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

The Two Key Questions

As gas spring designers when we look to size a gas spring for a customer there are two fundamental questions we consider; 

  • How heavy is the item to lift? (i.e. what force is required) 
  • How far does it need to move? (i.e. what stroke length is required) 

As a rule, the greater the mass to be moved and / or the greater the distance it needs to move the bigger the spring diameter needs to be. 

Of course, the actual sizing of the spring is more involved than this and several other factors need to be taken into consideration such as mounting restrictions, centre of gravity etc. for this reason we use our application enquiry form which you can download by clicking here.

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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.