Help Centre

We’re here to answer all your questions around the correct application of 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 of 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.

Click here to download and complete our Gas Spring Sizing Form or here to download our Gas Spring Application Enquiry Form and submit either when completing our Ask The Expert form to help our designers and engineers with your query.

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    • Getting Started
      Introduction to a Gas Spring Gas Strut Mounting Positions Construction of a Gas Spring Gas Spring Terminology Forces and Spring Rates Gas Spring Standards
    • Selecting The Right Product
      The Two Key Questions Standard Gas Spring Sizes Which Product is right for me? Technical Data
    • Customisation
      Tailoring your Gas Spring
    • Want to Know More?
      Dos and Don’ts Mounting Position Terminology Mounting Orientation Mounting – Other Considerations Mounting – Practical Considerations Whitepaper – Understanding the Basics Whitepaper – Gas Spring Overview Whitepaper – Gas Spring Overview (Part 2) Whitepaper – Gas Spring Mounting
    • Show Me How
      How to fit and de-gas a Vari-Lift valved gas spring (gas strut) Stop & Stay Multi-Positional Gas Springs Cam-Stay – Multi-Positional Telescopic Stay
    • Troubleshooting
      Frequently Asked Questions
    • Datasheets
      General Range Overview Camloc Motion Control ISO 9001 Certificate Gas Spring Application Enquiry Form Gas Spring Sizing Form Vari-Lift Instruction Safety Leaflet Gas Spring Disposal Advice Safety Data Sheet – Gas Springs Safety Data Sheet – Blocklifts Safety Data Sheet – Dampers

    Standard Gas Spring Sizes

    Gas Spring Size

    Approximate Lid Weight

    6-15Up to 10kg

    We have the capabilities to manufacture gas springs in a wide array of sizes. Our gas springs come in a range of diameters to handle different force ranges and can be made with strokes up to 1 metre long.

    Gas Spring Sizes

    Range of Stroke (Rod Lengths)

    Range of Tube Lengths

    Force Range

    Thread Type

    6mm rod diameter – 15mm tube diameter60-200mm (5mm increments)90-235mm (1mm increments)50-400N (11.24-89.92lbs)M5x0.8
    8mm rod diameter – 18mm tube diameter60-300mm (5mm increments)105-335mm (1mm increments)100-850N (22.48-191.09lbs)M6x1.0
    10mm rod diameter – 23mm tube diameter60-400mm (5mm increments)105-440mm (1mm increments)150-1200N (33.72-269.77lbs)M8x1.25
    14mm rod diameter – 28mm tube diameter60-500mm (5mm increments)115-555mm (1mm increments)200-2500N (44.96-562.02lbs)M10x1.5

    Through our bespoke offering, we can discuss with you the potential of manufacturing gas springs outside of our standard range, with different dimensions and handling characteristics.

    For information on sizing of our products including any information on Econoloc shrouds, 316L Stainless Steel and other variations of our standard line of gas springs please view our Products Page.

    If you require assistance. please contact one of our experts on + 44 (0)116 274 3600 or alternatively you can send an enquiry through our Contact Us page.

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    From our base in Leicester, UK, we design and manufacture quality-engineered solutions in motion control.

    At Camloc, we are more than just a manufacturer of Gas Springs and Dampers.