We produce and supply a wide range of electrically powered struts to suit many different applications in addition to lifting engine covers and hatches.
Our struts are being used to lift tables and steer consoles, to slide open roofs, as well as to hide barbecues and TVs after use. You can see them converting beds at the touch of a switch, and even sliding security bars into position behind exposed windows…
Different solutions are available to get the most appropriate device for the job, with thrusts from 100 to 1000 Kg, strokes from 5 cm to 3 meters, speed from 2 through 36 mm/sec on either 12 or 24 Volt DC supply. Both “push only” and “push/pull” versions are available, with our without encoder (“sincro” or “macro”).
But what all our struts have in common, is having been designed and built to work in a marine environment: their structure of anodized light alloy protects the motor and the mechanical from spray and salt.
To select the appropriate strut suitable for your needs, you have to consider several factors. For instance, if the purpose is to raise a hatch which is the only access to a compartment, we would advise using the “push only” versions as these permit manual opening in the event of power failure. Otherwise, some solution will have to be provided to unfasten the strut from the outside.
Other factors to be considered are the point and the angle of thrust that significantly affect the effort required. Moreover, if the lift reaches the tipping point, you must use a “push/pull” version that allows accompanying the opening and the closing in the recall.
The installation of a pair of struts to work together without encoder, is possible only if to both the struts is required the identical effort, otherwise it is necessary to choose the synchronized version with encoder. The pairs without encoder must be ordered as such: it is not possible to couple struts supplied as singles.
Struts with encoder, in the SINCRO version, can be programmed to operate in a synchronized manner up to a maximum of 6 of them at the same time.
Instead, MACRO version allows to program the sequential operation of two or three series of struts (two singles, three singles, a couple and a single, two couples and a single, three couples, etc.), that can contemplate up to 10 separate movements to be memorized on each strut (single or coupled), in order to obtain the desired sequence of movements.
For more details, please see relevant installation and use instructions.