Gas strut installation calculation sheet

When you want to install a gas strut, you will need to calculate the correct one for your application. Gas struts differ in size, shape, force and mounting parts. There is a lot of choice and therefor, it can be quite difficult to find the one you need. In order to assist you, we have developed different tools which you can use via our website. 

Gas struts

A gas strut is an adjustable element. It supports heavy lifting and assists opening and closing applications such as doors, windows, hatches, trailers and cabinets. The valve of gas struts is filled with nitrogen gas. The exact amount of gas determines the force that it effects. This pressure is needed in order to create counterforce and to move your application in a proper manner. 

Calculation sheet

If you want to calculate which gas strut you will need to install. You can do so by making use of a calculation sheet. We have created a tool that will calculate the gas struts you need. By entering information such as dimensions, force and the material of the gas strut, you can easily calculate which gas strut will be able to successfully support your application. 

Use the calculator 

Following the steps as described on below, the calculator will give optimal results! First you will fill in the length, height, width, weight and the pivot point of your application. After that, you enter the angle to the horizontal when the cover is open and when it is closed. Select the amount of struts you will need and decide the material of the strut and the cover. Finally fill in the details of the surroundings and choose whether you would like a tension spring or not. 

Installing your strut

Installation of gas struts can be done fairly easy. All of our struts are produced in a compact way and are very user friendly. Anyone can install a gas strut! However, if you require any assistance, we are happy to help you anytime! Please contact us by filling in the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!