Gas Struts

Our High-Quality Gas Strut Products

Here at Metrol Springs, we stock a wide range of gas struts and gas springs for various uses.

We’re proud to be a leading UK supplier of adjustable and fixed force gas struts. We’re also more than happy to offer custom fittings where needed.

Our product range covers rods from 6mm all the way up to and including 20mm. So, whatever length, material, diameter or force you require, we’re sure to have something for your next project.

What are Gas Struts and How Do They Work?

Gas struts are hydro pneumatic rams. The gas/oil filled units provide a smooth controlled movement to lids, hatches and doors. Gas struts are self-contained, maintenance free units. When used in accordance with manufacturers’ guidelines, they will give years of trouble-free service.

A gas strut consists of a rod that slides in and out of a pressurised sealed tube. The rod has a piston riveted to one end which prevents it from being forced out of the tube when pressurised.

The force of the gas strut is provided by the gas pressure acting on the cross sectional area of the rod. The higher the gas pressure, the higher the force of the strut. The piston has a metering orifice which allows the gas/oil to pass from one side of the piston to the other. By altering the size of this orifice the rate of extension can be varied.

The oil within the gas strut produces the damping characteristics throughout the stroke, subject to correct orientation. As the rod extends from a compressed position the oil zone will dampen the movement as it reaches its full extension, giving a smooth controlled stop. The damping characteristics can be changed by using different viscosity and volume of oil in the tube.

What can our Gas Struts and Springs be used for?

Our gas struts can be found in many industries, including marine, lorries and trailers, industrial machinery, furniture, caravans and motorhomes, access hatches and much more. The versatility of our range makes them suitable for various applications, including upward-lifting doors, hatches, car boots, industrial machinery, and much more.

A common application for our gas struts is within vehicle suspension, where the coil component of the gas strut helps to absorb the impact of vibrations while on the road. There are many benefits of using gas struts for applications that require lifting, counterbalance, damping, tensioning, clamping, ejection, anti-vibration and safety-overload.

Experienced Gas Strut Manufacturers

From the initial design to concept, development, prototype, testing, and full production, we cover the entire lifespan of our gas strut products.

Our comprehensive UK facility, coupled with our Lesjöfors Group partnership, means we have the ability to export our products across the globe. Our international connections allow us to maintain the highest quality and benefit from high production rates.

Gas Struts Safety

Gas struts should never be used in consumable or medical applications where a gas leak could cause contamination. Applications that are subjected to heat or extreme temperatures are also unsuitable for gas struts.

Buy Gas Struts Online

If you know exactly what you’re looking for, please type the product code into the search bar above. Alternatively, you can use the categories above to navigate or visit our FAQ page to find out more detail on the uses for different types of gas struts, springs and access hardware.

You can locate the product you’re searching for by material and size, such as 8mm stainless steel rods or the application for which you intend to use the product, such as locks, hinges, latches, or gaskets.

Contact Our Team Today

As gas strut manufacturers, we’re best placed to advise you on the use or application of our products. From heavy-duty pneumatic gas struts to lightweight, small gas struts, let us help you to order with confidence.

If you need guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our online form or directly by calling us on 01604 499332.