Technical Guide

1.0 What is a Gas Spring & How Does It Work
      1.1 The Basics
      1.2 Output Force
      1.3 Friction
      1.4 Temperature Effects on Output Force
      1.5 Dampening


2.0 Where and How is a Gas Spring Used
      2.1 Define & Show Simple Moment Balance
      2.2 Show Simple Prop Application
      2.3 Push Up Design
           2.3.1 Crossover - Self-Rise - Self-Close
           2.3.2 Hump
           2.3.3 Dampening
      2.4 Flipover Design
           2.4.1 Hump
           2.4.2 Dampening


3.0 Other Factors to Consider
      3.1 System Operating Characteristics
           3.1.1 Opening and Closing Efforts
           3.1.2 Self-Rise Angles
      3.2 Life
      3.3 Operating Conditions
      3.4 Safety
           3.4.1 Buckling
           3.4.2 Burst Pressures
           3.4.3 Side Loading


4.0 Assembly
      4.1 Ease of Assembly

5.0 Advantages
      5.1 Advantages of AVM Designs

6.0 Comparison
      6.1 Comparison to Competition

7.0 Warranty
      7.1 AVM Industrial Warning and Limited Warranty