What is the difference between self-contained gas springs and a hosed system?

Self-contained Gas Springs

  • Each gas spring operates independently of one another.
  • The gas springs can be ordered pre-charged or individually adjusted in the field.
  • Requires the least initial investment.
  • The gas springs are simply dropped into a spring pocket, bolted down, or flange mounted.
  • Force increase from initial to full stroke ranging from 30% to 71%.

Hosed System

  • The valve is removed from the charge port of each gas spring and the gas springs are connected with hoses out to a control panel.
  • The entire system is charged from a central control panel.
  • Uniform pressure throughout the entire system.
  • The pressure can be easily monitored and adjusted.
  • The pressure rise can be customized by the addition of a compression tank.