Multi-Positional Gas Struts – Stop and Stay

Stop and Stay, and Stop and Stay + both enable multi‐position holding of a counter‐balanced weight over the full stroke of the strut.

Multi-Positional Gas Strut with Friction Control

There are now two versions of the Stop & Stay gas spring available in the Camloc range – both enabling multi‐positional holding of a counter‐balanced weight over the entire stroke of the gas spring.

Stop & Stay with adjustable external friction control. These gas struts are easy to fit with simple adjustment to determine the correct level of support. The lock‐nut is adjusted to suit the application’s weight, thereby applying a ‘stick‐slip’ friction to the rod. Once fitted, finger tip control allows movement to any position required.

Gas Spring Size Range Range of Stroke Lengths (in 5mm increments) Range of Tube Lengths (in 1mm increments) Force Range (in 10 Newton increments) Thread Type (M)
6-15 40-200 75-230 50-400 (11-90lbs) M5 x 0.8
8-18 40-300 75-335 100-650 (22-146lbs) M6 x 1.0
10-23 40-400 80-440 150-1200 (34-269lbs) M8 x 1.25

Stop & Stay+ with internal pre‐set friction control valve Stop & Stay+ gas struts enable multi‐position holding of a counter‐balanced weight without the need for any manual adjustment. The specially‐designed internal friction valve is pre‐set to your application’s weight, making Stop & Stay+ quick and easy to fit.

Gas Spring Size (mm) Force Range (per pair of springs in 10 Newton increments) Minimum Stroke Excluding End Fittings (mm) Maximum Stroke (mm) Extended Length Excluding End Fittings (mm) Thread Size Maximum Force Per Spring (Newtons)
8-18 100 – 650N (22 – 146lbs) 45 300 3 x Stroke M6 x 1.0 650N
10-23 150 – 1200N (34 – 269lbs) 45 400 3 x Stroke M8 x 1.25 1200N

All Stop & Stay gas struts are ideal for applications such as canopies, monitor arms, acoustic hoods, delicatessen counters, sunbeds and many more.

Through our bespoke service offering, we can work with you to provide gas spring solutions outside of the standard type and sizes found in the above table. Talk with one of our engineering team by filling in the Contact Us form if you require further assistance.

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  • Multi-positions holding of counter-balanced weights
  • Positional control
  • Choice of either adjustable or pre-set type friction control
  • Available in stainless steel
  • Safe and easy to operate
  • Available with Vari-Lift valve
Camloc Motion Control - Stop and stay