Stabilus

... technology gives comfort

Pioneering achievements

STABILUS has over 60 years experience in the manufacture of hydropneumatic equipment.
In addition to having produced hydraulic dampers over several decades STABILUS presented the world’s first standard production gas spring in 1962.

To date, it has produced over 1.5 billion gas springs. With its two product lines - gas springs and hydraulic vibration dampers - STABILUS is the world market leader with an annual production of some 120 million units.


For all business sectors

Having been successfully adopted and incorporated in the automotive and furniture industries for several decades, STABILUS gas springs have now also become an indispensable design element in countless industrial applications in the most diverse sectors.

 



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Choice and application of gas springs

Dimensions according to choice

STABILUS offers an extremely wide range of gas spring types, which vary in respect of their external dimensions, speed curves and extension variants, and invariably meet the most stringent requirements. A large selection is included in the STABILUS standard product range and can be delivered at short notice.

Service life and maintenance

Gas springs are maintenance-free! They are designed to specific requirements and operate for years and years without failure when properly installed. Also for particularly high numbers of load alterations special sealing systems are available which allow e.g. gas springs in swivel chairs to withstand up to one million load cycles without damage.

Connections

Different connections are available depending on the application. STABILUS therefore offers a wide range of plastic or metal hinge eyes, including the easy-to-mount angle joint that only has to be fitted on the ball socket and allows for twist-free installation.


Installation instructions

Twist-free connection

For maximum service life, gas springs should not be exposed to twists or lateral forces. Suitable connection fittings, e.g. angle joints, can be used for the twist-free connection of the gas springs.

Installation position

Gas springs - except those designed for position-independent installation - are preferably installed with the piston rod facing down so as to maximise the hydraulic damping effect and to ensure optimal lubrication of the guide and seal system.

Temperature behaviour

The temperature of the gaseous nitrogen inside the gas spring influences its extension behaviour within certain limits. The standard temperature range lies between -30°C and +80°C. In addition, gas springs with special sealing systems for extreme loads are available.

Operational safety

The operational safety of the gas spring is primarily achieved by seals designed to keep the gas pressure inside. For your protection, no bending loads should be exerted on the gas springs. Damage caused by subsequent mechanical operations, including welding, performed on the gas springs, as well as contamination or painting of the piston rod may lead to the failure of the devices.

Gas springs and dampers for applications in vehicle engineering

Compact design, high level of operating convenience and safety in use continue to expand the field of applications for STABILUS products.

e.g. Motor vehicles and superstructures...

Gas springs and dampers facilitate the opening and adjustment of hoods, hatches and covers.

e.g. Agricultural vehicles...

They dampen unpleasant shocks in the driver's seat caused by uneven land resulting in comfortable, relaxed and ergonomic seating.

e.g. Buses...

They allow seats to be adjusted to the passengers' bodies, so that even long journeys become a positive experience.

e.g. Railway vehicles...

Here, too, blocking gas springs in stepless adjustable seats ensure ergonomic seating.