Hydraulic Dampers – Cam-Shoc

We specialise in hydraulic damper solutions for a wide range of sectors and industries. Our dampers are bespoke to each application and are used to control or arrest movement in the most critical and demanding of applications. If movement needs to be controlled, an object stopped or vibration eliminated, this is likely the product you need. 

What do hydraulic dampers do? 

Designed to control the movement, speed or to reduce vibration in a range of applications, our dampers are found across a range of environments, from those that enhance comfort to those that save lives. 

Dampers can be configured from simple extension and compression dampers, either with or without gas, through dampers to bespoke blast mitigation solutions used in military applications. 

 

Hydraulic Damper Type Hydraulic Damper Size Stroke (Rod) Length Min / Max
(in 5mm increments)
With Extension Force Characteristics and Additional Information
Standard Oil-Filled Damper 6-15 25-200 No For use in extension, compression or both directions.
Not all of the stroke is damped (idle stroke)
Positioned in the specified orientation only
Application examples: Lids, cabinets, storage shelves
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Oil-Filled with Separator Piston 6-15 25-200 No For use in extension direction only
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any orientation
Application examples: Ladder racks, HVAC access panels
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Through Damper 6-15 25-200 No Only available in stainless steel
Excellent in both extension and compression
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any direction
Application examples: Armoured doors, weight adjustment
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-28 25-400
14-28 25-400
Gassed (Emulsion) Damper 6-15 25-200 Yes Self-extending damper / slow gas spring
Idle stroke is reduced
Can be positioned rod down only
Application examples: Any application where the damper may need to reset itself for the next cycle, or where slow movement and control is required
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Gassed with Separator Piston 8-18 25-300 Yes Self-extending damper / slow gas spring
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any direction
Application examples: Automatic doors, gate closers
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645

What are the key benefits of hydraulic dampers? 

  • Customdesigned and sized to each application 
  • Available in a wide range of types and designs to suit the application 
  • Fully customisable 
  • Maintenance-free 
  • Fully self-contained unit 
  • UK-designed and manufactured product 
  • Compact design with high durability and reliability 
  • Operating temperature range from –40c to +100c 

 

How does the hydraulic damper work? 

If movement needs to be controlled, an object stopped or vibration eliminated, this is likely the product you need. 

Hydraulic dampers are self‐contained, maintenance‐free units that control the motion in applications requiring velocity control, deceleration control or to absorb shock impulses. They are designed and engineered to absorb, meter and control kinetic energy. 

Available in both carbon steel and stainless steel, our dampers are specifically-designed to control or influence the characteristics of movement of the application. Applications requiring such control include CPR beds, weight adjustment dampers, automatic gate and lid closures. 

Camloc specialise in the design and manufacture of hydraulic dampers. Available in a wide variety of materials and configurations, we do not simply make dampers that are gas struts with more oil and no gas. We have the experience, knowledge and ability to design and manufacture dampers for the most demanding of applications, whether that is mono tube or twin tube dampers. 

Compression, extension, both directions or through dampers, we have the expertise to develop the right solution that is used within thousands of critical applications around the world. 

For guidance on installing, mounting or maintaining dampers, please look at the [Help Centre] section of the website. 

The hydraulic dampers are available in carbon and stainless steel. These compact, reliable units operate at a temperature range from ‐40c to +100c, making them highly durable and maintenance‐free. 

 

Will it work for my requirements? 

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

We pride ourself on our 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, we provide engineered solutions to meet your exact requirements. 

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

 

What sizes do you offer? 

Like gas struts, dampers are commonly referred to by their size. Unlike gas struts, all our hydraulic dampers are designed bespoke to the customer’s needs. With so many options available, we do not stock a range of standard sizes through our distributor network, but instead work with the customer to develop the correct solution for their needs. These can range from 6mm rod diameter up to 28mm tube diameter. 

 

What options are available? 

  • Damping in extension, compression or both directions 
  • Available as gassed, ungassed or emulsion dampers 
  • Oil-filled or friction damping designs 
  • Mono-tube, twin-tube and through damper types 
  •  Non-standard rod and tube combinations, for example 6-18, 8-23, 10-28
  • Mild steel or 316 stainless steel construction 
  • Oil chamber / rod-up mounting options 
  • Wide range of end fittings
  • Food safe oils 
  • Non-magnetic / medically safe (stainless steel only) 

 

“Camloc are a very competent team and are always on hand when we need them. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for reliable solutions involving gas struts and bespoke engineering requirements.”

 

Shaun Mills, Director at Rototek 

 

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.

 

Camloc Motion Control - Bespoke dampers