Considerations to Select the Proper Toggle Clamp

2017-09-02 15:13:00
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  • Size and shape of parts to be held
  • Consistency of part thickness (use spring-loaded device to compensate for variations)
  • Holding capacity required
  • Exerting force required
  • Strength and dexterity of operator
  • Operator's position relative to the fixture (use vertical handle or low profile horizontal clamps)
  • Frequency of operation (temporary or permanent fixture)
  • Time cycle of operation (consider a conveyor or rotary fixture if set-up or curing time is needed)
  • Cycle time & sequence (consider air clamps that can be operated faster and in sequence)
  • Environment (should consider stainless steel for corrosive or non-magnetic applications)