Hydraulic Dampers

At Camloc, we are experts in providing hydraulic damper solutions to various sectors and industries. Our dampers are uniquely tailored to each application, ensuring optimal performance in critical and demanding scenarios. Whether you need to control movement, stop an object, or eliminate vibration, our bespoke dampers are the perfect solution for your needs.

What are hydraulic dampers?

Hydraulic dampers are essential components that are designed to control movement, speed, and vibration reduction in a wide array of applications. They are versatile solutions found in various environments, ranging from those that improve comfort to those used to ensure safety.

Our dampers come in various configurations, ranging from simple extension and compression dampers with or without gas, to bespoke blast mitigation solutions used in military applications. Regardless of the setup, our hydraulic dampers are designed to deliver superior performance and achieve optimal results.


Hydraulic Damper Type Hydraulic Damper Size Stroke (Rod) Length Min / Max
(in 5mm increments)
With Extension Force Characteristics and Additional Information
Standard Oil-Filled Damper 6-15 25-200 No For use in extension, compression or both directions.
Not all of the stroke is damped (idle stroke)
Positioned in the specified orientation only
Application examples: Lids, cabinets, storage shelves
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Oil-Filled with Separator Piston 6-15 25-200 No For use in extension direction only
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any orientation
Application examples: Ladder racks, HVAC access panels
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Through Damper 6-15 25-200 No Only available in stainless steel
Excellent in both extension and compression
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any direction
Application examples: Armoured doors, weight adjustment
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-28 25-400
14-28 25-400
Gassed (Emulsion) Damper 6-15 25-200 Yes Self-extending damper / slow gas spring
Idle stroke is reduced
Can be positioned rod down only
Application examples: Any application where the damper may need to reset itself for the next cycle, or where slow movement and control is required
8-18 25-300
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645
Gassed with Separator Piston 8-18 25-300 Yes Self-extending damper / slow gas spring
Idle stroke is eliminated
Can be positioned in any direction
Application examples: Automatic doors, gate closers
8-23 25-300
10-23 25-555
10-28 25-555
14-28 25-645

What are the key benefits of hydraulic dampers?

  • Custom–designed and sized to each application
  • Available in a wide range of types and designs to suit the application
  • Fully customisable
  • Maintenance-free
  • Fully self-contained unit
  • UK-designed and manufactured product
  • Compact design with high durability and reliability
  • Operating temperature range from –40c to +100c

Discover the inner workings of hydraulic dampers

When it comes to controlling movement, stopping objects, or eliminating vibration, hydraulic dampers are the ideal solution. These self-contained units are designed to control motion, whether it’s velocity control, deceleration, or absorbing shock.

Our dampers are engineered to absorb, meter, and control kinetic energy, ensuring precise control over the characteristics of movement. These specially designed units are available in both carbon steel and stainless steel, allowing for optimal performance in a wide range of applications. Whether you need to control movement in CPR beds, adjust weights, or automate gate and lid closures, our dampers have you covered.

At Camloc, we specialize in the design and manufacturing of hydraulic dampers. We don’t just make dampers that are like gas springss with more oil and no gas. Our experience, knowledge, and expertise allow us to create dampers for even the most demanding applications, including mono tube or twin tube dampers.

Whether you need compression, extension, or dampers that work in both directions, we have the expertise to develop the perfect solution. Our dampers are trusted and utilized in thousands of critical applications worldwide.

For guidance on installing, mounting, or maintaining dampers, please refer to the Help Centre section of our website.

Choose from our hydraulic dampers available in carbon and stainless steel. These compact and reliable units operate in a temperature range from -40°C to +100°C, ensuring durability and hassle-free maintenance.

Experience the superior control and reliability of Camloc’s hydraulic dampers. Contact us today to discover how our high-quality solutions can enhance your application.

Will it work for my requirements?

We offer a bespoke service, and our team of experienced engineers will work with you to provide hydraulic damper 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.



CPR bed crash control


Off-shore wind turbine access doors


Overhead HVAC access hatches

What sizes do you offer?

Like gas springs, dampers are commonly referred to by their size. Unlike gas springs, all our hydraulic dampers are designed bespoke to the customer’s needs. With so many options available, we do not stock a range of standard sizes through our distributor network, but instead work with the customer to develop the correct solution for their needs. These can range from 6mm rod diameter up to 28mm tube diameter.

What options are available?

  • Damping in extension, compression or both directions
  • Available as gassed, ungassed or emulsion dampers
  • Oil-filled or friction damping designs
  • Mono-tube, twin-tube and through damper types
  • Non-standard rod and tube combinations, for example 6-18, 8-23, 10-28
  • Mild steel or 316 stainless steel construction
  • Oil chamber / rod-up mounting options
  • Wide range of end fittings
  • Food safe oils
  • Non-magnetic / medically safe (stainless steel only)
What Our Customers Say

“The great support from their customer service department, their expert technical advise and the high quality of their products make Camloc a supplier of maximum reliability for all our projects.”

Javier Huertas, Sales Director at Aerotecnica

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.