Gas Springs have self-aligning design.

Press Release Summary:

Offered in four sizes from 1,000-6,600 and strokes to 7.87 in., Tanker®B (TNKB) incorporates dynamic lubrication to reduce heat build-up and extend spring life as well as bore seal that helps prevent contamination and rod damage. Corrosion-resistant nitrided rod is self-aligning, accepting normal die movement and degree of sideload without damaging cylinder seal surface. Other features include SAE-4 (7/16-20) port and 6 available flanges for mounting.

Original Press Release:

New Tanker®B Series Gas Springs Combine High Performance and Long Life Features with High Force

Brecksville, OH-Hyson Products, a business of Barnes Group Inc., introduces Tanker®B (TNKB), the latest generation of the Tanker® gas spring series that was introduced in 1985. The new springs offer 25% to 35% more force than the Super Tanker® gas springs they replace.

The TNKB features patented dynamic lubrication to reduce heat build-up and extend spring life, a bore seal to resist contamination and rod damage, and the corrosion-resistant nitrided rod, self-aligning to accept normal die movement and a degree of sideload without damaging cylinder seal surface. The TNKB spring is offered in four sizes from 1000 to 6600, and in strokes to 200mm/7.87 in.

The TNKB incorporates an SAE-4 (7/16-20) port to accommodate standard full size hoses, and has six flanges available for mounting.

Hyson Products designs and manufactures Tanker®T and Tanker®S high force and high performance gas springs, and T2 and T3 standard gas springs; Nitro-Dyne® XP manifold systems and accessories; the Dyne-A-Cam® Series of cams, and controllable systems that include the DRAC® Series of delayed return manifolds and the hydraulic Di-Dro advanced forming systems in an ISO 9001-2000 certified facility.

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2007, Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) is an international aerospace and industrial components manufacturing and distribution company focused on achieving consistent, sustainable and predictable results. Founded in 1857, Barnes Group consists of three businesses: Barnes Aerospace, Barnes Distribution and Barnes Industrial. Nearly 6,500 dedicated employees at more than 65 locations worldwide contribute to Barnes Group Inc.'s success. For more information, visit

For additional information and the latest literature, contact Hyson Products, 10367 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141, Telephone: 440-526-5900, Fax: 440-526-6807, Email:,

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