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

    Technical Data

    Rod Carbon steel rods are manufactured from low alloy steel bar in accordance with BS EN 10083-2, ground to give the required surface texture and nitride finish. Stainless steel rods are manufactured from 316L grade stainless steel and chrome plated 
    Tubes Carbon steel tubes are manufactured from low alloy welded precision steel tube in accordance with BS EN 10305-2. Stainless steel tubes are manufactured from 316L grade stainless steel 
    Paint Carbon steel surfaces are black epoxy powder coated as standard to give enhanced resistance to abrasion and corrosion 
    Oil Lubrication and damping is achieved with a commercial grade mineral oil
    Gas The power behind the gas spring is provided by a charge of high purity Nitrogen
    End Connectors
    1. Low alloy steel end connectors are generally zinc plated with a clear passivate and comply with RoHS & WEEE directives
    2. Plastic and connectors are moulded with glass filled nylon 
    3. Zinc eyes are produced from commercial grade die cast zinc 

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