301, 311 Series Pull Action Latch Clamps
Destaco 301, 311 Series pull action latch clamps are designed for securing & molding closures for lids, doors & covers and also for assembling applications in the automotive, aerospace and food & packaging industries. These pull action latch clamps provide a stationary alternative to removable C clamps or spring clamps while securing material to the work surface and holding them in place using a lever handle that is pushed to the upright position when the clamp is engaged & pressed down to reach the locked position, ensuring quick and fatigue less clamping operations. These pull action latch clamps have a patented thumb control lever for single handed operation. These Destaco 301, 311 Series clamps feature a fixed stop that automatically limits handle movement at different clamping positions, and are made of steel / stainless steel for resisting corrosion on exposed surfaces. These pull action latch clamps have a flanged base with threaded holes, allowing the unit to be mounted to a worktable or flat surface. They depend on 3 main components - a base for attaching the clamp to the surface, a clamping arm for contact point between the work item & clamp and a handle for operating the tool. Once the simple linkage system of the clamp is put in the over centre position, the handle is pulled horizontally / vertically to create force parallel to the base and squeeze holding the items.
Destaco 301, 311 Series pull action latch clamps are used for securing & molding closures for doors, lids & covers and also for assembling applications in the aerospace, automotive and food & packaging industries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do latch clamps work?
These pull action latch clamps depend on 3 main components - a handle for operating the tool, a clamping arm for contact point between the work item & clamp, and a base for attaching the clamp to the surface. Once the simple linkage system of the clamp is put in the over-centre position, the handle is pulled horizontally for creating force parallel to the base and squeeze holding the work items.
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.
What does holding capacity mean in terms of clamps?
The holding capacity or the holding force depicts the clamp's capability to hold down equipment or sheet metal on assembly lines 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.
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.
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.