Gas Strut End Fittings are components and pieces of hardware designed for use with gas springs. Gas springs, unlike regular mechanical springs, use pneumatically stored potential energy to operate. Compressed gas is sealed inside an enclosed cylinder using a sliding piston, and the gas then propels a piston when the seal is removed.
Gas strut end fittings are used in the installation of gas springs, which are used in a number of different ways. They are often used in automobiles, for example, to support a tailgate when the boot is open, and office chairs, when the seat height needs to be adjusted. They are also used in medicine, aerospace, and in certain types of furniture.
There are a wide variety of gas strut end fittings, but some common types include: