GGSX Series 40 gas springs feature improved multilobe seals and smaller-volume tubes. Applications include use in opening and holding lids, covers, doors, tail gates, and other hinged parts on recreational vehicles, pickup toppers, marine chests, tool boxes, and similar products. The gas springs are available with P1 pressures in 5-lb increments from 15 to 100 lbs to suit various loads. The gas springs all have 0.51-inch-diameter tubes and 0.24-inch-diameter rods, which enable installation in close or cramped configurations.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.