Basics of sizing a gas spring

We can manufacture gas springs in a whole range of sizes. Our gas springs come in a range of diameters to handle different force ranges and can be made with strokes up to 1 metre long! This ensures that we can produce parts that will be perfect for your needs, no matter what they may be.

Gas Spring SizeApproximate Lid Weight
6-15Up to 10kg

Gas Spring Approximate Lid Weight

Gas Spring SizesRange of Stroke (Rod Lengths)Range of Tube LengthsForce RangeThread Type
6mm rod dia-15mm tube dia60-200mm (5mm increments)90-235mm (1mm increments)50-400NM5x0.8
8mm rod dia-18/19mm tube dia60-300mm (5mm increments)105-335mm (1mm increments)100-650/850NM6x1.0
8mm rod dia-23 tube dia60-400mm (5mm increments)105-440mm (1mm increments)150-1200NM8x1.25
14mm rod dia-28mm tube dia60-500mm (5mm increments)155-555mm (1mm increments)200-2500NM10x1.5

Standard Swift and Sure Gas Spring Sizes

As a guide we suggest that the following tables are used to determine which gas spring is most suitable for your application. For information on sizing of our product ranges including any information on Econoloc shrouds, plain shrouds and other variations of our standard range of gas springs please see the individual product pages for more detailed sizing information.

We can manufacture gas springs outside of our standard range, with different dimensions and handling characteristics. Please contact one of our experts on + 44 (0)116 274 3600 or alternatively email to discuss your requirements.