Optimum user comfort combined with maximum reliability
By using "ComfortRelease", the Varilock is adaptable to the specific requirements of any application in order to provide the greatest user comfort combined with maximum reliability. A user-friendly release system generally means that the actuation force required to use the control element (e.g. bowden cable, button, lever) is as low as possible. At the same time, functional reliability demands a sufficiently high resetting force to be present.
Conventional valve arrangements (Standard Release) can only successfully fulfill these two competing demands when moderate extension forces are present. SUSPA will provide advice and support regarding the optimization of your application (see the following examples).
Example 1: ComfortRelease Low CL:
The gas spring has a large extension force AH and Standard Release (black graph) to meet the demand of the application. This results in an actuation force BH that is too high for the user. This operating point is above the comfort zone (blue region). ComfortRelease Low provides optimal user comfort by combining a reduced actuation force (BC = orange graph) at the same extension force.
Example 2: ComfortRelease High CH:
The gas spring has a low extension force AN and Standard Release (black graph) to meet the demand of the application. This results in a resetting force RN that provides insufficient reliability and is below the secure zone (blue region). ComfortRelease High delivers maximum reliability thanks to an increased resetting force (RC = green graph) at the same extension force.