What are gas springs and what are they made of?
Gas springs are cylinders with a piston and a piston rod. The mechanism works by means of nitrogen and oil. The built-up pressure in the gas spring causes a resilient effect and absorbs large forces. This makes it possible to use the gas spring in different environments. The gas springs from Wood, Tools & Deco are made of steel, aluminum and stainless steel. All safe and sturdy materials. Nitrogen (N) is the gas contained in the spring. The use of nitrogen does not harm the environment or people.
Universal gas springs for all kinds of applications
Wood, Tools & Deco has various options for you in the gas springs category. These gas springs are ideal for all kinds of do-it-yourself new construction projects or, for example, for a valve box or the lid of a cool pirate chest for the children or grandchildren. The gas springs are universal and can be mounted on various brands of cabinets and systems, metal or wood. The gas pressure spring has been specially developed to allow the open and slow and heavy closing of, for example, the lid of a toy box so that the children cannot hurt their fingers. The valve closes a lot quieter instead of closing with a loud bang. A few examples where a gas spring can be used:
- Lid of an upper cabinet
- Lid of a click
- Lid of a toy box
- Replacing window vent iron
- Pet night coop cover, convenient for cleaning
- Flaps of office cabinets
One gas spring is sufficient for almost all valves, lids and doors. In principle, the gas spring is easy to mount, but the difference in distance between open and closed must be taken into account when mounting. Different degree angles to leave something open are also possible. The gas spring is also widely used to replace old window brackets, which makes installing a mosquito net much easier. The gas springs can be mounted on various surfaces, such as on a wooden and a metal surface.
Options and versions at Wood, Tools & Deco
Various versions can be ordered online at Wood, Tools & Deco:
- 20N/2kg, 244mm
- 40N/4kg, 244mm
- 50N/5kg, 172mm
- 50N/5kg, 244mm
- 60N/6kg, 244mm
- 80N/8kg, 244mm
- 100N/10kg, 244mm
- 120N/12kg, 244mm
- 150N/15kg, 244mm
- 200N/20kg, 258mm
- 200N/20kg, 278mm
- 250N/25kg, 350mm
- 300N/30kg, 263mm
- 350N/35kg, 490mm
- 700N/70kg, 490mm
And then also in different colors such as black, white and silver. The possibilities are enormous.
What does the N stand for in the type designation of the gas spring?
The N is Newton and stands for the unit of force. The unit Newton is defined as the force that gives a mass of 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 meter per second². Here on earth, 1 kilogram experiences about 10 N (gravity) force. To see which one you need for your project, you can download the sheet with the models and dimensions of our gas springs HERE.