New gas strut kits enable easier specification and installation

30 Apr 2021

WDS Components offers a comprehensive selection of gas strut kits, which now come with a wide variety of fitting options to make it faster and easier for customers to select their required installation type.

The gas strut kits, which are ideally suited to OEMs, can be added to designs and purchased for applications including agricultural use, beds, camper vans, caravans, car boots, commercial vehicles, cupboards, hatches, machinery and marine application purposes.

The kits include the strut and all the components required for mounting, removing the need for the customer to make a calculation regarding the fitting types required. The components are easily specified according to application requirement by using the simple calculation tool available on the gas strut product pages

The gas struts come in a range from a total length of 182mm to 1132mm, with up to 22 sizes available in each model. The struts are also fully adjustable; meaning that, unlike other models available, the customer doesn’t have to calculate their force requirement before purchase.

Using an Allen key adjusted valve, pressure can be reduced from a maximum force of 2,500 N down to as low as 20 N and the struts can be retracted to 97% of their extension dimension, making them highly flexible to requirements.

The brackets can be selected for fitting inside or outside of the gas strut, depending on the application’s needs. End fittings include a flexible choice, including angle joints, clevis fork and eye, or swivel eye rose joints. Individual struts, brackets and fittings are also available as single components: for example, if replacement parts or spares are required.

The kits are constructed from steel with a black powder-coated strut to increase durability, as well as stainless steel versions that are suitable for use in food & beverage, pharmaceutical or marine environments, with optimum resistance to corrosion. The struts are specified to WDS’ design to ensure optimum performance and longevity.