As the leader in our industry DADCO’s expertise is demonstrated in our comprehensive range of nitrogen gas springs extending from 10 pounds to 22 tons. Our products top the industry in craftsmanship and innovation. To further assist our customers with product selection and design, we provide an online catalog with complete dimensional, mounting and accessory information with downloadable CAD models.
C Series – Micro Nitrogen Gas Springs
DADCO’s patented Micro Nitrogen Gas springs are the ideal replacement for conventional coil springs. Their consistent, reliable force makes them the perfect choice for use in metal stamping; general tool work, such as jigs and fixtures; machine components; and plastic injection molding.
LJ and L Series – Miniature Nitrogen Gas Springs
Ideal for stampers of small parts, these extremely popular springs are durable and conveniently available in three force models (0.3 ton, 0.5 ton, 0.75 ton). Operate as self-contained or linked together using DADCO’s exclusive MINILink® system.
U Series – Ultra Force® Nitrogen Gas Springs
High force and low profile, U Series springs are perfect for stampers limited by shut height. Providing thirteen force models (from 0.2 ton to 22 ton) this series suits a wide range of new and existing applications. The U.0400-U.20000 models incorporate DADCO’s exclusive UltraPak® cartridge technology; a superior bearing and seal providing excellent wear characteristics that extend gas spring life.
UH Series – Nitrogen Gas Springs
The UH Series features a square bottom groove and ISO standard mount pattern. A standard G 1/8 port across the eight force models (0.4 ton to 7.4 ton) is provided for easily converting to linked operation. Featuring the UltraPak® cartridge, this series utilizes the established U Series technology but is 4-14 mm taller.
UT Series – Nitrogen Gas Springs
UT Series springs comply with the Toyota Standard (SMS DNH 3203n) and feature a radius bottom groove, metric mount pattern and come standard with a G 1/8 port. Featuring the UltraPak® cartridge this series is available in five force models (1.0 ton to 10.7 ton).
This new compact spring provides up to four tons of force on contact, the most tonnage we offer in a 75 mm diameter body. Extended rod guidance provides side load resistance and is available in 15 – 80 mm stroke lengths. Linked operation of the SCS.4300 is easily achieved with the use of DADCO’s new 90.50.4300 mount.
NEW! SCS.7000 Series
This new compact spring provides up to six tons of force on contact, the most tonnage we offer in a 95 mm diameter body. Extended rod guidance provides side load resistance and is available in 15 – 80 mm stroke lengths. Linked operation of the SCS.7000 is easily achieved with the use of DADCO’s new 90.51.7000 mount.
SCR Series- Compact Nitrogen Gas Spring
SCR Series feature oversized piston rods in compact diameters providing the highest force, rod-sealed, gas springs available from DADCO. The four force models (0.5 ton to 3.2 ton) are completely serviceable and have a side port allowing for easy pressure adjustment, charging or linked operation using DADCO’s exclusive MiniLINK® fitting system.
90.60/90.60N Series – Compact Height Nitrogen Gas Springs
90.60/90.60N Series complies with Nissan die standards. These compact-height nitrogen gas springs have a radius bottom groove, ISO standard mount pattern and feature a G 1/8 port. The 90.60 force models (1.5 ton, 3 ton) are offered in metric stoke lengths while the 90.60N force models (0.5 ton, 0.75 ton) are offered in inch stroke lengths.
90.8N Series – Compact Height Nitrogen Gas Springs
90.8N Series complies with Nissan die standards. These compact gas springs feature a radius bottom groove, metric mount patterns and G 1/8 port. Available in five force models (from 0.75 ton to 7.5 ton) this series is offered in inch stroke lengths.
90.5B2 Series – Compact Nitrogen Gas Springs
90.5B2 Series is slightly shorter than the full height/ISO standard and is a direct replacement for the obsolete 90.5B Series. Available in two force models (1.5 ton, 3 ton), this series has the capability to be operated in either a self-contained system or a linked system and utilizes standard mounts.
SC Series – Super Compact Nitrogen Gas Springs
Super Compact Series is ideal for applications that require high force and short stroke lengths. The bore-sealed construction of this series offers the highest force per diameter model from DADCO. Available in nine force models (from .4 ton to 18 ton) this series can suit a variety of well-designed die applications. Sub plates may be added to the springs to operate in a linked system.
90.10 / 90.8 Series – Full and Compact Height Nitrogen Gas Springs
DADCO’s widely accepted full-height 90.10 Series is based on the ISO standard. With seven force models (from 0.17 ton to 10 ton) this series provides the greatest stroke length variety available from DADCO. The 90.8 Series is a compact-height alternative, saving 25 mm to 50 mm in height over the 90.10 Series. This series is available in five force models (from 0.75 ton to 7.5 ton). Both series can be operated self-contained or in a linked system and use the same comprehensive assortment of attachable mounts, welded mounts and accessories.
UX Series – Ultra Force Extended® Nitrogen Gas Springs
The UX Series fits the standard full-height gas spring envelope with 25-55% more force-on-contact; resulting in reduced die construction costs with fewer cylinders. This series consists of seven force models (from 0.7 ton to 22 tons), can be operated self-contained or in a linked system and uses the same comprehensive assortment of attachable mounts, welded mounts and accessories as the 90.10 and 90.8 Series.
90.10 DS Series – Die Storage Gas Springs
DADCO’s 90.10 DS Series have a reduced rate of return making them an ideal choice for die storage. Directly interchangeable with ISO 3000-7500 models, this series has a lower operating temperature and decreases overall wear on the gas spring and press components.
Extreme Condition Solutions
Resolve nitrogen gas spring contamination problems with DADCO’s Extreme Condition Solutions. These options are designed for applications where draw die compounds and other contaminants are present. Choose from the following gas spring upgrades: Secondary Wiper, Rod Cover, or Plated Cylinder with Secondary Wiper; all can be used in conjunction with our stainless steel fittings and control panels for corrosion resistant linked operation.
90.10RX Series – Reduced Impact Nitrogen Gas Springs
The patented 90.10RX Series reduces overall impact force during operation. This series replaces the 90.10R – RIC Series utilizing concepts from DADCO’s ISO Series. Available in four force models (3 ton to 10 ton) this series utilizes a robust design and the same comprehensive assortment of attachable mounts, welded mounts and accessories as the 90.10 Series.
High Temperature Options
High Temperature nitrogen gas spring models extend the maximum temperature range with high temperature components. Micro gas springs are available in two upgrades: H1 Models for applications up to 110°C (230°F) or H2 Models for applications from 110°C – 200°C (230°F – 392°F).
Pad Bounce Reducer
DADCO’s Pad Bounce Reducer dampens pad bounce resulting from inertia of the lower pad on the return stroke and can be used to replace keepers. Available in four sizes the pad bounce reducer is designed with an internal cushion that adjusts to suit the desired charging pressure and may reduce binder rate up to 19,000 pounds.
Compact Pressure Indicator
The Pressure Indicator is a preset component that provides a visual pressure status for select nitrogen gas springs. It is a factory installed option, set to indicate if gas spring pressure falls below a minimum value.
TEC Die Storage Blocks
TEC Die storage blocks are a safer alternative to traditional die storage blocks. Used to separate dies during storage; these blocks are resistant to brittle fracture and impervious to many types of oil and grease. Blocks are available in standard or customized sizes and provide high energy absorption, with excellent load capability.
The Cinch-Lock is an alternative to bulky mounts for nitrogen gas springs with a 50 mm body diameter and smaller. Comprised of a bolt and urethane ring set, a Cinch-Lock secures the gas springs in a pocket without additional mounting components and permits easy removal of the spring while still in the press.
Gestamp Specific Catalog
The Gestamp specific catalog features a subset of DADCO products curated primarily for new design/ build big Gestamp die design engineering. DADCO’s popular micro series Ultra Force ® Series and 90.10 Series Nitrogen Gas Springs are included along with linked system components.
European Standard Products
Nitrogen Gas Springs – EU
The Nitrogen Gas Springs – EU catalog features the full range of DADCO products that correspond to the European VDI standard specification. Nitrogen gas springs are organized by force and diameter followed by standard mounts. Repair kits, operating specifications and installation requirements are also provided.
DADCO provides superior support for all our products worldwide. In addition to the broad list of product information accessible through our English website, we also publish product literature in a variety of additional languages. Click on the language link below to access the collection of electronic documents distributed in that language.