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New gas strut kits enable easier specification and installation

27th April 2021

Gas struts are now available with brackets, rod ends and end fittings and come as a kit of parts for easy installation; making it faster and easier for customers to select their required installation type. Provided by WDS Components Ltd, the gas strut kits include a wide variety of fitting options that are easily specified from the website’s selection tool.

Ideally suited to OEMs who require high volumes, but they are also available in single units so the gas strut kits can be added to designs and purchased for applications including agricultural use, beds, camper vans, caravans, car boots, commercial vehicles, cupboards, hatches, machinery and marine application purposes.

WDS gas strut kits include the strut and all the components required for mounting, removing the need for the customer to make a calculation regarding the fitting types required. The kit’s components are easily specified according to application requirement by using the simple calculation tool available on the gas strut product pages on The website tool includes diagrams and instructions that clarify the component selection to achieve the application’s goal.

The gas struts come in a range from a total length of 182mm to 1132mm, with up to 22 sizes available in each model. The struts are also fully adjustable, meaning that unlike other models available, the customer doesn’t have to calculate their force requirement before purchase. Using an Allen key adjusted valve, pressure can be reduced from a maximum force of 2,500 N down to as low as 20 N and the struts can be retracted to 97% of their extension dimension, making them highly flexible to requirements.

The brackets can be selected for fitting inside or outside of the gas strut, depending on the application’s needs. End fittings include a flexible choice, including angle joints, clevis fork and eye, or swivel eye rose joints, and fittings for the kit are easily specified through the WDS website’s selection tool. Individual struts, brackets and fittings are also available as single components, for example if replacement parts or spares are required.

The kits are constructed from steel with a black powder-coated strut to increase durability, as well as stainless steel versions that are suitable for use in food & beverage, pharmaceutical or marine environments, with optimum resistance to corrosion. The struts are specified to WDS’ design to ensure optimum performance and longevity.

While the kits are easy to select, WDS’ Customer Support team is available to provide specification advice and a tailored service. WDS also carries a wide stock of all gas strut sizes and fitting types with same-day despatch offered to the UK and international destinations.


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About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

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