Gas Lift Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Hatfield, PA 800-314-3332

    Isotech offers a complete line of gas springs for most applications. From steel to stainless steel AISI 303/304 and AISI 316/316Ti, Isotech has the right product for the job. Gas Springs include tension springs, locking gas springs, realease systems, oil dampers, double-stroke springs, and gas spring accessories. Contact us today for more information!

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  • Plymouth, MI 734-207-1100

    DADCO is the leader in nitrogen gas spring technology, offering a complete line of nitrogen gas springs, nitrogen gas spring lifters, ISO air cylinders, hydraulic core pins and accessories. DADCO's products are widely approved and used in global stamping operations for many industries including metal stamping, automotive and plastic injection molding.

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  • Farmington Hills, MI 248-476-0213

    Leading the world in innovative deceleration devices: gas springs, hydraulic & rotary dampers, velocity controls, shocks & more. Our gas spring line controls the lifting & lowering of covers, guards, hatches, panels, etc. of various weights. Depend on our highly advanced Applications Department. View our ACE gas spring catalog online for detailed descriptions of our gas spring product types.

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Gas Lifts Industry Information

Gas Lifts

Gas lifts or gas lifters are simply gas springs used in lifting applications. While gas lifts more commonly refer to a method used for oil lifting or extraction, gas spring lifts are a means of producing force through the use of compressed air in order to lift, raise, push, or pull a surface or component as needed. Though referred to as lifts, these mechanisms provide smooth closing and lowering of objects as well.

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Applications of Gas Lifts

Used in such varied applications as automotive, aerospace, marine, transport, printing, agriculture, die cutting, construction, telecommunication, painting, inventory management and utility, gas lifts aid in the controlled movement of vehicles, covers, lids, doors, marine vessels, docks, platforms, and even personnel. Because gas springs compress and decompress at a near constant rate, operators can provide controlled motion throughout the lifting process. The smooth opening, closing, lifting, and lowering provided by these lifters is essential in many of the aforementioned applications where precision work is needed.

How Gas Lifts Work

The fundamental schematic is like that of an air or pneumatic cylinder. A sealed tubular body houses all of the other components and is made of durable materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or thermoplastic as needed to suit the environment in which it will be used. The inner and sometimes outer surfaces are polished to a micro-smooth finish to prevent unwanted friction for the piston head, which is fitted to transect the cylinder. The addition of seals, elastomeric, or metal, around this and all other valves or openings creates two air tight chambers within the main body. The piston head must, however, be able to slide up and down the barrel when activated by force or an increase or decrease in the gas charge present.

A cold rolled rod is attached to the piston head internally and to the lift equipment externally. As compressed gas (usually nitrogen or carbon) is introduced into the side of the chamber opposite of the rod, it pushes the rod out, creating the extension needed to lift or push any attached loads. When lowering is needed, pressure is either increased on the opposite side of the piston head or decreased on the non-rod side. Alleviating the pressure allows the rod to retract back into the cylinder. Adjustable and locking gas springs are commonly employed in lifts, allowing users to secure and stabilize the apparatus at any point.

Points to Consider When Purchasing a Gas Lift

It is important that a lift be suited to the specific application it is used for as load capacities may be extremely variable, ranging from less than one hundred to more than eighty thousand pounds. Regular maintenance is also crucial, as lift components can wear over time, and this may lead to mechanical failure if they are not properly repaired or replaced. As use and capabilities vary greatly, the size and configuration of gas lifts is also variable. The basic gas spring design and operation, however, is similar in any application.