This guide will help you select the right manual clamp to accomplish your job. Destaco distributor personnel, as well as Destaco's engineering department, are qualified and willing to offer assistance in special or unusual applications. For most ordinary applications, however, consideration of the following points will lead to the proper clamp selection! Contact our clamping experts to share your application requirements or browse our entire clamping catalog.
Remember, the same toggle action force multiplying principle can be applied to other tasks besides holding. Certain Destaco models can be used to position parts, power fixtures or perform mechanical functions such as piercing sheet metal, staking rivets or locating.
Destaco clamps provide ready-made, compact devices for moving or holding components. A little imagination will often show the product designer a way to obtain motion or locking force with no tooling costs and often at less cost than custom designed components. Thousands of Destaco clamps will be found installed as original equipment for cleanout door latches, wheel locks, positioning devices, etc.
Our concern is not only the constant high quality of our products, but also their fail-safe and foolproof handling. The knowledge gathered since 1936 guarantees a developed, safe and high-quality clamping unit. A certain clamping force will be necessary to safely hold a part.
This force is determined by taking the following into account:
In order to ensure clamp strength is not compromised, use all the mounting holes provided. Red handle grips are provided on each model. Users should only locate their hand in this area when operating the clamp, thus reducing the possibility of injury.
Along with the type of fixture - it's important to consider your required holding capacities, the size of conditions in/around the fixture, and the desired action needed by your clamp to perform the required task.