1. Answer for “Can soft close hinges lift a lid?”.
At the beginning of this post, I will answer the question for the title. The soft close hinges can make the lid really slow close but not lift a lid. But do you know the reason? Let’s go ahead.
Many customers have asked if we sell those lid support with soft closing features. They hope that a pair of gas struts can support a heavy lid and keep it open until we close it, meanwhile, during the closing procedure, the gas struts can stop the lid from slamming down. Yes, this proposal is great. The problem of straining to support the lid and suddenly closing on the little fingers are solved at this time. Unfortunately, such a product is not yet available. You might wonder why such an excellent product doesn’t exist. To explain this, first, we need to understand how soft close hinges and lift support work.
2. Principle of Lid support and soft close hinges.
I will make a brief summary here to help you better understand. The reason to soft close is a force created in the opposite direction by the internal movement of the piston at the moment the lid is closed, which prevents the lid from suddenly slamming shut. The lid support uses the pressure inside the piston to create an outward force that pushes the lid away, thereby supporting the lid and keeping it open.
By understanding how they work, as you may have discovered, their working principle is totally different, even paradoxical. That’s the reason why soft close hinges cannot support a lid.
3. How can 96% of customer benefit from Apexstone gas springs?
As shown in ther customer review, 96% of customer benefit from Apexstone gas springs, both in good quality and affordable price. We hope to benefit all friends who are finding a suitable gas spring. To do this, we will guide you to make a better selection of gas springs.
First, it is recommended to know your using purpose before purchasing, to lift a lid, or preventing door slamming.
Second, after knowing the purpose, then you need to measure the specification to match your project, including force and length.
For lid support, various forces have different using applications. Generally speaking, a force lower than 300N can meet our daily needs. In most cases, a lift strut lower than 100N can meet household needs, while a force between 100N to 300N can suit manufacturing specific items, such as massage chairs, baby incubators, and car trunks. Then, choose the length you need.
4. Categories and common use of lid support and slow close hinges.
Now, we will separate the on-sale lid support into three categories and list their common uses.
4.1. Lid support
Apexstone hot sale products with low pressure, such as 45N, 80N, and 100N gas springs, we can use them in the kitchen cabinet, RV cabinet, or any overhead cabinet at home. Those lids are of 3 characteristics: small in size and lightweight. So those lid support of low force can well lift the light lid.
But please note, you ought to use a pair of gas springs for any project to extend the product lifespan and prevent uneven load. For example, we should use a pair of 80N lift supports but a piece to lift a lid that weighs lower than 80N.
15 inch pistons with a force of 100N-300N are useful in our daily life, they can lift a heavier lid like a trunk, egress Well cover, window, hospital bed, or any other heavy lid less than 300N.
3. 300N +
Gas struts with high pressure can be used as hood lifts, tailgate assist shocks, and trunk support shocks. Apexstone supports gas struts customization for any specification, if you have needs of lifting heavy project, we are happy to do business with you.
4.2. Slow close hinges
Most families who have babies will need a pair of slow-closing hinges for the toy box. Slow closing, as the name suggests, is designed to slow down the movement of the lid, preventing lid from closing suddenly and popping or even pinching a child’s delicate fingers. More than 60% of the people who buy this product are used it for toy boxes or toy chests, and more than 97% of the customers give a 5-star positive review. They say it is really slow close when installed correctly, which can protect our kids’ fingers from being hurt and our ears from loud thumping sounds. Besides, some people apply them to the toolbox and they work great.
By now, we have learned about the working principle and tips for choosing a suitable gas spring. Please remember that slow close and lid stay cannot be combined. In this case, you must be clear about your purpose of use and choose a more suitable gas spring to become your right-hand man, rather than just a commodity.