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Low Temperature, Long Life Gas Spring Design and Material

success-stories-gas-springThe Situation
Gas springs used in automotive and industrial settings are getting smaller while operating at higher pressure and in greater extremes of temperature. Side loads are also going up putting greater demand on seal flexibility and abrasion resistance.

The Solution
Using design of experiments, abrasion/friction testing and product durability testing, Trostel has developed new material and geometry to extend the life of the critical seals used to maintain pressure in the gas spring application. Abrasion resistance has been doubled, friction coefficient reduced and stiffness to side deflection increased.