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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Gas struts deliver when safety is key

The commercial print market is evolving rapidly. Pre-press businesses need to respond quickly to their customers' demands for better quality and faster processing - and require affordable and reliable equipment that allows them to achieve that. At the forefront of technology in this field, HighWater Designs is using a bespoke gas strut solution from Industrial Gas Springs (IGS) for safe operation of its latest computer to plate (CtP) imaging system.

A regular customer of IGS for more than a decade, HighWater uses gas springs in the design of its digital integration and creative imaging products for the pre-press and related graphic arts industries. IGS assessed HighWater's requirements, based on the specification provided and supplied samples for the company to prove out on the lid of its new Cobra 8 manual load/unload engine.

The 150mm stroke size 6 gas spring features metal eye end-fittings and is pressurised to meet certain criteria. The gas strut is required to provide a push and pull effect, so that the lid will remain secure in the open position with the spring at fully extension. The application demands minimal operator closing force, relying on the weight of the lid to ensure it shuts firmly.

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