Locking Gas Springs

Locking Gas Springs Guden SafeLock Locking Gas Springs are a standard gas spring but with the addition of an external locking shroud mechanism around the rod. The locking shroud is spring-loaded so it sits at an angle to the rod with the end of the shroud sitting on the end of the tube. This prevents the lockable gas spring from being compressed until it is manually moved to a position to allow compression.

This specialty attribute allows for the gas spring to always be securely in the extended position and makes sure that whatever it is mounted to is not able to be closed or moved unless you want to. It also adds extra security in the remote chance of a gas spring pressure loss removing the need for any prop rods or other external safety features. Each gas spring is pressurized with nitrogen gas.

  • Gas springs ending in C or K are supplied with plastic ball socket ends.

  • Gas spring ending in I with metal socket ends and safety clips.

  • Gas springs listed ending in X are supplied with threaded ends only.

Our select stock SafeLock products are listed here. And any Guden standard gas spring product, or a custom size, can be supplied with this feature as a custom run.

Guden also offers specialty gas springs that combine the positive locking capability of a SafeLock with the adjustable feature of a SetForce.

Guden also has a wide selection of ball studs and mounting hardware as well as a variety of end fittings.

For more information and FAQ please see About Gas Springs and the list of connectors. Also see our Notes about Safety and Gas Spring Safety and Design.