Self Centering Damper

Introducing the latest addition to our product lineup, the Self Centering Damper, part of the renowned 'Cam-Shoc SCD' range here at Camloc. This exceptional offering delivers a cost-effective solution for a multitude of engineering scenarios. Crafted with utmost precision, this damper is available in both carbon and stainless steel options, offering a comprehensive selection of sizes and end fittings to cater to a diverse range of applications. With the Self Centering Damper by your side, you can confidently address engineering challenges with efficiency and economy. Experience the superior quality and reliability that Camloc is known for, and make your engineering endeavors a success.

Unleash the incredible potential of the self-centering damper.

Designed to provide flawless motion in both extension and compression, this bi-directional product is engineered for excellence. With unrivaled precision, it effortlessly reverts back to a neutral, mid-stroke position from any direction. What makes it truly exceptional is its non-cavitating nature, allowing it to be mounted in any orientation without compromising performance. This damper is especially favored in applications where users interact directly, thanks to its unmatched tactile response. You’ll also find these dampers utilized in seat suspension systems, where direct user interaction is not required.


Discover how the self centering damper works

This cutting-edge technology is most commonly used to control hydrostatic transmissions on zero-turn lawn mowers and accelerator pedals for small- to medium-size tractors. When linked to a control lever or pedal, this damper delivers a controlled rate of actuation and a return to a positive neutral position.

Don’t know where to start with your project? Let our self-centering damper provide the answer! It’s the perfect motion control solution for applications where an item needs to be pushed forward or pulled backward, then returned to a neutral position.

Our self-contained motion control solution combines the properties of a damper and a gas spring, seamlessly replicating the functionality of traditional dampers while offering a controlled rate of movement thanks to a small change in force during extension and retraction.

Visit our Help Centre today for expert guidance on installing, mounting, and maintaining dampers to keep your project running smoothly. With Camloc, high-tech solutions are within reach for everyone.

What are the key benefits of a self centering damper?

  • Automatically returns to a central position 
  • Bi-directional, non-cavitating damping 
  • Available in two stroke lengths 
  • Available in two centering forces 
  • Available in carbon or 316L stainless steel 
  • UK manufactured product 
  • ISO 9001 registered company 
  • Can be supplied with a range of end fittings 
  • Compact design with high durability and reliability 

What sizes do you offer? 

Two different stroke lengths

Gas Strut Size Centering Force (N/lbs) Material  Stroke (mm)- Extended Length Thread Type
8-23 40 (9) Carbon / Stainless Steel +/- 19 – 188 – Extention and Compression M6 x 1.0
8-23 56 (12) Carbon / Stainless Steel +/- 19 – 188 – Extention and Compression M6 x 1.0
8-23 40 (9) Carbon / Stainless Steel +/- 30 – 287 – Extention and Compression M6 x 1.0
8-23 56 (12) Carbon / Stainless Steel +/- 30 – 287 – Extention and Compression M6 x 1.0


What options are available?

  • Two different stroke lengths
  • Two different centering force settings
  • Available in 316 stainless steel
  • Wide range of nylon and stainless-steel end fittings
  • Food safe options
  • Non-magnetic / medically safe construction options
  • Light, regular or heavy damping


What Our Customers Say

“Working with Camloc is easy and feels like working with other members of our team, they really understand how we work and what we want to achieve."

James Smith – Industrial Sales Manager – Clarendon Specialty Fasteners.

How does Camloc operate?

At Camloc, we stay ahead in our industry through ongoing investment in our skilled team and cutting-edge hardware. This allows us to continuously adopt the latest manufacturing processes and effectively solve problems for our valued customers. Since 2001, we have embraced lean manufacturing methods, consistently enhancing and evolving our production processes.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the high-quality products we deliver across a diverse range of industry sectors, both domestically and internationally. From the UK and USA to Europe and beyond, Camloc solutions can be found worldwide.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact us through our convenient Contact Form or simply give us a call at +44 (0)116 274 3600.

For more detailed information on gas springs, dampers, and motion control solutions—from installation tips to maintenance guidelines and technical data—visit our Help Centre. We have compiled a wealth of resources to support you in making the most of our products.