Fixed Force Stainless Steel Compression Gas Struts

Camloc's highly sought-after gas strut, known as the 'Swift and Sure,' is now offered in a stainless steel variant. This exceptional feature enhances its suitability for deployment in even the most demanding environments. Specifically, it shines in applications such as access doors for offshore wind turbines, marine engine covers, doors, and hatches. Moreover, it meets the stringent cleanliness standards required by industries like food, pharmaceuticals, and medical.

Camloc’s fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts are engineered to excel in a multitude of applications.

Crafted from 316L grade stainless steel, these gas struts have undergone rigorous testing, including over 1,000 hours of salt spray testing. With a specially-prepared chrome-plated rod surface finish, these gas struts offer enhanced hardness and corrosion resistance, ensuring durability and extended product lifespan.

The primary function of these gas struts is to effortlessly and securely lift heavy weights. Widely used on vehicles, machine guards, access panels, lockers, and lids, the Swift and Sure range is known for its ability to provide safe and efficient weight-bearing solutions. However, the versatility of these gas struts is virtually limitless, with countless other potential applications.

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 steel 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

Unlocking the Mechanics of Fixed Force Stainless Steel Compression Gas Struts

When you require precise lifting, secure holding, or counterbalancing in specialised environments, our fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts are the ultimate solution. These springs possess the unique characteristics of compression springs, offering controlled movement through a slight change in force as they extend. At the end of the extension stroke, an oil damping zone slows down the extension speed, ensuring a damped end of travel that protects hinges and mounts while providing consistent force.

The inclusion of 316L stainless steel in our gas struts opens up a world of possibilities for demanding applications and environments with their distinct requirements. Unlike other manufacturing processes, stainless steel gas struts offer greater design freedom, allowing for the creation of larger or smaller struts. In fact, we can manufacture struts over 2 meters in length when needed. For industries like food manufacturing that demand stringent standards, we provide gas struts with food grade oil. Additionally, our gas struts can incorporate non-magnetic materials, essential in medical applications such as MR and X-Ray equipment.

For detailed instructions on installing, mounting, or maintaining gas struts, please refer to our comprehensive Help Centre section on our website. We are dedicated to providing you with the necessary guidance and support every step of the way.

It’s worth mentioning that our fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts are also available in carbon steel. This alternative offers its own unique benefits for various applications.


Speciality Vehicles

Emergency vehicle oxygen tank storage


Submarine hatches

Special Purpose Machinery

Food packaging machinery

Delivering Tailored Solutions with Fixed Force Stainless Steel Compression Gas Struts

When it comes to meeting your unique requirements, Camloc offers a bespoke service that goes above and beyond. Our team of experienced engineers is ready to collaborate with you, even if your needs fall outside of the standard type and sizes.

At Camloc, we take pride in providing exceptional service to our customers. With our dedicated design engineers by your side, equipped with the latest CAD/CAE techniques, we ensure a seamless partnership tailored to your specific needs. No two applications are the same, and we understand that. That’s why we offer engineered solutions that are customised to meet your exact requirements.

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
What Our Customers Say

“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

Leading the Way in Gas Spring and Damper Solutions

Camloc operates with a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, positioning ourselves at the forefront of the industry. Through ongoing investments in our skilled staff and state-of-the-art hardware, we maintain our competitive edge and strive to adopt the latest manufacturing processes. Our goal is to provide effective problem-solving solutions for our valued customers, meeting their unique requirements with utmost precision.

Since 2001, we have been dedicated to enhancing and evolving our production processes through the implementation of lean manufacturing methods. This approach not only ensures efficiency but also guarantees the consistent delivery of high-quality products that cater to a wide range of industry sectors. From the UK to the USA, Europe, and beyond, our reliable solutions have earned trust and appreciation worldwide.

For any inquiries or to discuss your specific needs, our knowledgeable team is just a contact form submission or a phone call away. Reach out to us at +44 (0)116 274 3600, and we’ll be pleased to assist you in finding the perfect gas spring, damper, or motion control solution for your application.

To access a wealth of information on installation, maintenance, and technical data related to our gas springs, dampers, and motion control solutions, we invite you to explore our Help Centre. This comprehensive resource is designed to demystify and guide you through the intricacies of our products, making even complex topics accessible to all.

At Camloc, we pride ourselves on delivering high-tech solutions with approachable expertise. Trust us to elevate your projects with our superior gas spring and damper solutions. Contact us today.