Fixed Force Stainless Steel Compression Gas Springs

Our most popular gas spring, the 'Swift and Sure' is also available in stainless steel. These gas springs are the perfect choice for challenging environments such as; access doors to offshore wind turbines and marine engine covers, to doors, hatches, and even in applications demanding high cleanliness standards like the food, pharmaceutical, and medical industries. The stainless steel construction enhances their durability, making them extremely well-suited for harsh conditions.

Discover the capabilities of our fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts

Our gas springs are constructed from high-grade 316L stainless steel and have been subjected to more than 1,000 hours of salt spray testing. They also feature a specially-prepared chrome-plated rod surface finish for added durability, ensuring optimal performance even in the toughest conditions.

These gas springs are designed to effortlessly and safely lift heavy weights, making them ideal for a variety of applications. You’ll find them on vehicles, machine guards, access panels, lockers, and lids. But the uses for our Swift and Sure range are virtually limitless.

Gas Spring 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 springs?

  • 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

Discover the inner workings of fixed force stainless steel compression gas springs

When you need something to be lifted, held open, or counterbalanced in a specialized environment, these gas struts are the perfect solution. They function like compression springs, providing a controlled rate of movement with a small change in force as they extend. To ensure smooth operation, an oil damping zone slows down the extension speed at the end of the stroke. This design feature not only provides constant force but also protects hinges and mounts with a damped end of travel.

The use of 316L stainless steel opens up a world of possibilities for demanding applications and environments, each with their own unique requirements. Stainless steel gas struts offer greater design flexibility compared to other manufacturing processes, allowing for the creation of larger (or smaller) gas struts. In fact, we can manufacture struts over 2m in length. Food-grade oil is often specified for use in food manufacturing environments to ensure compliance with industry regulations. Moreover, non-magnetic materials can be incorporated for applications in the medical sector, where MRI and X-ray compatibility is crucial.

For in-depth guidance on installation, mounting, or maintenance of gas springs, please refer to the Help Centre section of our website.

And remember, this product is also available in carbon steel for alternative needs. Explore our range of gas springs and find the perfect fit for your requirements.


Speciality Vehicles

Emergency vehicle oxygen tank storage


Submarine hatches

Special Purpose Machinery

Food packaging machinery

Will fixed force stainless steel compression gas struts 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 of the standard type and sizes.

We pride ourself 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?

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

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.