Gas springs steel

At Brimotech you will find steel gas springs in almost every application. Whether it’s a bicycle or an airplane: our gas springs makes the movement easy and safe. Would you like to know which gas spring fits your system best? At Brimotech, we develop and produce gas springs on a daily basis. Based on your wishes, we are happy to make a customized calculation. Contact us and benefit from our advantages:

  • Steel gas springs for every application
  • More than 40 years specialist in gas springs
  • Calculations for customized gas springs
  • Possibility of 3D drawings
  • Delivery within 24 hours possible

For more information about our gas springs or for a free quote, please contact us. We are happy to help you.

Very professional and pleasant service. The gas springs fits perfectly in our system thanks to the correct calculations from Brimotech. Thank you for your advice!

– Jaap van Dolder

Wide range of gas springs steel C45

All our steel gas springs are standard equipped with a black painted steel cylinder and a hard chrome plated piston rod. These gas springs can be used at temperatures from -30 °C to +80 °C. Higher and/or lower temperatures are possible on request. See below the range of our standard gas springs made of steel, often to be delivered from stock.

Standard steel gas springs

Type gas springs Force (N)
156 Max 400N
198 Max 700N
2210 Max 1300N
2814 Max 2500N

For an optimal lifespan and proper installation of gas springs, the correct end fittings are of great importance.

Our end fittings

Tailor made gas springs

In addition to our standard gas springs, we also produce every possible gas spring to fit your requirement. We do this within the limits of diameter Ø12 to Ø40 for both steel and stainless steel 316. These limits are shown in the table below.

Type Ø Cil Ø Rod Stroke [mm] Force [N] Min L [mm]
124 12 mm 4 mm min 20 | max 120 min 20 | max 150 2x stroke + 30
156 15 mm 6 mm min 20 | max 250 min 20 | max 400 2x stroke + 30
198 18,5 mm 8 mm min 20 | max 350 min 50 | max 700 2x stroke + 41
2208 22 mm 8 mm min 20 | max 350 min 50 | max 700 2x stroke + 41
2210 22 mm 10 mm min 50 | max 500 min 100 | max 1300 2x stroke + 41
2810 28 mm 10 mm min 50 | max 550 min 100 | max 1300 2x stroke + 50
2814 28 mm 14 mm min 50 | max 650 min 100 | max 2500 2x stroke + 50
4020 40 mm 20 mm min 100 | max 800 min 100 | max 5200 2x stroke + 90

If your system needs a specific end fitting, we can engineer, produce and deliver it for you. Thanks to our intensive cooperation with Vapsint and our own engineering in Lelystad, we offer the right solution for every application. Please contact us for a tailor-made quotation.

Specials & options

What’s a gas spring?

The gas spring is a hydropneumatic adjustment element, consisting of a pressure tube and piston rod with specially designed piston. A special seal and guide system seals off the tube. The gas spring is filled with 100% compressed nitrogen. The filling pressure acts on the cross sectional area of the piston rod and produces an extension force, which can be ‘selected’ within physical limits.

The principal of a gas spring

A gas spring consists of a cylinder (C) and a piston rod (S) to which the piston (P) is attached. When the piston rod is pressed into the cylinder with the piston, the nitrogen moves from chamber (B) to chamber (A) by special channels. By adjusting these channels, we can adjust the behavior of the gas spring, such as speed and damping. The pressure in both chambers is the same, so the difference in surface area of the piston on side (A) and side (B) ensures that the piston rod is always pushed out of the cylinder. This reaction produces the force of the gas spring. Read more about the working of gas springs.

Calculating the gas spring

In order to choose the right gas spring for your application, a calculation must be made. The calculation itself is relatively simple, but because the centre of gravity of each system continuously changes with the angular rotation, the calculation of gas springs is still a complicated job. Take a look at our page with an explanation of the gas spring calculation or let us do the calculation for you. This is free of charge if you order the gas springs from us. Please contact us for the possibilities or fill in the gas spring form. Do you have the application as a 3D file? You can mail it to us together with your wishes and requirements. Indicate the centre of gravity and weight in relation to the hinge point as an appendix in a closed situation. When sending a Pack&Go it is important that all materials are correctly assigned in order to generate the correct centre of gravity.

Expert advice from Brimotech about our new gas springs. They fully thought along with us for a suitable solution. The gas springs works perfectly!

– Piet Dalen

Specials & options

At Brimotech we see it as a challenge to supply fully customized gas springs. We can therefore provide almost all of our gas springs with various options:

  • Dynamic damping: a specially shaped groove in the cylinder ensures smooth damping. In this way, we can install the gas spring in any desired position while remaining the damping. They can also be used for horizontal applications such as doors.
  • FDA approved oil: it is possible to supply your gas springs with FDA approved oil. This is particularly interesting for the food processing industry.
  • Specific damping(s): based on your wishes we develop the desired speed and damping, both at the compressing and extending stroke.
  • Friction: adjust the internal friction to fully adapt the gas spring to your application.
  • Lock in | Lock out: an internal mechanism that locks the gas spring when it is fully extended or compressed.
  • Rod Lock: Mechanical locking of the gas spring in any position.
  • Viton seals: ideal for extremely high temperatures or aggressive environments.
  • Anti-tear: simple protection against pulling forces.
  • VB Lock: mechanical locking in fully extended position.
  • Protection tube: additional protection of the piston rod against mechanical damage.
  • Dust cap: additional protective cap for the guide and seal. Can also be used as a scraper.
  • Colors: if required, we can supply our gas springs in different colors.
  • Etc.

Wondering which combinations are most suitable for your application? Feel free to contact us. We like to think along with you.

Tips for a long lifespan of our gas springs

Thanks to the high quality materials of our gas springs, you can count on a good quality gas spring. With the tips below you can easily extend the life of your steel gas springs:

  1. Do not use the gas springs at temperatures below -30°C or above 80°C.
  2. Do not lubricate the piston rod with oil, grease or paint them.
  3. Only load the gas springs axial.
  4. Do not submit pulling forces on the gas spring.
  5. Do not use the gas spring as damper.

 

In case of doubt about the correct use always contact us for advice or visit our page with tips for more useful advice.

Contact Brimotech for tailored advice.

Curious about the possibilities of our gas springs steel C45 or do you have a question about our working method? Feel free to contact us. We will gladly advise you.

Wondering which product you can use best in your application? Let us know your wishes and we will make a tailor-made calculation for you. Fill in the contact form below or contact us on +31 0320 769 103.