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            A Peek Behind the Strong Arm Brand

            Lift supports not only hold up the trunks, hoods, and hatches of many different automobiles, but they also support a company called AVM Industries. It is the manufacturer behind the Strong Arm brand, a cornerstone in the aftermarket industry. The company now known as AVM has come a long way from Gowanda, New York where it was founded. In 1939, the Knowles-Fisher Corporation was established to produced cast bronze machined assemblies like automotive heater water control valves. During the 1940s, it became the largest independent US manufacturer of vacuum actuators. During this time as well, the company grew significantly thanks to its development of the water valve concept. Today, the corporation still produces these devices.

            In 1964, another corporation known as AVM became known as the largest producer of mechanical voting machines in the US. Because it was also a producer of metal products, it diversified by acquiring Knowles-Fisher and turning it into its automotive division in 1967. In 1978, this manufacturing operation dropped the Knowles-Fisher name, and became the Automotive Products division of AVM Industries. Today, this corporation is known as the leading provider of gas springs and lift supports to the automotive market. Its StrongArm brand has the highest quality yet the lowest cost of any gas spring published in the aftermarket. It is widely available in both online and brick-and-mortar shops. Thanks to the collaboration with original equipment manufacturers, it continues to accommodate the ever-changing design applications of gas springs and lift supports.

            Heavily built lift supports

            Also called struts and gas-charged springs, StrongArm produces some of the industry's toughest and most powerful lift supports that carry the well-renowned firm's reputation in manufacturing high-quality lift struts. With an average lifespan of five years, the company's lift supports are easy to install using only simple car repair tools, and can restore the vehicle's safety in just a few minutes. All of StrongArm's automotive products come with a 12-month manufacturer's warranty, when used properly and installed with the correct application, from the onset of the installation. Moreover, the firm's aftermarket products possess high quality obtained from the company's manufacturing facility in the U.S.A. and through its parent producer, AVM Industries, Inc.

            With a Teflon back-up ring, StrongArm's lift supports are designed to improve oil and gas pressure sealing, keeping the necessary amount of compressed gas within the struts. These gas-charged springs also have a self-cleaning piston assembly that automatically releases to prevent the orifice from getting contaminated. In addition, the brand's lift struts feature a patented temperature compensation module valve that facilitates consistent operation in spite of harsh weather conditions.

            StrongArm's lift supports utilize hardened chromium plated steel shafts that offer greater corrosion resistance and provide a leak-free sealing for a long period of time. They also come with metallic upper bushings that give way to an exact fitting with the piston rod. Likewise, the company boasts of its rubber o-ring piston seals that offer the most effective kind of hydraulic seal to keep the component from having leaks around the piston. The lift supports' heavy gauge steel body come electrostatically painted as well as heat-cured to provide a long-lasting and optimum performance. StrongArm's gas springs definitely exceed customer expectations with its patented triple-lobe piston rod seal, allowing the component to be pressurized with nitrogen gas up to 563 N (2,500 PSI). Compared to most aftermarket lift struts that can only hold up to 338 N (1,500 PSI), StrongArm's gas springs definitely stand out with its higher pressure capacity. Plus, these parts are crafted using the latest technology that makes them resist tremendous temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Celsius to 80 degrees Celsius.

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