Our adjustable force gas spring- Vari-Lift can be set to meet your exact requirements in a wide range of situations. The key benefit of this type of gas spring is that the force adjustments can be made with the gas spring fitted to the application, saving you both time and effort.
If you require a gas spring but need it to be adaptable enough to respond to an unusual load or be set to a personal preference, then this is the product to consider. This product works in all the situations and for all the applications that our standard gas springs can be used for. However, this product enables customisation that is easily achievable there and then.
Adjustable gas springs can be used during product prototyping to attain the required force for fixed-force production gas springs. They can also be used where the weight of your products varies between models and can be degassed to provide the perfect action for your needs.
Fixed Force Compression Gas Spring – Swift and Sure
A self-contained standard gas spring solution for lifting, supporting and counterbalancing.
Fixed Force Stainless Steel Compression Gas Spring
The ideal gas strut for use in harsh environments and where high levels of cleanliness are required.
Multi-Positional Gas Spring – Stop & Stay / Stop & Stay+
The gas strut that enables precise, multi-position positioning over the entire stroke.
Locking Gas Spring – Blocklift (Type BL1 and BL3 only)
A gas strut that uses a special internal locking valve to allow the strut to be stopped in any position.
Safety Locking Gas Spring with Shroud – Econoloc
Used where safety is of paramount importance, the strut cannot be compressed unless unlocked.
What are the key benefits of the adjustable force gas springs?
Adjustable to any force within range
Force can be easily adjusted after installation
Simple adjustment using standard tool supplied
Ideal for prototyping and short production runs
Available as an option on most types of Camloc gas springs
Ideal where application weights vary
Available in stainless steel
How do the adjustable force gas springs work?
All standard, shrouded, multi-positional and stainless-steel gas springs are available in a VARI‐LIFT version which can be adjusted to meet individual preferences as well as being adjusted in‐situ.
The gas springs are charged to their maximum force during the manufacturing process and using the tool provided, gas can be gradually released via the VARI‐LIFT valve at the end of the tube to provide the force suited to your application. Once the correct force has been established, we can measure this level of pressure and provide production fixed force gas springs that are all pre-set to your precise requirements.
Although theoretical forces can be calculated with good accuracy, what can’t be calculated are factors such as hinge friction and the customer’s perceived speed of action. This is where the Vari-Lift option comes in.
Will it 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.
Camloc Motion Control Ltd prides itself on its 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, Camloc Motion Control Ltd provides engineered solutions to meet your exact requirements.
Our products page has more information about the various range of solutions that we provide.
In addition, we also offer a wide range of bespoke sizes depending on your requirements.
What options are available?
The adjustable force gas struts can be applied to the following products:
Fixed Force Compression Gas Springs – Swift and Sure– A self contained standard gas spring solution for lifting, supporting, counterbalancing and tensioning.
Friction Locking Compression Gas Springs (External & Internal) – Stop and Stay– A gas spring that lifts and stays in any position.
Safety Locking Gas Spring with Shroud– Econoloc– A gas spring that locks automatically on full extension for safety.
Fixed Force Stainless Steel Compression Gas Springs – The ideal gas spring for high corrosion and clean environments.
Locking Gas Spring – Blocklift – BL1 and BL3 types only.
What Our Customers Say
“Camloc take the stress out of our ever-changing technical challenges and provide us with a common-sense approach when adapting the gas struts to incorporate our safety needs.”
Shaun Mills, Director at Rototek
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.
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