5305, 5310 Series Horizontal Hold Down Clamps
These Destaco 5305, 5310 Series horizontal hold down clamps feature robust construction with black oxide finish for durability. These toggle clamps are used to hold workpieces in place using a horizontal lever handle that lays flat when the clamp is engaged. They offer a stationary alternative to removable clamps when performing repetitive tasks. These hold down clamps comprise accurately machined components having hardened & ground pivot pins and bushings. Destaco 5305, 5310 Series horizontal hold down clamps feature high clamping ability that reduces necessary fixtures for a particular application. These clamps enable the user to undertake an action without being worried about frequent movement of the workpiece. They hold workpieces in place using the lever handle that is pushed to the upright position when the clamp is engaged and are also equipped with a spring in the jaw to hold it in place after a few adjustments. Destaco toggle clamps are used in grinding, welding, assembling, machining and metal fabricating applications in the aerospace, automotive and food & packaging industries. They feature a fixed design to secure & loosen workpieces without moving the clamp itself. Destaco toggle clamps feature an automatic pressure adjustment system that automatically adjusts the clamp’s pressure according to the size of the workpiece. They are equipped with a high strength, forged alloy steel clamping arm for increased strength and handling a maximum load of 1300 lb. Selected models come integrated with the Toggle Lock Plus safety feature to ensure that the over centre locking condition is maintained and the clamp remains protected against unintentional opening. Destaco horizontal hold down clamps incorporate a linkage system that applies powerful clamping force with little effort to lock or unlock. Since this force is directed along the links, locking or unlocking the toggle does not require any force.
These Destaco 5305, 5310 Series horizontal hold down clamps offer a broad combination of features, making them adaptable for applications such as grinding, welding, assembling, machining and metal fabricating, in the aerospace, automotive and food & packaging industries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much pressure is a toggle clamp capable of?
Destaco hold down toggle clamps apply downward clamping force by increasing the applied load via toggle mechanisms. You can see the clamping force on the packaging itself, which is specified in Newton (N). Use this information with the size of the toggle clamp to work out the degree of pressure that the tool will have to exert on a piece of wood. The larger the piece of wood, the greater the pressure required.
Does Raptor Supplies offer replacement spindles for hold down clamps?
Yes, Raptor Supplies provides Destaco spindles for hold down clamps, to replace worn out units and protect them from damage caused by abrasion / twisting / flexing. They are available in flat tip & swivel foot variants.
What is clamping force?
Clamping force is the amount of force applied to a piece of wood. This happens when the operator closes and locks the toggle. Usually, the maximum clamping force is around 80% of the total holding force of clamps.
What does hold down action mean?
Destaco hold down action clamps apply force in the downward direction. It is perpendicular to the tools that are mounted to the surface. They are available in vertical and horizontal styles.
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical hold down toggle clamps?
A toggle clamp is very flexible. The difference between a horizontal and vertical hold down toggle clamp is the handle and bar, both of which move in different directions. A horizontal clamp has the handle positioned horizontally (parallel to the base) when the clamp is locked, whereas a vertical clamp has the handle positioned vertically (perpendicular to the base) when clamped.
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.
Which grease is recommended for use with Destaco clamps when rebuilding?
While dealing with the brand's mechanical clamps, we would recommend using a coupling grease like Mobil XTC. When using pneumatic cylinder seals, use the Magnalube G grease. They only require a few drops of lubricating oil to keep them in excellent condition.
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 the assembly line or during similar manufacturing processes.
How do Destaco manual clamps work with, and benefit, fixturing applications?
Destaco manual toggle clamps securely hold a part into a fixture in a safe manner. These quick acting clamps improve productivity and cycle times.
What does clamping pressure mean?
The holding power of a toggle clamp is a crucial factor to take into account before starting any application. The operator has to place the right amount of pressure on the workpiece while clamping. We suggest not to exceed the recommended pressure because it may tremendously damage your workpiece. Too little weight is also not ideal.