Stainless Steel Gas shocks
Stainless steel gas shocks are produced because 316 stainless steel provides the high cleanliness and corrosion resistance required for seawater applications or in the marine, medical, chemical, and food service industries. Standard stainless steel gas shocks have fixed force levels. These stainless steel marine gas shocks are best suited for applic ations that require the same force output for each cycle. If an application requires a specific force, Gastac will manufacture to custom requirements.
Gastac can offers a complete line of stainless steel gas shocks and they’re ideal for submerged applications and perform extremely well with exceptionally heavy loads. There is no gas to leak within the Gastac stainless steel gas shocks, which make it exceptional longevity. As a premium product, the cost reflects the heavy-duty counterbalance requirements and durability demands.We also offer our expansive knowledge of gas springs and their uses through our design services. We can assist your marine industry company with finding the perfect gas spring solution. Industrial Gas Springs also can offer custom built and designed springs to achieve the high performance necessary in the marine industry and boat building field.
How much weight can a gas strut lift?
Gas strut weight calculation formula. Calculating the weight capacity of a gas strut requires consideration of several factors, such as size, force rating, and installation parameters. To determine how much weight a gas strut can lift, use the following formula: Load = Force Rating × Distance.
How long a gas strut do I need?
As a general rule, choose a gas strut length that is approximately 55% of the height of the hatch you want to keep open. So, if your door height is 1000 mm, then a gas strut of 550 mm would be about right. Simply put, when determining the optimal gas strut length, we’re talking about half the height of the door plus a little more.
Replace worn out plain stainless steel gas shocks absorbers with corrosion resistant stainless steel.
Made from 316 stainless steel, these stainless steel gas shocks are specially treated to resist rust and corrosion, making stainless steel gas shocks ideal for use in saltwater environments. Each end of the stainless steel gas shocks have a female fitting that snaps into a 6mm,8mm and 10mm ball joint. The bracket (with ball joint) is available separately.
Similar to expansion rods used in the automotive industry,stainless steel marine gas shocks consist of a cylinder and piston assembly that expands when the door or hatch is opened and contracts when the door or hatch is closed. The expected life of a boat hatch struts cylinder installed on a new boat is usually about five years. After five years, there is no “spring” left in the shock absorber rod and the boat owner is forced to manually lift and push to open the hatch.Gastac made’s new line of gas struts for boat hatches are used to replace installed gas shock for boat hatch when the original boat hatch shocks reach the end of their life.
These shock absorbers are rated for the number of pounds applied with the gas spring in the fully open or extended position. If required for use as a hatch cover support, we recommend that you select one based on the hatch cover manufacturer’s recommendations. A separate purchase is required.
Stainless Steel Gas Shocks Application