Tension & Traction Gas Springs
Industrial Gas Springs supplies a complete range of tension gas springs. Also referred to as traction springs, these units operate the opposite of compression gas springs; they retract rather than extend. Mounting constraints often do not allow for the use of compression springs; i.e., doors and access panels hinged horizontally at the bottom and any type of cover or lid that must be pulled open or pulled shut. Tension gas springs also often function as tensioners on mechanical assemblies and belt drives. IGS offers these units in both mild steel and stainless steel construction in a number of sizes.
|Size||Stroke Range||Force Range||K-Factor||Extended Length||Materials|
|6/18||30 – 300 mm||100-600 N||1.55||2 X Stroke + 85 mm||Steel / Stainless|
|8/23||30 – 400 mm||200-1000 N||1.60||2 X Stroke + 85 mm||Steel / Stainless|
|10/28||30 – 500 mm||300-1500 N||1.60||2 X Stroke + 100 mm||Steel / Stainless|
|14/40||50 – 500 mm||500-3500 N||1.70||2 X Stroke + 100 mm||Steel / Stainless|
The Size column refers to the rod and body diameters.
To calculate the approximate pulled out (extended length) without fittings, use the formulas in the extended length column above.
Please contact IGS to discuss your specific requirements. IGS offers free Design Application Services for all tension gas spring applications. Please refer to the Gas Spring Design Services page for more details.
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