Locking Gas Spring
Locking gas springs have the mechanism that enables the piston rod to be locked at any position in its stroke. This mechanism is triggered by a plunger that is linked with the rod. When this plunger is pressed the rod becomes free to operate as compression gas springs.
There are three types of Locking Gas Springs flexible, rigid in extension, and rigid in compression. All types of Adjustable Locking Gas Struts incorporate a mechanism enabling the user to “lock” the rod at any point in its travel through a plunger that protrudes from the rod. When this plunger is depressed the rod is free to operate as normal. When the plunger is released, which may be at any point in the stroke, the rod is locked in that position.