235 Series Horizontal Hold Down Clamps
These Destaco 201 Series vertical hold down toggle locking clamps, also known as vertical manual hold down clamps, are designed to offer a stationary alternative to removable C clamps or spring clamps when securing materials to a work surface. These manual clamps hold workpieces in place using a lever handle that is pushed to the upright position, to hold workpieces firmly in place when the clamps are engaged. Further, they apply downward clamping force by increasing the applied load via toggle mechanisms and are ideal for fixture checking, assembling & testing, woodworking and light machining in the aerospace, automotive and food & packaging industries. These hold down clamps feature a low profile design for tight spaces and offer the flexibility to position the base, clamp arm & handle by welding them in the desired position. They comprise accurately machined components having hardened & ground pivot pins & bushings. These clamps are supplied with a neoprene spindle for maximum holding force and ergonomic handle grip. Destaco vertical manual hold down clamps feature a straight or flanged base with threaded holes for ease of installation. These weldable vertical toggle clamps provide the flexibility to position the handle as required, and have a fatigue less handle grip. These vertical hold down clamps are made of steel / stainless steel for resisting corrosion on exposed surfaces and are capable of withstanding loads up to 125 lb. Additionally, they have a flanged or straight base with threaded holes for secure surface or blade mounting, respectively. These clamps offer great hand clearance and exhibit a maximum clamp bar opening angle of 100 degrees for additional safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you adjust a horizontal toggle clamp?
After clamping, the force can be adjusted by loosening / tightening the spindle nut (supplied with selected units to protect from abrasion, twisting or flexing).
Which grease is ideal for Destaco clamps for their rebuilding?
A coupling grease like Mobil XTC should be preferred while dealing with Destaco mechanical clamps, while the Magnalube G grease is great for use with pneumatic cylinder seals.
What does a clamp's holding capacity signify?
The clamp's holding capacity or holding force represents the capability of a clamp to hold down mechanical equipment or sheet metal while assembling automotive parts or during manufacturing processes.
What is the significance of the red colour of the handle of Destaco clamps?
There is no such significance of colour of the clamp's handle, as it only represents a recognisable area. This helps operators in finding the handle quickly & easily.
What does clamping force mean?
Clamping force is the amount of force actually applied to a 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.
Does Destaco supply any water resistant clamp sensors?
Yes, Destaco also supplies inductive sensors designed in accordance with IP65 standards to ensure protection from powerful hydraulic jets, dust & heavy rain.