- We maintain a high level of quality through our 20,000 cycle testing and 150 hours of shaft salt exposure testing
- All our gas struts are tried and tested in the market
- Well oiled seal and brass guided shaft
- Manufactured with additional backup seal for use if primary seal fails
- Tailored strut lengths and pressures available for specific applications
595mm gas struts: everything you need to know
The Dunn & Watson 595mm gas strut is great for all sorts of vehicular applications. Whether you need it to ease the heavy lifting on a door, boot, bonnet, window, toolbox or canopy window on your four-wheel-drive, ute, camper trailer, RV or caravan, it’ll do the trick!
Our high quality gas struts are all made in Australia and rigorously tested in the Aussie market. Make sure you don’t compromise on quality, make sure you choose Dunn & Watson.
The weight capacity of the 595mm gas strut
Our gas struts all come in a variety of weight capacity options. These capacities are measured in newton force (n). The 595mm gas strut is available in everything from 100n to 700n, and everything in between.
Every 10kg of weight requires 100n. If your application weighs 60kg, you’ll need a 595mm gas strut of 600n. It’s very important that you use the right strut with the correct weight capacity to prevent injury and damage. Remember that this simple calculation is dependent on where the weight that is being lifted is concentrated: the closer to the hinges the greater the weight capacity will need to be. If you’re unsure what type of 595mm gas strut you need, make sure to get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help.
Selecting the right gas strut
The 595mm gas strut means that it is 595mm in length when fully extended. When measuring your application, the gas strut should be approximately 60% of the length (or height) that is opening and closing. For a 595mm gas strut this means that it is suitable for approximately 991mm sized lengths. Once you know the right size of strut, the next thing to do is to work out the amount of newton force/weight capacity required.
Some gas struts will still have a label with all the measurements and required specifications on it for easy reference. If you don’t have access to this information you will need to estimate the newton force that you will need, and measure the diameter of the shaft and cylinder of your existing gas struts. A handy way of working out the weight required is to use a broomstick with a set of regular bathroom scales. Once you have the weight you can use our understanding that every 10kg of weight translates to 100n to work out what newton force is required.
For example, let’s take a 595mm gas strut with 400n. Thus you will need to make sure:
- 595mm equals 60% of the entire length of the window/door.
- 400n will be sufficient for the 40kg or less being lifted.
- The diameter and width of the shaft and cylinder matches your existing gas struts.
Finding the right gas struts initially
It’s one thing to find the gas strut to replace an old strut, but what do you do if you need to find the right size and weight capacity for the first time? There’s a formula you need to use, which can appear a bit difficult, but if you have your measurements is actually manageable. The Dunn & Watson team is happy to help you work all of this out if you need a hand. Otherwise you can use the formula here to help yourself.
The measurements you need are as follows:
- G = the weight of the item to be lifted (door or window)
- H = 60% of the length of this item
- L = mounting distance of the hinge
Once you have these numbers entered into your formula, you’ll have the newton force required. Measure 60% of the length of the door or window you’re lifting; for example, if the length of your application is 984mm with a weight of 500kg, then you’d need a 595mm x 500n gas strut.
Features of the 595mm gas struts
All of our gas struts undergo our exhaustive quality control processes and are made in Australia. These procedures include a 20,000 cycle testing regime and 150 hours of shaft salt exposure testing at our factory, and ensure that our products meet the highest of national and international standards. Our quality management system also means that you can rest assured that our gas struts will operate optimally in all sorts of environments and conditions including sandy, dust, coastal or salty locations. No corrosion, no jams, no problems.
Dunn & Watson’s gas struts are all finished with impeccable precision and quality. The brass guided shaft and well-oiled seal, complete with a backup seal in case the primary seal fails, guarantees smooth operation when both opening and closing. The struts are also fitted with a dampener to prevent sudden or slamming operation which can cause injury and damage.
While our gas struts come in a wide variety of sizes and weight bearing capacities, if you’re in need of a custom fabrication job to suit a very specific application we can help! Simply get in touch with us and let us know the exact lengths, specifications and newtons you need. We’ll ensure you get the right gas strut to solve any issue.
- Australian made and Australian checked
- Superior quality and guaranteed optimal operation
- Fully tested and quality checked
- Well-oiled seal and additional backup seal
- Brass guided seal that resists corrosion
- Safety dampener included
- Custom tailored jobs are available
At the end of the day, whether you’re working on a ute canopy or a camper trailer bed, a 4WD tailgate or an RV, our 595mm gas strut is the ideal choice. If you would like any more information about this product or any of our other high quality hardware, or you’d like a hand working out the right specifications for your application, contact our team on 1300 210 549 or send us an email today.
Given that Gas Struts are commonly used on doors for camper trailers, caravans and boats you might also be interested in our range Hinges, locks & handles, drawer slides, foam & rubber seals, fasteners and much more.