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There are many applications on board where the assistance of a gas strut will reduce the effort required.


Vetus Gas Struts

There are many applications on board where the assistance of a gas strut will reduce the effort required. For example, heave deck hatches or locker doors. Vetus gas struts are specifically designed for marine use. All external parts are made of stainless steel (AISI 316) or synthetic materials and the special seals guarantee long service life. When fitted vertically, make sure that the piston rod is pointing downward.

These gas-filled cylinders are supplied complete with fixings. In order to calculate the maximum admissible weight which can be supported, the following calculation is required:

Force in N/m = G x 1/2W
1000
F
G
W
=
=
=
Force of the gas strut in N/m
Weight of the object to be lifted in N
Width of the object to be lifted in mm


Example:

The weight (G) of a hatch is 11kg (110 N). The width (W) of the hatch is 600mm. This means that:
110 x 330
1000
= 33 N/m is needed to hold the hatch open

In the case of one gas strut, VTSGASSP44 delivers 28.8 N/m, which means that an additional 4.3 N/m will have to be applied by the user.

In the case of two gas struts, VTSGASSP38 delivers 37.8 N/m (18.9 x 2), which means that the user will have to push the hatch down with a force of 4.8 N/m.

VETUS GAS STRUTS
Product No. Total
Force
Stroke
(S)
Force
per Meter
Length
(L)
Length
(L+S)
VTSGASSP25 180 N
(40.46 lb)
74mm
(2 59/64 in)
13.3 N/m
(9.8 lb/ft)
180mm
(7 3/32 in)
254mm
(10 in)
VTSGASSP30 135 N
(30.34 lb)
85mm
(3 23/64 in)
11.5 N/m
(8.48 lb/ft)
220mm
(8 43/64 in)
305mm
(12 3/32 in)
VTSGASSP38 135 N
(30.34 lb)
140mm
(5 33/64 in)
18.9 N/m
(13.93 lb/ft)
240mm
(9 29/64 in)
380mm
(14 31/32 in)
VTSGASSP44 180 N
(40.46 lb)
160mm
(6 5/16 in)
28.8 N/m
(21.24 lb/ft)
280mm
(11 1/4 in)
440mm
(17 21/64 in)
VTSGASSP51 270 N
(60.69 lb)
205mm
(8 5/64 in)
55.3 N/m
(40.78 lb/ft)
305mm
(12 3/32 in)
510mm
(20 51/64 in)
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Vetus Stainless Steel Gas Strut, Length 12" - 20", incl. Fittings
VTSGASSP51
Original Price: $ 115.00
Price: $ 89.95
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