Our gas springs are equipped with a certain amount of oil. This oil is not only for sealing and lubrication, but also to have a certain damping in extension. When the oil is between the piston and seal when the piston rod moves outward, the extension speed of the piston rod will be dampened at a certain moment. The construction of the piston, the amount of oil and the viscosity of the oil determine the characteristic of this damping.
This damping is necessary to prevent shocks and impacts in the application. In order to obtain a good damping it is necessary to mount the gas spring with the cylinder facing upwards.
In addition to the so-called oil damping, we can provide all gas springs with a dynamic damping. This type of damping is not dependent on the installation position and can even function in a horizontal installation.
Curious about the possibilities of the various types of damping? Feel free to contact us. We will gladly advise you.
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