There are three types of locking Gas Springs flexible, rigid in extension, and rigid in compression. All types of Adjustable Locking Gas Springs incorporate a mechanism enabling the user to “lock” the rod at any point in its travel through a plunger that protrudes from the rod. When this plunger is depressed the rod is free to operate as normal. When the plunger is released, which may be at any point in the stroke, the rod is locked in that position.
Huteng offers three types of locking gas springs, with the following characteristics when locked:
FLEXIBLE the rod may slightly “flex” under heavy compression or tension loading. These springs must be used in a rod-down orientation unless an “oil chamber” system is fitted.
RIGID IN EXTENSION no flex when rod is being pulled, slight flex when rod being pushed. These springs can be used in any orientation.
RIGID IN COMPRESSION slight flex when rod being pulled, no flex when rod is being pushed. These springs must be used in a rod-down orientation unless an “oil chamber” system is fitted.
The amount of flexibility depends on the load applied when the spring is locked. Please contact our sales team for assistance in specifying the correct product for your application.