Auto Tension Gas Springs are designed to operate with a tension load, so the spring stretches as the load is applied to it. Their turns are normally touching in the unloaded position, and they have a hook, eye or some other means of attachment at each end. This type of gas springs are very typical and are hence manufactured when there is any specific requirement from the client’s side. The operation of these springs are opposite of compression gas springs; they retract rather than extend. Mounting constraints often do not allow for the use of compression springs. Examples include doors and access panels hinged horizontally at the bottom and any type of cover or lid that must be pulled open or pulled shut. Tension gas springs also find many uses as tensioners on mechanical assemblies and belt drives.
Auto Tension Gas Springs are appreciated for their salient features that include: