323, 331, 341 Series Pull Action Latch Clamps
Destaco 323, 331, 341 Series pull action latch clamps are designed for quick clamping of doors, lids or access covers onto drums / containers / vessels. They have holding capacity ranging between 360 & 2000 lb and feature a flanged base. Some models are equipped with Destaco Toggle Lock Plus safety mechanism that acts as a secondary locking system. They are also supplied with a latch plate and a thumb control lever for flexible single handed operation. Stainless steel versions are available as -SS models. These units are available in lengths ranging from 6 to 12.8 inches.
Destaco also offers these clamps with longer hooks (models ending with -M-25, -M-50, or -M-100) that are 25, 50 or 100 mm longer than the standard length. These pull action latch clamps work similarly to latch on fishing tackle boxes. They are equipped with a handle that is appropriately aligned with the opposing latch. The handle can be pulled back down into the locking position, making it ideal for closing objects such as mold closures and latching doors. Destaco 323, 331, 341 Series pull action latch clamps apply the force in a direct, straight-line direction that allows the unit to toggle in the forward and the rear position. This is particularly useful in situations where the operator occasionally requires the clamp, rather than to push forward and apply the force, to pull forward and apply the force. Additionally, it also offers an advantage when the clamp is mounted vertically with the handle in the back position, stopping components from falling forwards as the handle is behind the component in the lock position.
These Destaco 323, 331, 341 Series pull action latch clamps are utilised for common applications such as molding, assembly and closures for doors, lids or covers in the aerospace, automotive, food & packaging, and consumer goods industries.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Toggle Lock Plus mechanism?
Destaco clamps feature the Toggle Lock Plus mechanism to prevent accidental opening of clamps.
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.
What does the 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 similar 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 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.
Does Destaco supply any water resistant clamp sensors?
Yes, Destaco supplies inductive sensors designed in accordance with IP65 standards to ensure protection from powerful hydraulic jets, dust & heavy rain.
Does Raptor Supplies also offer Destaco horizontal handle toggle clamps?
Yes, Raptor Supplies also offers horizontal handle toggle clamps for holding workpieces in place with the help of a horizontal lever handle that lays flat when the clamp is engaged.