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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

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Locking springs achieve high force

Locking springs achieve high force Industrial Gas Springs has made a further addition to its extensive range of locking springs. The introduction of a size 14 series for high force applications underlines the company's commitment to meeting an increasing diversity of customer requirements. The new size 14 with a body diameter range of 28-40mm, is capable of achieving a maximum force of 2500N. This larger size locking spring will be built to order in any stroke length between 100-500mm (up to 250mm for a stainless steel rod). Marine quality 316 stainless steel is an option offering superior corrosion resistance in harsher environments. "The prototype for this spring was designed for the aircraft industry with an aluminium anodised body rather than steel because of the lighter weight," explains field sales manager James Godbold. "The original concept was for a spring that had a maximum force of 1200N. The size 14 was designed to allow for the higher force but because weight was also an issue, we looked at the aluminium body unit which cannot accept the same force values as steel." A full range of fittings including eyes, ball joints and clevis can be supplied with a plated finish - for normal commercial applications, 304 (V2a) corrosion resistant steel - where resistance to wear is an important part of the equation, or 316 stainless steel, when corrosion resistance is essential.

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