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New gas strut kits enable easier specification and installation

11 May 2021

Gas struts are now available with brackets, rod ends and end fittings, and come as a kit of parts for easy installation – making it faster and easier for customers to select their required installation type.

Provided by WDS Components Ltd, the gas strut kits include a wide variety of fitting options that are easily specified from the website’s selection tool. 

Ideally suited to OEMs who require high volumes, but they are also available in single units, so the gas strut kits can be added to designs and purchased for applications including agricultural use, beds, camper vans, caravans, car boots, commercial vehicles, cupboards, hatches, machinery, and marine application purposes. 

WDS gas strut kits include the strut and all the components required for mounting, removing the need for the customer to make a calculation regarding the fitting types required. The kit’s components are easily specified according to application requirement by using the simple calculation tool available on the gas strut product pages on wdscomponents.com. The website tool includes diagrams and instructions that clarify the component selection to achieve the application’s goal. 

The gas struts come in a range from a total length of 182mm to 1132mm, with up to 22 sizes available in each model. The struts are also fully adjustable, meaning that unlike other models available, the customer doesn’t have to calculate their force requirement before purchase. Using an Allen key adjusted valve, pressure can be reduced from a maximum force of 2,500N down to as low as 20N and the struts can be retracted to 97 percent of their extension dimension, making them highly flexible to requirements. 

The brackets can be selected for fitting inside or outside of the gas strut, depending on the application’s needs. End fittings include a flexible choice, including angle joints, clevis fork and eye, or swivel eye rose joints, and fittings for the kit are easily specified through the WDS website’s selection tool. Individual struts, brackets and fittings are also available as single components, for example, if replacement parts or spares are required. 

The kits are constructed from steel with a black powder-coated strut to increase durability, as well as stainless steel versions that are suitable for use in food & beverage, pharmaceutical or marine environments, with optimum resistance to corrosion. The struts are specified to WDS’ design to ensure optimum performance and longevity. 

While the kits are easy to select, WDS’s customer support team is available to provide specification advice and a tailored service. WDS also carries a wide stock of all gas strut sizes and fitting types with same-day despatch offered to the UK and international destinations.


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