Fixed Force Stainless Steel Compression Gas Struts

Our most popular gas strut – the ‘Swift and Sure’ – is also available in stainless steel. This makes them ideally suited for use in harsh environments, such as access doors to offshore wind turbines, marine engine covers, doors, hatches, plus applications requiring high levels of cleanliness like the food, pharmaceutical and medical industries.

What do fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts do? 

Manufactured in 316L grade stainless steel, these gas springs have been subjected to more than 1,000 hours of salt spray testing. They are made with a specially‐prepared chrome‐plated rod surface finish for additional hardness. These products are corrosion‐resistant, providing reassurance of durability and an improved lifecycle of each product.  

Designed to lift heavy weights effortlessly and safely, the Swift and Sure range are found on vehicles, machine guards, access panels, lockers and lids. But there is an almost limitless number of applications this range can be used on. 

 

Gas Strut Size Stroke (Rod) Length Min / Max
(in 5mm increments)
Tube Length Min / Max
(in 1mm increments)
Force Min / Max
(in 5N increments)
Thread Type
6-15 25-560 55-590 50-400 M5 x 0.8
8-18 25-1000 60-1300 100-850 M6 x 1.0
10-23 25-1200 83-1300 150-1200 M8 x 1.25
14-28 25-1200 83-1300 200-2500 M10 x 1.5


What are the key benefits of
stainless steel compression gas struts?
 

  • Made from high grade 316L stainless steel  
  • Enhanced durability and corrosion resistance  
  • 1,000 hours salt spray tested 
  • 316L stainless stell rod and tube 
  • Suitable for use in marine, food, healthcare and pharmaceutical applications 
  • Non-magnetic / medically safe options 
  • Available with food safe oils 
  • UK-designed and manufactured product  
  • Fully customisable 
  • Fixed and variable force options 
  • Maintenance-free 
  • Fully self-contained unit 
  • Sized to your application 
  • Available in carbon steel  

 

How do fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts work? 

If it needs to be lifted, held open or counterbalanced in a specialised environment, this is likely the spring you need. It has the characteristics of a compression spring which, coupled with a small change in force as it extends, provides a controlled rate of movement. At the end of the extension stroke, the extension speed is slowed by an oil damping zone. These features help protect hinges and mounts by applying constant force with a damped end of travel. 

The use of 316L stainless steel lends itself to a host of demanding applications and environments with their own unique requirements. Stainless steel gas struts are less restricted by the manufacturing process, which allow for more design freedom to create much larger (or indeed smaller) gas struts to be manufactured, for example struts over 2m in length can be produced. Food grade oil are commonly specified where springs are to be used in food manufacturing environments. Similarly, non-magnetic materials can be incorporated in applications, such as those found in the medical sector, where this is necessary for MR and X-Ray application uses. 

For guidance on installing, mounting or maintaining gas struts, please look at the Help Centre section of the website. 

This product is also available in carbon steel. 

 

Will fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts work for my requirements? 

We offer a bespoke service, and our team of experienced engineers will work with you to provide gas spring 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? 

As per Swift & Sure page; 

  • Force Range: 50 – 2,500N 
  • Stroke Range: 20 – 1,000mm 
  • Rod diameter: 6, 8, 10 and 14mm 
  • Tube diameter: 15, 18, 23 and 28mm 
  • Thread Form: M5 to M10 
  • We also offer a wide range of bespoke sizes depending on your requirements. 

 

What options are available? 

  • Tube lengths available in 1mm increments 
  • Stroke length available in 5mm increments
  • Force settings in 5N increments
  • Non-standard rod and tube combinations, for example 6-18, 8-23, 10-28
  • Valve to allow for downward force adjustment
  • Slow, Regular or Fast Extension Speeds
  • Light, Regular or Heavy Damping
  • Damping zone and k-factor (spring rate) adjustment
  • P4 pressure boost
  • Oil chamber / rod-up mounting options
  • Wide range of nylon and stainless steel end fittings
  • Food safe oils
  • Non-magnetic / medically safe 

 

“Technical experience, wide range of products and flexibility in terms of delivery are key points as to why we work with the team at Camloc.”

Jean-Louis, General Manager at EPCi Engineering

 

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.

 

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