Stabilus gas springs and hydraulic dampers have become an essential element in vehicle design, as they guarantee safe and easy mobility, precise motion sequences, and effective vibration damping.
Stabilus has an extremely wide range of different types of gas springs that differ in terms of external dimensions, speed characteristics, and extension variants. Thanks to this variety of products, the company is able to provide solutions for every application.
Stabilus gas springs LIFT-O-MAT are hydro-pneumatic adjustment elements that are used whenever loads need to be lifted, lowered, moved, and adjusted in a controlled manner.
With an exactly calibrated extension force and damping specifically defined for the application, the LIFT-O-MAT gas spring allows optimal weight compensation, acts as a force support, lifts loads, opens doors and hoods, and, thanks to its damping characteristics, allows for easy execution of movements.
LIFT-O-MAT gas springs are also very easy to install and have compact dimensions, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.
The BLOC-O-LIFT gas springs function fundamentally according to the same principle as the LIFT-O-MAT gas springs. In addition, the BLOC-O-LIFT gas springs can be continuously locked and, depending on their structural design, either elastically or rigidly in the direction of tension or compression.
Continuous locking is made possible by the additional valve integrated in the piston that keeps the two pressure chambers gas-tight. Closing the valve stops the gas exchange between the two chambers and the BLOC-O-LIFT gas spring is locked.
The valve automatically closes as soon as the valve button is released from the outside. Elastic locking can be conveniently used, for example, to absorb shocks, impacts, or peak impulse loads comfortably (e.g. office chairs and swivel chairs).
HYDRAULIC VIBRATION DAMPING
Shock absorbers are necessary to positively influence the characteristics of movements and vibrations. They are customized based on the specific application.
Hydraulic shock absorbers consist of a pressure tube, a piston rod system, and attachment elements. When a movement occurs, the filling medium – oil – is compressed through properly sized holes within the piston, generating the desired damping force.