What is Rigid Locking Gas Strut

What is a rigid locking gas strut and how do I measure it?

What are Rigid Locking Gas Struts

Rigid Locking Gas Struts can be locked anywhere along the complete stroke. 

By pushing the release pin, the piston valve opens allowing gas to flow through the piston and the piston rod extends or can be pushed in. 

When the release pin is no longer being pushed, the valve closes and the piston rod is locked in the desired position.

When locked, depending on the type of construction, extension force and the direction of the movement, various locking forces can be achieved.


  • Recliner chairs
  • Aeroplane seats
  • Hospital Beds
  • Dentist Chairs
  • Lecture tables
  • Hidden TV’s & Computer in furniture
  • Furniture
  • Machinery i.e. concrete cutters

# Remember

When you order your rigid locking gas struts remember you will need the following accessories:


How to Measure your Rigid Locking Gas Struts

Rigid Locking Gas Stut

Follow our simple and easy steps to measure and order your rigid locking gas struts.

Step 1. Measure the Extended Length

Measure for the end of the thread on the rod end to the centre of hole on the canister end when fully extended.

Step 2. Measure the Diameter

Measure across the rod and across the canister.

  • Ours are 10/27 diameter

Step 3. The Force

How much pressure do you require? Our rigid locking gas struts come in specific pressures.

  • Did you know that rigid locking gas struts can hold 10x the amount of force in them when locked.

Click on the link below view our range of rigid locking gas struts.

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