Hydraulic Dampers

Here at Camloc, we're experts in providing hydraulic damper solutions for a diverse range of sectors and industries. Our dampers are customised to perfectly suit each unique application and are ideal for controlling or stopping movement in the most challenging and demanding situations. If you're in need of precise movement control our hydraulic dampers are the go-to product for you.

What do hydraulic dampers do?

At Camloc, our dampers are purposefully designed to control movement, regulate speed, and minimise vibrations in a diverse range of applications. You’ll find our dampers deployed across various environments, from those aimed at enhancing comfort to those playing a vital role in saving lives.

When it comes to functionality, our dampers can be configured in several ways. Whether it’s a simple extension or compression damper, with or without gas, or a bespoke blast mitigation solution utilized in military applications—we have you covered.


Hydraulic Damper Type Hydraulic Damper Size Stroke (Rod) Length Min / Max
(in 5mm increments)
With Extension Force Characteristics and Additional Information
Standard Oil-Filled Damper 6-15 25-200 No For use in extension, compression or both directions.
Not all of the stroke is damped (idle stroke)
Positioned in the specified orientation only
Application examples: Lids, cabinets, storage shelves
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Oil-Filled with Separator Piston 6-15 25-200 No For use in extension direction only
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any orientation
Application examples: Ladder racks, HVAC access panels
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Through Damper 6-15 25-200 No Only available in stainless steel
Excellent in both extension and compression
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any direction
Application examples: Armoured doors, weight adjustment
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-28 25-400
14-28 25-400
Gassed (Emulsion) Damper 6-15 25-200 Yes Self-extending damper / slow gas spring
Idle stroke is reduced
Can be positioned rod down only
Application examples: Any application where the damper may need to reset itself for the next cycle, or where slow movement and control is required
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Gassed with Separator Piston 8-18 25-300 Yes Self-extending damper / slow gas spring
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any direction
Application examples: Automatic doors, gate closers
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645

What are the key benefits of hydraulic dampers?

  • Custom–designed and sized to each application
  • Available in a wide range of types and designs to suit the application
  • Fully customisable
  • Maintenance-free
  • Fully self-contained unit
  • UK-designed and manufactured product
  • Compact design with high durability and reliability
  • Operating temperature range from –40c to +100c

How does the hydraulic damper work?

If movement needs to be controlled, an object stopped or vibration eliminated, this is likely the product you need.

Hydraulic dampers are self‐contained, maintenance‐free units that control the motion in applications requiring velocity control, deceleration control or to absorb shock impulses. They are designed and engineered to absorb, meter and control kinetic energy.

Available in both carbon steel and stainless steel, our dampers are specifically-designed to control or influence the characteristics of movement of the application. Applications requiring such control include CPR beds, weight adjustment dampers, automatic gate and lid closures.

Camloc specialise in the design and manufacture of hydraulic dampers. Available in a wide variety of materials and configurations, we do not simply make dampers that are gas struts with more oil and no gas. We have the experience, knowledge and ability to design and manufacture dampers for the most demanding of applications, whether that is mono tube or twin tube dampers.

Compression, extension, both directions or through dampers, we have the expertise to develop the right solution that is used within thousands of critical applications around the world.

For guidance on installing, mounting or maintaining dampers, please look at the Help Centre section of the website.

The hydraulic dampers are available in carbon and stainless steel. These compact, reliable units operate at a temperature range from ‐40c to +100c, making them highly durable and maintenance‐free.

Will it work for my requirements?

At Camloc, we offer a bespoke service, collaborating with our experienced engineers to provide customised hydraulic damper solutions, even if they fall outside of standard types and sizes. With a focus on customer service, our design engineers utilise the latest CAD/CAE techniques to create tailored solutions that meet your exact requirements.

Trust in our expertise and commitment to excellence as we work closely with you to develop hydraulic dampers that are specifically designed for your application. Experience the Camloc difference and contact us to begin your personalised journey with our dedicated team of professionals.

Our products page has more information about the various range of solutions that we provide.

Talk to one of our team on +44 (0)116 274 3600 or fill in the Contact Us form and we will get back to you.



CPR bed crash control


Off-shore wind turbine access doors


Overhead HVAC access hatches

What sizes do you offer?

Just like gas struts, dampers are often identified by their size. However, at Camloc, we take it a step further. Our hydraulic dampers are exclusively tailored to each customer’s specific requirements. Unlike gas struts, we don’t keep a standard range of sizes in stock through our distributor network. Instead, we prioritise working together with our customers to create the perfect solution for their unique needs. The options we offer are diverse, covering a broad spectrum from a 6mm rod diameter to a 28mm tube diameter. This level of customisation ensures that you’ll receive a hydraulic damper that precisely matches your application, guaranteeing optimal performance and satisfaction.

What options are available?

  • Damping in extension, compression or both directions
  • Available as gassed, ungassed or emulsion dampers
  • Oil-filled or friction damping designs
  • Mono-tube, twin-tube and through damper types
  • Non-standard rod and tube combinations, for example 6-18, 8-23, 10-28
  • Mild steel or 316 stainless steel construction
  • Oil chamber / rod-up mounting options
  • Wide range of end fittings
  • Food safe oils
  • Non-magnetic / medically safe (stainless steel only)
What Our Customers Say

“The great support from their customer service department, their expert technical advise and the high quality of their products make Camloc a supplier of maximum reliability for all our projects.”

Javier Huertas, Sales Director at Aerotecnica

How does Camloc operate?

At Camloc, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of excellence in our industry. By continuously investing in our talented staff and state-of-the-art hardware, we stay at the forefront of technological advancements. This allows us to consistently adopt the latest manufacturing processes from our facility and effectively solve problems for our valued customers.

Since 2001, we have been dedicated to enhancing and evolving our production processes, utilizing lean manufacturing methods. This approach ensures efficiency and enables us to deliver top-quality products that meet the needs of various industry sectors.

Our commitment to delivering high-quality solutions covers not only the United Kingdom but also Australia, the United States, and countless other locations around the world.

At Camloc, we believe in the power of continuous improvement and staying ahead of the curve. Trust us to provide you with reliable, industry-leading products that are tailored to your specific requirements, no matter where you are located.

Get in touch via our Contact Form or call us on +44 (0)116 274 3600

To access more information on installing, maintaining and technical data about gas spring, damper and motion control solutions – head to our Help Centre.