Why are gas springs preferred over mechanical coil springs?

Coil spring vs gas springs

  • Gas springs provide full load on contact. There is no need to pre-load.
  • Gas springs provide greater tonnage per diameter than coil springs; therefore one gas spring can replace several coil springs.
  • Gas spring output force can be easily adjusted. At a given deflection, coil springs cannot be adjusted. To increase or decrease force, an alternative duty group or spring size must be substituted.