Gas springs are an effective alternative to coil die springs in applications that require extreme force. They operate by compressing nitrogen gas that is held within the spring cylinder. When compressed, the nitrogen gas volume decreases and creates a counter force against the rod that is being compressed.
Nitrogen gas springs exhibit impressive strength and can generate remarkable force relative to their size. The primary purposes of gas springs are to apply force, making them suitable for use in a wide range of manufacturing applications, specifically in the metal stamping industry. Today, gas springs are commonly found in stamping plants, tool and die, manufacturing, and various OEM applications.