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

    What Are Typical Applications for Gas Struts?

    Gas struts, also known as gas springs, are used in a wide range of applications where a load is required to be lifted and controlled over a defined distance. Depending on the force within a gas strut and the mounting positions on the application, the gas strut can be designed to give lift assistance when opening and closing an application, or provide instant lift to open the application fully once the lid has been released.

    Typical applications for standard Swift & Sure gas struts are:

    • Car boots
    • Machine guards
    • Monitor arms
    • Access panels
    • Hatch covers
    • Engine covers

    Where the standard Swift & Sure gas strut is not totally suitable, we produce a range of alternative gas springs that can be used in various other applications.
    Some of these are:

    • Backrest and height adjustment of chairs
    • Sunbeds
    • Hospital beds
    • Desk height adjustment
    • Monitor arms

    There are many other applications which our gas springs have been fitted to that are not listed above.

    We understand how it can be difficult to mount a gas spring successfully on your application, to get that perfect action that impresses not only yourself but also your customers. If you send us a drawing of your application via our Application Enquiry Form, we can help you find the ideal mounting positions.

    If you require any advice or assistance please contact one of our gas spring experts on +44 (0)116 2743600 or email

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