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GS-8

Individual stroke length and extension forces

Valve Technology
Force range 2 lbs to 22 lbs (compressed up to 29 lbs)
Stroke 0.79" to 3.14"

Universal and tailor made: ACE industrial gas springs offer perfect support of muscle power with forces from 2 to 2,923 lbs. (10 to 13,000 N) with body diameter of 0.31" to 2.76" (8 to 70 mm). These durable and sealed systems are ready for installation, maintenance-free and filled with pressurized nitrogen gas.

They are filled according to individual customer pressure requirements and may be adjusted later by use of a built-in valve. ACE provides free calculation support and designs the gas springs with mounting points specifically for the particular application. A variety of accessories makes assembly even easier and allows universal application of the gas springs.

ACE industrial gas push type springs are used on covers, lids, or other components. They are used in industrial applications, automation and machine building, medical technology as well as in the electronics, automobile and furniture industries.
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Technical Data

Force range 2 lbs to 22 lbs (compressed up to 29 lbs)

Stroke 0.79" to 3.14"

Piston rod diameter Ø 0.12"

Progression Approx. 28 %

Lifetime Approx. 250,000 cycles

Operating temperature range -4 °F to +176 °F

Material Outer body: Coated steel ; Piston rod: Stainless steel (1.4301/1.4305, AISI 304/303) ; End fittings: Zinc plated steel

Operating fluid Nitrogen gas and oil

Mounting We recommend mounting with piston rod downwards to take advantage of the built-in end position damping.

End position damping length Approx. 0.2" (depending on the stroke)

Positive stop External positive stop at the end of stroke provided by the customer.

Application field Hoods, Shutters, Machine housing, Conveyor systems, Control boxes, Furniture industry, Jacking applications, Assembly stations, Vehicle technology

Note

Increased break-away force if unit has not moved for some time.

End fittings

They are interchangeable and if necessary must be positively secured by the customer to prevent unscrewing.

Safety information

Gas springs (push type) should not be installed under pre-tension.

On request

Special oils and other special options. Alternative accessories. Different end position damping and extension speed.

Application Examples

GS8-70  Maintenance work on harvesting machines
GS8-70 Maintenance work on harvesting machines
ACE industrial gas springs prevent injuries during maintenance work on harvesting machines. The blades of corn pickers are arranged under plastic hoods, which assure proper material flow within the machine. For maintenance purposes, the hoods, weighing about 7 kg, must be lifted up. To protect maintenance personnel from injury by falling hoods, they are kept in the open position by industrial ...
GS8-70 mini-incubator
GS8-70 mini-incubator
ACE industrial gas springs (push type) protect samples in an incubator, which is used for chemical and biochemical applications. The plexiglass hood, under which may be found valuable laboratory goods, is securely held open by two maintenance-free, ready-to-install ACE industrial gas springs (push type) of the type GS-12-60-AA-X. With an end-position damping of 5 mm and an extension force of ...
GS8-70 Rescue Helicopter
GS8-70 Rescue Helicopter
ACE industrial gas springs make opening and closing doors of rescue helicopters easier. The maintenance-free, sealed systems are installed in the access doors of helicopters of the type EC 135. There, they allow the crew to enter or exit the helicopter quickly, thus contributing to enhanced safety. The GS-19-300-CC gas springs provide a defined retraction speed and secure engagement of the ...

Application Areas

  • Hoods
  • Shutters
  • Machine housing
  • Conveyor systems
  • Control boxes
  • Furniture industry
  • Jacking applications
  • Assembly stations
  • Vehicle technology
  • Folding elements
ACE industrial gas push type springs are used on covers, lids, or other components. They are used in industrial applications, automation and machine building, medical technology as well as in the electronics, automobile and furniture industries.