215 Series Horizontal Hold Down Clamps
Destaco 215 Series horizontal hold down clamps are used for holding workpieces in place with a lever handle that lays flat when the clamp is engaged. These clamping units apply downward clamping force. Upon rotating the handle of these horizontal toggle clamps downward, the clamping arm pivots downward in the opposite direction to lock over the centre. These Destaco 215 Series horizontal hold down clamps feature a low profile design to prevent obstruction. They offer a stationary alternative to removable clamps while performing repetitive tasks and are capable of withstanding loads up to 250 lb. These horizontal hold down clamps are made of steel / stainless steel for structural rigidity & corrosion resistance on exposed surfaces. Destaco 215 Series horizontal hold down clamps allow clamp bar opening up to 87 degrees and handle opening up to 78 degrees. While rotating the handle downwards, the clamping arm pivots downward in the opposite direction for locking over the centre. When the handle is configured in the horizontal position, these toggle clamps are in the locked position. These horizontal hold down clamps are equipped with flanged / straight bases with threaded holes for quick and secure installation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are horizontal toggle clamps used?
Horizontal toggle clamps use an over-center locking action to hold a workpiece or fixture in the locked position against a workbench / flat surface for various industrial applications like woodworking & metalworking operations.
How do horizontal hold down clamps work?
Certain U bar style clamping arm clamps like Destaco 205-U toggle clamp, feature a flat tip bonded neoprene spindle that is manually operated using a handle / lever. This horizontal handle movement pushes the spindle against the workpiece and prevents it from moving mid operation thereby ensuring secure clamping.
What is the difference between a vertical & horizontal toggle clamp?
The difference lies in the positioning of the clamp handle when it is in the locked position. A vertical clamp handle is positioned vertically (perpendicular to the base) when in locked position, while in the case of a horizontal toggle clamp, it is positioned horizontally (parallel to the base).
What does clamping force mean?
Clamping force is the amount of force actually applied to the workpiece by closing & locking the clamp. It is normally less than the stated holding capacity. The actual clamping force depends on various factors including; cylinder bore, cylinder area, spindle position (clamping arm length) and available air pressure. In most cases, the clamping force is approximately 2 to 3 times the force exerted by a pneumatic cylinder.
Which grease is ideal for Destaco clamps for their rebuilding?
A coupling grease like Mobil XTC should be used when dealing with Destaco mechanical clamps, while the Magnalube G grease is great for use with pneumatic cylinder seals.
How are toggle clamps measured?
Toggle clamps are available in multiple variants having different holding capacities. The capacity of a particular toggle clamp can be measured by calculating the distance between the clamping plate (at its highest position) & the workbench.