Friction Locking Compression Gas Struts

Our Stop and Stay, and Stop and Stay+ products, counterbalance the weight of the application over the full stroke of the gas strut enabling precise, multi‐position positioning at all times. Unlike a standard gas strut, when correctly set it will not move the application, but simply support it in position. This gives the user total control over the position of the object being moved at all times.


What do the friction locking compression gas struts range ‘Stop and Stay / Stop and Stay+’ do?

Stop and Stay+ with internal pre‐set friction control valve gas struts counterbalances the weight of the application, enabling multi‐position holding without the need for any manual adjustment. This puts screens or other appliances exactly where you need them for however long you want them there. The specially‐designed internal friction valve is pre‐set to your application’s weight, making Stop and Stay+ quick and easy to fit.

Our range of stop and stay products provides the user with total control over position for applications. This allows the user to raise, lower and set the application in any position using the minimum amount of effort, and in quick time. They are not locked in position like the Blocklift product, they are simply held until the user moves them again. Stop and Stay gas springs are ideal for a wide variety of applications, such as canopies, monitor arms, acoustic hoods, delicatessen counters, sunbeds and many more.

Stop & Stay
Gas Strut SizeStroke (Rod) Length Min / Max
(in 5mm increments)
Tube Length Min / Max
(in 1mm increments)
Force Min / Max
(in 5N increments)
Thread Type
6-1525-20055-35050-400M5 x 0.8
8-1825-30060-580100-850M6 x 1.0
10-2325-55583-580150-1200M8 x 1.25
Stop & Stay+
Gas Strut SizeStroke (Rod) Length Min / Max
(in 5mm increments)
Tube Length Min / Max
(in 1mm increments)
Force Min / Max
(in 5N increments)
Thread Type
8-1845-300103-580100-850M6 x 1.0
10-2345-555103-580150-1200M8 x 1.25

What are the key benefits of Friction Locking Compression Gas Struts (External & Internal) – Stop and Stay / Stop and Stay+?

  • Multi-positions holding by counter-balancing the weight
  • Precision positional control
  • Choice of either adjustable or pre-set type friction control
  • Available with Vari-Lift valve
  • Safe to use and operate
  • User safety, particularly when working at height or in restricted access conditions
  • Fully customisable
  • Fixed and variable force options
  • Maintenance-free
  • Fully self-contained unit
  • Optional piston rod shroud
  • Sized to your application
  • UK-designed and manufactured product
  • Available in stainless steel

How does the Friction Locking Compression Gas Struts (External & Internal) – Stop and Stay / Stop and Stay+ work?

Our Stop and Stay products are easy to fit with simple adjustment to determine the correct level of support. Once fitted, fingertip control allows movement to any position required. In the case of the Stop & Stay product, the locknut is adjusted to suit the application’s weight, thereby applying a ‘stick-slip’ friction to the rod.

In the case of the Stop and Stay+ product, this has an internal locking mechanism which is factory set, and ideal for installation when used in a volume manufacturing environment.

Will it work for my requirements?

We offer a bespoke service, and our team of experienced engineers will work with you to provide gas spring solutions, even if it is outside the standard type and sizes.

Camloc Motion Control Ltd prides itself on its service to customers, with design engineers on hand to work with you using the latest CAD/CAE techniques. Recognising that no two applications are the same, Camloc Motion Control Ltd provides engineered solutions to meet your exact requirements.

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


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What sizes do you offer?

Gas struts are commonly referred to by their size. The three sizes for Stop and Stay gas struts are 6-15, 8-18 and 10-23. For the Stop and Stay+ there are two sizes available, 8-18 and 10-23. The sizes directly relate to the diameter of the rod and the tube, for example an 8-18 will have a rod diameter of 8mm and a tube diameter of 18mm.

We also offer a wide range of bespoke sizes depending on your requirements.

What options are available?

  • Tube lengths available in 1mm increments
  • Stroke length available in 5mm increments
  • Force settings in 5N increments
  • Operator or factory set adjustment options
  • Valve to allow for downward force adjustment
  • Mild steel or 316 stainless steel construction
  • Wide range of end fittings
  • Food safe oils
  • Non-magnetic / medically safe
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How does Camloc operate?

Continuous investment in our staff and the latest hardware keeps us at the forefront of our industry, ensuring we continuously adopt the latest manufacturing processes from our facility, and we successfully problem-solve for our customers. We continue to enhance and evolve our production processes using lean manufacturing methods, something we have been doing since 2001.

We deliver high-quality products that cover a wide range of industry sectors, across the UK, USA, Europe and around the world.

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.

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Stop And Stay Friction Locking Compression Gas Struts

Friction Locking Compression Gas Struts enables precision positional control.

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