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SUSPA is your worldwide leading manufacturer of gas springs and dampers. For nearly 40 years, SUSPA has offered a proven, time-tested, high performance gas spring line: SERIES 16. Conforming to the highest worldwide standards for lifting and counter-balancing, it features simple, easy motion. The basic design allows for a wide variety of applications with different forces, and takes into consideration ecological conservation. SUSPA gas springs are resistant to nearly all environmental conditions.
A Variety of Applications
With hundreds of applications already in existence, the potential new uses for SUSPA SERIES 16 non-locking gas springs are virtually limitless. SUSPA gas springs can fulfill most gas spring, hydraulic dampers, shock, struts and prop needs.
Automotive uses include tailgates, engine hoods, tonneau covers, pick-up cap windows, and luggage doors on busses.
Some residential uses include skylights, lawn and garden equipment, exercise equipment, awnings and fold-up benches. In healthcare, hospital beds, operating room tables, and even tanning beds are equipped with gas springs.
In office settings, gas springs and dampers have proven to be acceptable and useful. Some applications include overhead office bins, copy machines, blueprint plotters, mail processing equipment and counterbalance arms for computer terminals.
SUSPA gas springs and dampers are used on the shop floor in applications such as machine guards, conveyor gates and flex arms.
SUSPA SERIES 16 non-locking gas springs include the following product lines:
- 16-1 Gas Springs For lightweight applications with limited space. 6mm rod, 15mm diameter tube.
- 16-2 Gas Springs Our most popular size. Used for lifting and counterbalancing light to medium weight applications. 8mm rod, 18.5mm diameter tube.
- 16-4 Gas Springs Our highest rated domestically produced spring. 10mm rod, 21.5mm diameter tube.
Definitions and Operations
A gas spring is a self-contained, hermetically-sealed hydropneumatic linear actuator containing pressurized nitrogen gas, which provides an output force.
SUSPA gas springs offer a unique alternative to conventional mechanical or coil spring lifting or counterbalancing devices. The advantages of these gas springs involve a combination of a relatively flat force curve, controlled forces and extension speed, and damping at the end of the stroke. The spring rate for a gas cylinder is far less than for any mechanical spring.