Boat Lid Shocks
The role of stainless steel gas struts for boat hatches
Stainless Steel Boat Lid Shocks and dampers open and close doors, hatches, access panels and other objects at a steady rate.Boat Lid Shocks contain pressurized gas and a small amount of lubricant for smoother movement and less wear than helical metal springs. Stainless steel gas springs are not only used marine gas shocks, but also for boat deck lid shocks, bass boat lid shocks. And boat lid shocks slow the movement of a lid or door, allowing it to close gently and quietly, effectively preventing damage.
Important Features And Benefits Of Our Stainless Steel Boat Lid Shocks
- 316L stainless steel micro compression gas springs offer advantages due to their small size and low force
- Stroke range of 1″ to 3.5″
- Force range of 2lbs to 34lbs
- All stainless steel springs are made of 316L stainless steel
- Will not rust or corrode. The surface has been specially treated for higher hardness
- Designed & built to the highest gas spring manufacturing standards
- Ideal for marine, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, medical, and food industry applications
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Designing customized solutions together with you
We design and manufacture gas springs, struts and damper solutions according to your requirements. For this purpose, we offer a wide range of gas springs for various industries.Our experts are always available to advise you on the type of gas spring or damper that best suits your application or installation requirements. At Gastac, we always take pride in the fact that our team of dedicated specialists has extensive expertise in all aspects of the gas spring industry.Besides Stainless steel boat lid shocks, Gastac also provides ：
why choose satainless steel gas spring
Stainless steel is a popular material for use in marine gas struts. This is largely due to the corrosion and heat resistance present in the metal. The material is hard-wearing and long-lasting, making it the ideal option for many applications.
Surfaces are specially treated for additional hardness. The 316 stainless steel provides the high cleanliness and corrosion protection required for saltwater applications or marine, medical, chemical, and food service industries.
How do you install boat lid shocks?
1. Weigh the Boat Hatch
It is critical to know the total weight of the hatch. Instead of guessing, unscrew the hatch cover from its hinges and use an accurate scale to determine the weight. Any scale that can be weighed will do.
2. Determine upper mounting points
Open the hatch to the position where the support is needed. At the bottom of the hatch one-third to one-half of the way from the hinge to the other side of the hatch, mark the mounting point for the upper support of the marine gas struts. The angle at which the gas spring is mounted is very important.
3. Marking the lower mounting point
The lower mounting point is usually located directly below the upper mounting point. Remember, the strut does not need to be perfectly vertical. Before marking the lower mounting point, make sure there is enough room for a bracket or ball stud to be installed in its place.
4. Measuring the gas strut
Open the cover and measure the distance from the top mounting point to the bottom mounting point. This will tell you the length required for the strut to extend. For compression length, measure at the same angle from the lower mounting point to the edge of the compartment; then measure from the upper mounting point to the lower edge of the cover. Add them together.
5. Calculate the required support force
Use this formula to determine the required support force: Weight of hatch (lbs) x Distance from hinge to centerline of hatch Distance from hinge to mounting point of strut bar on hatch to allow for easy closure when open. Select a strut bar from boat gas struts made products that meets the dimensions and forces in this formula
6. Mounting with the correct bracket
Gas Spring offers a wide selection of angled and flat brackets to accommodate a variety of mounting configurations. Each bracket has a 10mm ball stud into which the gas strut bracket (with a socket on each end) snaps. The gas struts for boat hatches should always be installed so that the narrow rod end is below the inflatable barrel. The support rods can be lengthened to make it easier to install the gas strut with the cover open.
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For more information on gas springs and struts, please visit our Help Center. Here you can find help on how to fit and install gas springs for various applications, how to adjust spring force and much more. If you have any questions about our gas springs for sale or need a Gastac engineer to help you find the best gas spring for your application, please contact our sales team.
Boat Lid Shocks Application