Transport forms an integral part of our daily lives and, for many, rail networks make it possible to travel large distances easily and efficiently.

Rail travel would not be possible without the use of gas struts, shocks and dampers within this sector. From train interiors to the structure of stations and platforms, there are a numerous range of applications that require quality gas struts and dampers. This is where Camloc Motion Control comes in.

At Camloc, we have extensive experience working closely with industry leaders across the rail sector, delivering advanced motion control solutions for a variety of different projects. The rail sector doesn’t compromise on its high and exacting standards, and neither do we.

Providing bespoke solutions that meet our clients’ needs is what we do best. We understand the demands of this industry and how our solutions need to maintain their functionality when faced with the daily wear and tear the rail industry experiences.

During the last 25 years, our highly skilled team has worked closely alongside engineers in the railway industry, contributing to the design of strong, durable, high-impact and vandal-proof maintenance equipment. Our solutions always have mobility and movement in mind, which is why we have built such successful relationships within the rail and transport industries.

At Camloc Motion Control, our standard range of gas struts and dampers are suitable for many different applications, and our team can tailor bespoke solutions for you as and when needed.

You can learn more about the range of other sectors we work with here.

Where gas springs are used within this sector

The transport and rail industries never stop innovating, and neither do we. Gas springs and dampers are used in a variety of ways within the rail industry. From the engine covers and access hatches to driver and passenger seating, the requirements for bespoke, durable and mobility-focused solutions is endless.

The list where gas springs can be used goes on, but here are a few of the key specific applications:

  • Driver seating
  • Baby changing units
  • Locomotive access panels
  • Access panels for HVAC maintenance

If you have a particular project in mind, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Our bespoke offering is ideal for tailor-made motion control solutions and meet the end-user’s exacting standards. From designing the original concept to the final tests, our team of talented engineers enjoy nothing more than working out a complex problem for our customers.

When you choose Camloc Motion Control, you’re choosing to work with our highly qualified team of engineering experts. We will provide on-site support and use state-of-the-art facilities in our test centre to develop the right solution with your team.

How our products work in the rail sector

At Camloc Motion Control, our focus and mission has always been to offer modern manufacturing techniques from our base in the UK. Our experienced team supply some of the largest railway manufacturers in the world with the full spectrum of rail motion control solutions. Our engineers will work with you to provide a solution which exceeds expectations.

In terms of the variety and demands of the rail sector, some of our work includes areas such as universally accessible toilets, which require a focus on safety and easy access for maintenance. Our motion control solutions provide an array of safety benefits, such as assistance with lifting of potentially heavy access panels. When working inside an enclosure, the Econoloc’s safety locking shroud is manually released by applying thumb pressure to the designated area, allowing the gas spring to compress in a controlled manner.

We also take pride in understanding exactly how each application will be used, which is why we strive to provide peace of mind for our customers and yours. We recognise that, within the rail industry, safety, mobility and endurance are key.

Our Swift and Sure standard range, has been used to provide motion control solutions for customer facilities, such as baby changing units, offering the end-user a controlled rate of movement and oil damping towards the end of the stroke due to a hydraulically cushioned zone.

Our team understands that gas spring and damper solutions are required on Tube and train stations, outdoors as well as indoors, and in locations where some of the harshest environments are found – our stainless-steel option gives increased corrosion resistance. Manufactured in 316L, our stainless-steel gas springs undergo rigorous testing, including 1,000 hours of salt spraying to ensure they live up to the challenge of harsh environments.

With efficiency and time-saving demands on railways increasing, prioritising maintenance – and importantly employee safety when performing maintenance – is a primary concern. Our gas springs and dampers provide this level of safety in many different formats. For example, to ensure safety when working inside an enclosure, the Econoloc eliminates the need for separate safety rods through positively locking when fully extended, protecting the operator from potential injury in the event of overload or misuse.

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.

How Camloc operates

Understanding the complexities of projects involving the manufacturing in the rail network sector is what our team does best. Boasting a 99% on-time delivery rate and competitive lead times – coupled with our expert technical advice and engineering support – is what separates us from the competition.

Our expert team have extensive experience within the rail sector, working closely with industry leaders to successfully deliver a variety of projects. Whatever your project requirements, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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.

“Working with Camloc is easy and feels like working with other members of our team, they really understand how we work and what we want to achieve.”

James Smith – Industrial Sales Manager – Clarendon Specialty Fasteners.

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