Damper Struts and Traction Gas Struts
Traction Gas Stay
Reliable damper and traction struts for work vehicles
Whether you dive a car, van or ute loaded with tools and equipment, or light machinery with maintenance hatches, you may need more than just regular gas stays to keep safe. Our damper and traction stays are designed to make opening and closing heavy hatches and doors as easy and safe as possible.
While regular stays provide consistent resistance while extending or retracting, damper gas stays provide additional resistance while retracting to prevent lids or hatches from slamming shut. Traction stays do the opposite, and use additional resistance to prevent lids from opening too quickly, which can be extremely handy if you’re storing heavy or sharp equipment. Traction stays can also be used for return assist motions, helping you close heavy lids and ramps easily.
Browse Ovesco’s range of damper gas struts and traction struts to find the right solution. If you need advice or questions answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our specialists.
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What is the difference between a damper and gas strut?
Dampers and gas struts differ in their primary functions and applications. Dampers are used to control motion and reduce oscillations by dissipating energy, while gas struts provide controlled force to assist in lifting, lowering, or supporting objects. Dampers slow down movement, while gas struts facilitate specific motions like opening or closing lids or hatches. These distinctions make each component suitable for different purposes and industries, such as automotive for dampers and furniture or machinery for gas struts.
What is a traction stay?
A traction stay is a type of mechanical stay designed to resist stretching or pulling forces. It operates by exerting an opposing force when extended or pulled, which is why it's often referred to as a ‘tension’ or ‘traction’ stay.
These stays are commonly used in various applications, such as garage doors, trampolines, industrial equipment, and even in simple everyday objects.
When do you need a damper strut?
A damper strut, also known as a gas spring or gas damper, is needed when you require controlled motion and damping of force in various applications. Common instances include furniture and cabinetry to prevent slamming doors, lids, or panels, as well as in chutes and hatches.