Help Centre

We’re here to answer all your questions around the correct application of gas struts and dampers. From key terminology, an introduction to gas struts and our series of how to videos, to selecting the right product, sizing, customisation and our range of FAQs, our Help Centre contains all of the information you’re looking for. You can also ask an expert through our adjacent contact form, with our designers and engineers on-hand to answer questions specific to your product or application.

Click here to download and complete our Gas Spring Sizing Form or here to download our Gas Spring Application Enquiry Form and submit either when completing our Ask The Expert form to help our designers and engineers with your query.

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  • Getting Started
    Introduction to a Gas Spring Construction of a Gas Spring Gas Spring Terminology Forces and Spring Rates Gas Spring Standards
  • Selecting The Right Product
    The Two Key Questions Standard Gas Spring Sizes Which Product is right for me? Technical Data
  • Customisation
    Tailoring your Gas Spring
  • Want to Know More?
    Do’s and Don’ts Mounting Position Terminology Mounting Orientation Mounting – Other Considerations Mounting – Practical Considerations Whitepaper – Understanding the Basics Whitepaper – Gas Spring Overview Whitepaper – Gas Spring Overview (Part 2) Whitepaper – Gas Spring Mounting
  • Show Me How
    How to fit and de-gas a Vari-Lift valved gas spring (gas strut) Stop & Stay Multi-Positional Gas Springs Cam-Stay – Multi-Positional Telescopic Stay
  • Troubleshooting
    Frequently Asked Questions
  • Datasheets
    General Range Overview Camloc Motion Control ISO 9001 Certificate Gas Spring Application Enquiry Form Gas Spring Sizing Form Vari-Lift Instruction Safety Leaflet Gas Spring Disposal Advice Safety Data Sheet – Gas Springs Safety Data Sheet – Blocklifts Safety Data Sheet – Dampers

Tailoring your Gas Spring

Camloc do not take a one size fits all approach, even for our standard range of gas springs we offer our customers an almost limitless array of possibilities (we do in fact offer over billion different possible combinations for our “standard” 8-18 Swift & Sure spring alone!). 

The customisation options we offer across the range include;

Rods – Can be manufactured in 5mm increments 

Tubes – Can be manufactured in 1mm increments 

Oil types – We offer 3 different ones 

Oil levels – Can be set in 5mm increments 

Forces – Can be set in 5N increments 

Thread sizes  We offer different thread sizes appropriate to the size of the spring 

Pistons  Can be altered to suit the handling characteristics of the spring 

Symbolising  Springs can be marked with the customers name or logo 


Springs can be further customised with dust caps and our range of end fittings and brackets 

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From our base in Leicester, UK, we design and manufacture quality-engineered solutions in motion control.

At Camloc, we are more than just a manufacturer of Gas Springs and Dampers.