As the official UK distributor for Stabilus gas springs for industrial applications, SKF Actuation and Motion Control is promoting the benefits of this range.
The Stabilus Lift-O-Mat range of gas springs is suitable for a variety of industrial applications. Size and force variants in the Lift-O-Mat range cover piston rod diameters from 6 to 20mm and forces from 50 to 5200N. The spring curve of the dampers is linear and therefore provides uniform force progression over the entire spring travel. Units are available with dynamic or hydraulic damping, according to the application or the fitting position.
Variants include the Hydro-Lift that can be positioned at any desired point, Lift-O-Mat High Friction for stepless positioning, Electro-Lift with the capability of electrically switching in operation (such as illuminating a space when a door is opened), and the Inter-Stop in which the stroke can be divided into a number of functional areas (such as for flap positioning).
Stabilus gas springs and dampers are suited to a broad range of applications, where the compact design of the products offer advantages over other damping devices. Typical applications include those in the medical field, such as in hospital beds, theatre couches, massage couches and in rehabilitation equipment – all areas where SKF already provides electromechanical actuators.
Nick Brooker, marketing manager of SKF Actuation and Motion Control, says: "SKF is an expert in the industrial products and linear actuation technology used within this market sector. We are therefore able to offer the customer a solution relating to several aspects of an application. SKF also offers a wide sales and distribution capability in the UK which complements its product and application engineering advice".