How to mount a Gas Spring.
Replacing a gas spring and installing a new one, you can easily do this yourself. There are, however, a number of things that you should take into account. Below we would like to give you a number of tips for mounting gas springs.
If you need to replace a gas spring and mount a new one, you can do this fairly easily yourself. Let’s start by saying that, for your own safety, it is not recommended to adjust gas springs yourself by drilling, sawing or welding. Gas springs are under a lot of pressure due to the nitrogen present. This is also the reason that the springs must not be opened or heated under any circumstances. Although our gas springs are sturdy, it is important that you handle the piston rod of the spring with care. If it becomes damaged, the gas can escape from the spring, which will cause it to malfunction. Wherever possible, it is best to mount the gas spring with the piston rod pointing downwards. You can then loosen the existing retaining spring and it can be reattached after installation. Then remove the safety clip. You will also have to reapply these after installation. Replacing a gas spring is therefore simple in principle, but there are a number of things that you should take into account. Below we would like to give you a number of tips for mounting gas springs.
Tips for installing / replacing a Gas Spring
- Gas springs are in principle maintenance-free. The cylinder tube and piston rod must not be damaged or bent during assembly. In particular, the piston rod should not be damaged. If you damage it, the seal can break and the gas will run out of the gas spring. The gas spring no longer works.
- A completely new gas spring can sometimes feel a bit stiff. This may be because the seal is a little stuck to the rod. After mounting and repeated use, the gas spring will become increasingly flexible.
- If possible, mount the gas spring so that the rod is pointing downwards most of the time. This way the seal remains lubricated and the gas spring lasts longer.
- Always replace both gas springs at the same time as they wear evenly and have the same life.
- Our gas springs are available with various connections. This means that the gas spring can always be installed optimally. Unless otherwise stated, the gas springs are supplied with screw thread on both sides so that it is always possible to change the connections afterwards.
- The correct connections are very important for a good installation and a longer lifespan of the various gas springs. And screw the connecting parts well.
- Temperature and temperature changes can affect the operation and service life of gas springs. The viscosity of the oil also changes with a varying temperature, which can change the operation and performance of a gas spring. Temperature and fluctuations in this influence the pushing and pulling force of a gas spring.
- Make sure that the gas spring is only loaded in the longitudinal direction. The gas spring may not be loaded transversely. If you use a ball joint on one side of the gas spring, you can prevent this to a great extent. If you do not do this, make sure that the gas spring is properly aligned.
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