A gas strut, in simple terms, is a sealed energy source containing pressurised inert gas (nitrogen) and a small amount of oil. These are self-contained units, meaning they require no power source or maintenance, making them extremely convenient. 

Our gas struts are manufactured with tough, rigid construction and high structural integrity. They provide direct support for safely lifting, positioning, lowering and counterbalancing weights. A wide range of forces, simple mounting, compact size, speed-controlled damping, cushioned end motion and a flat force curve, all helps make our products extremely versatile. Plus, we offer a variety of size options, from 6mm to 14mm rod diameters. 

Our PDFs are available on our website and contain information about the wide range of products we provide.  Our customers have told us how much they appreciate being able to download the information and have it to hand, so we thought we would share our top 10 most popular gas strut downloads from the past three months. These documents have been a big hit with our current customers, and we’re sure they’ll be helpful for you, too: 

  1. Swift and Sure: Our most popular compression gas strut, the ‘Swift and Sure’ range is a fixed force gas strut that suits a wide variety of engineering situations. It’s available in both carbon and stainless steel, comes in an extensive range of sizes, and has end fittings for all sorts of applications. 
  2. Vari-lift: Need an adjustable force gas strut? Look no further than our Vari-Lift. The best part? You can make force adjustments with the gas strut fitted to your application, saving you precious time and effort. 
  3. End Fittings: We offer gas strut end fittings made from a wide range of materials and finishes to suit your specific needs. Whether you want the same end fitting on both ends or different sizes and types, we’ve got you covered with options like nylon, steel, stainless steel and zinc. 
  4. Mounting Brackets: If you need to know how to mount your gas strut on a bracket, this is the one for you. They’re designed to perfectly suit our extensive range of end fittings, providing you with easy-to-assemble fixing options. Plus, they come in various styles, such as 90°, flat and raised, and they’re drilled to accept different fixings. They can also be fastened to timber or steel frameworks.  
  5. Blocklift: Locking gas struts are appropriate for some applications. Our Blocklift range behaves like conventional gas struts but comes with a special internal locking valve. This useful feature allows you to stop the strut in any position. Perfect for height and angle adjustments in seats on aircraft, buses, trains, specialist vehicles and military vehicle seating. 
  6. Stop and Stay: Do you need more than a standard gas strut? Our Stop and Stay, and Stop and Stay+ products, work by counterbalancing the weight of the application over the full stroke of the gas strut. This means you can achieve precise, multi-position positioning without worrying about the object moving out of place. 
  7. Safety Data Sheet: Safety first! Our downloadable Safety Data Sheet provides useful information about our gas struts. From handling and storage considerations to ecological and disposal information, it’s all there. We care about your safety and want to make sure you have all the info you need. 
  8. Stainless Steel Swift and Sure: Need a durable and corrosion-resistant gas strut? Our most popular gas strut, the ‘Swift and Sure,’ is also available in stainless steel. This makes it perfect for harsh environments such as offshore wind turbines, marine engine covers, doors, hatches and applications in the food, pharmaceutical and medical industries. 
  9. Econoloc: No need for separate safety rods with our Econoloc gas struts. This specialised product positively locks when fully extended, keeping the operator safe in the event of overload or misuse. Just press the shroud to release the lock and ensure safety. 
  10. General Range of Gas Struts Overview: This PDF introduces our gas struts along with some background information about our company. Since 1989, we have manufactured millions of Camloc gas struts, serving customers worldwide in various industry sectors. It’s a great starting point to learn more about what a gas strut can do for you. 

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Our friendly team is always ready to solve your motion control issues. If you can’t find what you need on our website, give us a call and we’ll discuss your requirements. We’re all about finding the perfect solution for you. 

So, whether you’re in need of compression gas struts, adjustable force gas struts, end fittings, mounting brackets, locking gas struts, counterbalancing options or any other gas strut-related product, Camloc has got you covered. Download our informative PDFs to make an informed decision and get the perfect gas strut for your needs. 

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