Shocks – Gas Springs

Gas springs belong to the category of components that are used to supply force and thrust. They are classified by length and force. Length is measured in centimetres and force in Newtons.
There are special shocks for the trunks of passenger cars, buses, tractors and machinery.
We also supply general purpose and industrial use shocks for a number of applications such as hydraulic seats, reclining beds, furniture, various storage spaces, ramps, etc. A number of different options for the shocks ends allow different supporting solutions.

Important information related to the use of shocks:

  • Shocks operating temperature range is -30 °C to +80 °C. They can operate at higher temperatures following a factory upgrade and provided they are labelled with the correct rating indications for this.
  • Gas shocks are filled with pure nitrogen. Nitrogen is an inert, non-combustible, non-exploding and non-poisonous gas. Gas springs are under high pressure reaching up to 300 bar. Their disassembly is therefore prohibited.
  • Gas springs are mainly made of metal. They can by thus recycled safely, provided that they are not under pressure.
  • A gas shock should be installed with the piston rod downwards. This position ensures the best damping effect.
  • Gas shocks are maintenance-free. Do not lubricate the piston. The piston must not be painted or grinded. It should be protected from scratches and blows. In addition, the cylinder should not be deformed. Such damage will destroy the sealing system.

Avoid using shocks with damaged or deformed cylinder, bent piston rod and other external damage. There is a risk of breaking during installation.
If you think we can be of service to you please contact us. Tractor Glass staff are willing to serve you. For more information, please refer to our catalogue.