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 Vari-Lift Instruction Safety Leaflet Gas Spring Disposal Advice MSDS Gas Springs Ref:112 MSDS Blocklifts Ref:126 MSDS Dampers Ref:125

Standard Gas Spring Sizes

Camloc gas springs are available in 4 standard rod and tube combinations.

The first number indicates the rod diameter in millimetres.

The second number indicates the tube outside diameter, again in millimetres.

The table below illustrates the force range of the standard spring sizes and the approximate lifting capability per pair of springs

Gas Spring Size (mm)
6 – 15
8 – 18
10 – 23
14 -28
Approximate Lift Capability (kg per pair)
> 10
10 – 40
40 – 150
150 – 350
Force Range (N per spring)
50 – 400
100 – 850
150 – 1200
200 – 2500

As an indication our standard range of gas springs can be manufactured in the following range of sizes, however as part of our bespoke offering we have the ability to manufacture springs outside of our standard range, with different dimensions and handling characteristics, for example we can manufacture springs with a stroke in excess of 1 metre if required.

Gas Spring Size (mm)
6 – 15
8 – 18
10 – 23
14 -28
Stroke Range (mm)
25 – 200
25 – 300
25 – 555
25 – 645
Extended Length (mm)
80 – 550
85 – 650
108 – 950
108 – 1250

If you require assistance. please contact one of our experts on + 44 (0)116 274 3600 or alternatively you can send an enquiry through our Contact Us page.

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