When gas struts are used, hinge friction, perceived speed of action, weight of application and where the gas strut is positioned on the application will have a bearing on calculations; leading to forces predicted prior to testing (theoretical forces) being incorrect.
Camloc’s Vari-Lift™ gas strut has been designed to save the end-user time and effort, offering the capability of being de-gassed whilst in position.
The gas springs are charged to their maximum force during manufacture. Using the standard 2mm Allen key provided, gas can be gradually released via the Vari-Lift™ valve. To do this; insert the Allen key into the Vari- Lift™ valve found at the end of the tube and make a quarter-turn. Once gas can be heard, make a quarter-turn back to close the valve prior to checking whether the application is running smoothly. If not, repeat the process.
Release of gas must be done on a gradual basis, to ensure too much is not released from the gas spring.