OM Seating Chair Cylinders

Choosing the appropriate cylinder for both your working environment and working style is critical to proper ergonomics and your long-term seating comfort.

Cylinders (aka Gas Lifts or Pneumatic Cylinders) are a paradox. While they are one of the easiest and most important parts of your chair to adjust, they can also be one of the hardest parts of your chair to understand. Thankfully there is only one main area that you really need to consider when specifying for that perfect fit: Travel Range.

Travel range is usually expressed in approximate inches and is the total distance that the telescoping portion of the assembly can travel. A 5 inch cylinder has approximately 5 inches of travel from full compression to full extension, a 8 inch cylinder has approximately 8 inches of travel, respectively.

When considering the Travel Range for your seating needs, it is important to bear in mind that your working environment and style together determine what’s appropriate for you. See the chart below for more details.

Cylinder comparison of Office Master Chairs

* All measurements are approximate and are based on switching cylinder heights on otherwise the same chair, with the same base and casters.