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Terms and conditions of use

Important information: please read carefully

A gas spring is not a security device

1- Dimension and pressure units

All dimensions are shown in millimetres (mm), all pressures/ forces in Newtons (N / F1) and all temperatures are in degrees Celsius (C°).

2- Installation conditions

The devices MUST be mounted with the rod downwards (with a minimum incline of 15°);

for horizontal installation or with rod-upwards, please contact us.

  • The gas springs must not be under any lateral pressure.
  • Warning: for devices equiped with "eyes" end fittings, let an operating gap of 0.5 and 1mm.
  • If you install the gas spring in an dirty environnement, be sure to protect the rod.
  • If the device is to be painted, protect the completely. Do not use solvents to clean the rod.
  • The attachment points should be in line. There should be some margin allowed so that the rod is not put under lateral pressure.
  • Avoid all impacts on the gas spring.
  • Never take a gas spring apart: pressurised gas.
  • Do not allow any point to get on the piston / rod as this may cause a gas leak.



3- Installation warnings

Protect the rod against impacts, electric arc flashes, grinding sparks, paint and corrosive products. Do not tighten the rods with pliers or in a clamp without using protective lead, aluminum or copper grips.


4- Conditions of use

Number of cycle / minute : maximum 5.  For a higher rate, please contact us.

  • Endurance level: 30000 cycles. Loss of force after cycles: maximum 15% (the endurance level varies according to the stroke length and calibration).
  • Working temperature: from -30°C to +80°C (at maximum stroke).
  • Recommended working temperature: +20°C output force variation due to temperature: 1% per 3°C.


5- Storage conditions before use

For a maximum storage time of three months, the devices may be stored horizontally, in an ambient temperature.

For a longer storage time, or in a hot country, store them vertically, with the rod down.


6- Warranty

1 year starting form the date marked on the device. Example of date marking: 1011 (10th week of 2011).

For the warranty to remain, if the device is to be repainted the manufacturing date must remain visible.


7- Neutralization

Gas springs hold an inside pressure up to 160 bar, it's necessary to release the gas before disposal. For your safety, please respect the following procedure:

  • Grip the tube lightly in a clamp
  • Cut the tube at right angles to the axis in an area of between 20 and 25mm from the base of the tube (use a metal saw).

To carry this out:

It is essential to wear safety glasses.

Use a metal handsaw

Place a cloth over the blade.

As soon as a whistling sound is heard, stop sawing.

The gas removal will be complete when the rod can easily be moved by hand.


8- Tolerance margins

Force in Newtons Margin tolerance
30 ≤ N < 50 + or - 10 N
50 ≤ N < 250 + or - 20 N
250 ≤ N < 750 + or - 30 N
750 ≤ N < 1500 + or - 60 N
1500 ≤ N < 3000 + or - 150 N
3000 ≤ N < 6000 + or - 300 N



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