We’re here to answer all your questions relating to gas struts and dampers.
From key terminology, an introduction to gas struts and our series of how-to videos, to selecting the right product, sizing, customisation and our range of FAQs, our Help Centre contains all the information you’re looking for. You can also ask an expert through our adjacent contact form, with our designers and engineers on-hand to answer questions specific to your product or application.
Finding the Right Gas Strut
Cam-Stay – multi-positional telescopic stay
The Cam‐Stay is our easy‐to‐use telescopic stay – providing quick and multi-positional options.
Can Camloc products be customised?
Camloc does not take a one size fits all approach, even for our standard range of gas springs we offer our customers an almost limitless array of possibilities.
How do I determine what size gas strut I need?
As a rule, the greater the mass to be moved and / or the greater the distance it needs to move the bigger the spring diameter needs to be.
Stop & Stay multi-positional gas springs
See what the friction locking compression gas struts range ‘Stop and Stay / Stop and Stay+’ do.
What size gas struts do Camloc offer?
Camloc have the capabilities to manufacture gas springs in a wide array of sizes.
How Gas Struts Work
How do gas struts work?
The basic principle of a gas spring is the same as for a mechanical coil spring; it is a device for storing energy. However, rather than straining the material that makes up the coil spring, a gas spring stores energy by compressing the Nitrogen gas contained inside.
Whitepaper 1 – Understanding the basics of a gas strut
In the first of our series of whitepapers, we provide an explanation of what a gas strut is, its component parts, how they are constructed and operated.
Whitepaper 2 – Gas spring overview
In the second of our series, this whitepaper forms the first of two editions created as a technical overview of gas springs and dampers.
Whitepaper 3 – Gas spring overview
The third in our series, this whitepaper is the second edition to the two-part series “Gas Spring Overview”.
Installing Gas Struts
Gas strut dos and don’ts
Here is a list of a few things we recommend when designing your application and mounting our gas struts.
Gas strut positioning
There are two differing mounting orientations available to the designer, these are ‘Push Up’ and ‘Flip Over’ mounting. In both cases, it should always be mounted “rod down” when in the fully closed position to ensure proper lubrication of the seal package.
How to fit and de-gas an adjustable force valved gas strut
Our adjustable force gas strut- Vari-Lift can be set to meet your exact requirements in a wide range of situations.
Which Standards Apply to Gas Struts?
Expected gas strut life
In ideal fitting circumstances, at room temperature and a maximum of three cycles per minute Camloc Gas Springs have a permitted maximum force loss of 10% after 50,000 cycles. In some instances, our customers have successfully tested Camloc Gas Springs to over 200,000 cycles.
Gas strut corrosion performance
Similar to lifecycle performance corrosion performance is affected by numerous factors.
Gas strut disposal advice
Gas struts are highly pressurised products and can be potentially dangerous. To eliminate potential dangers gas struts and dampers should be disposed of correctly in accordance with these instructions.
Gas strut shelf life and storage recommendations
Camloc Gas springs should be stored in a clean, dry environment at room temperature between 10 and 25°C. Springs must be stored with the rod facing downwards.
Gas Struts – CE Marking & Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU
Gas springs and hydraulic dampers manufactured by Camloc Motion Control Ltd can be charged to high internal pressures. They must not be heated or opened.
RoHS, WEEE, REACH & ELV directives
Camloc Motion Control Limited (CMCL) designs and manufactures gas springs, dampers and associated products.
What materials are used to manufacture gas struts?
See what materials are used to manufacture each component.