Fixed Force Compression Gas Struts – Swift and Sure

Our most popular compression gas strut is the fixed force ‘Swift and Sure’ range. It is an extremely versatile product offering a solution for a range of engineering situations. This gas strut is available in both carbon and stainless steel, in an extensive range of sizes, and end fittings for a wide variety of applications.

What does the fixed force compression gas strut ‘Swift and Sure’ do?

Designed to lift heavy weights effortlessly and safely, our standard fixed force gas struts are found on vehicles, machine guards, access panels, lockers and lids. But, in reality, there is an almost limitless number of applications this range can be used on.

Our standard gas strut has extensive options and a wide range of customisable features, including connectors, brackets, shrouds and stop and stay functions. The gas strut is entirely self‐contained, maintenance-free, and is charged under pressure with an inert gas (nitrogen).


What are the key benefits of Fixed Force Compression Gas Struts?

  • Fully customisable
  • Factory set to required force
  • Optional variable force adjustment
  • Maintenance-free
  • Fully self-contained unit
  • Sized to your application
  • Compact design with high durability and reliability
  • Available in carbon steel and stainless steel
  • Compression Gas Strut Available in a Range of Sizes


How does the standard fixed force gas strut work?

If it needs to be lifted, held open or counterbalanced, this is likely the spring you need. Although we refer to it as our ‘standard’ range of compression gas struts, the Swift and Sure range is adaptable and robust product.

It is an entirely self-contained, maintenance-free spring which is charged under pressure with an inert gas. 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 ‘Swift and Sure’ is the most versatile and customisable product in our portfolio. Alongside alterations to physical diameters, lengths and forces, a whole host of other parameters can be adapted to ensure the optimum solution for your specific needs. This includes oil levels and types of oils to change the handling, performance and damping characteristics of the gas strut, piston designs to increase or slow down the extension speed, and material selection to allow the product to be used in particular environments, for instance through the use of non-magnetic materials.

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

Will the standard fixed force gas strut 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 the standard type and sizes.

We pride ourselves 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?

  • 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 lengths 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
  • Mild steel or 316 stainless steel construction (link to stainless steel page)
  • Slow, Regular or Fast Extension Speeds
  • Light, Regular or Heavy Damping
  • Damping zone and k-factor (spring rate) adjustment
  • Safety locking shroud
  • Protection tubes
  • Protective dust cover
  • P4 pressure boost
  • Oil chamber / rod-up mounting options
  • Array of end fittings
  • Food safe oils – Non-magnetic / medically safe 


“We have developed a great partnership with Camloc Motion Control.  Their dedicated engineering support, customisable products and continuous commitment to quality and customer services is second to none.  We are proud to be working with a partner that lives and breathes the same principles as their customer.”


Mark Niblett- Group Managing Director at Jet Press



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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