to suit your application.
Important notes regarding force adjustment
- Because the gas spring contains oil, you must never try to remove the gas by puncturing or cutting the tube without proper technical advice.
- With an internal pressure up to 150 Bars (2150 psi) the internal oil can be ejected at high speed and could severely injure anyone standing nearby.
- When operating any type of release valve, always allow the oil to run away from the valve before you activate the valve.
- Under no circumstances should you attempt to recharge a gas spring. This is an extremely hazardous operation.
- It is also extremely dangerous to heat the gas spring over its maximum temperature range.
If you have any doubt regarding the specification of your gas spring, please contact our sales teams
If your IGS gas spring does have a type of release valve, follow the links below to learn more about the type of valve you have and how to use it.
- No Valve = No Release
- T Valve (TV)
- Side Release Valve (SRV)
- Schrader Valve (RV)
- Ball Valve (BV)
- Difference TV-RV
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