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Gas spring locks in the retracted position

Gas spring locks in the retracted position

The TouchLift from Suspa is a gas spring that locks when fully compressed. This lends itself to a number of applications, such as to hold lid covers in place in the lowered position. The lock is released by gently pressing the cover.

The company says that the locking works in a similar way to a ballpoint pen. You press once and the gas spring locks in place. Press once more and the gas spring extends. By using the TouchLift gas spring, furniture elements can be retracted so that their lid cover is flush with the respective surface. The objects can be raised and retracted simply by pressing the cover. Application examples include retracting flat screen displays into desks and cabinets, retracting outlet strips into kitchen worktops, a minibar that can be retracted into the arm of a chair, and lifting and lower functions for head rests or arm rests of sofas.

According to Suspa, the main advantage of the TouchLift is the very low noise and the 7mm travel of release. The TouchLift gas spring works without electricity. Therefore, no cables or batteries are required and no electricity costs are incurred. As standard the TouchLift comes with an 8mm diameter threaded eyelet on the piston rod side, and an M8 thread on the tube side, and is available in black or white. Further fittings and colours and available on request. Seven models in the range offer stroke lengths of 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm and 450mm, and extension force ranges from 100N to 400N. According to Suspa, the service life of the TouchLift corresponds to that of a classic gas spring, offering in the order of 50,000 cycles.

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