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Clamptek Encyclopedia: Hydraulic Swing Clamp (CHA Series)

Swing Clamp: It is one of the most commonly used clamping tools in industrial manufacturing. When the swing clamp is in action, the piston rod will drive the clamp arm to press down and rotate to the desired position and angle, thereby clamping the workpiece. The swing clamp is suitable to use during mass production and high-precision processing of workpieces, such as machining, assembly, and welding. It is also suitable for use when you need to make room for the workpiece, or when you need to clamp the workpiece from above. The swing clamps can be divided into the following three types according to different classification methods: the power source, installation, and pipeline connection method. The required clamping force can also help determine the types of clamp to get.According to the power source: can choose between air pressure and oil pressureAccording to the installation method: can choose between top flange type, bottom flange type, and male threaded typeAccording to pipeline connection: can choose between manifold type and line type The Features of Clamptek’s Hydraulic Swing Clamp – CHA series:Compact structure, suitable for use in small spaces.Fast clamping speed with accurate positioning that can improve work efficiency.The timing of the cylinder action can be arranged according to the needs. Recommend!! Clamptek's Self-Produced Hydraulic Swing Clamps – CHA series:➤ The accessories of this series use optimized design to make sure the volume is more compact.➤ The product adopts a special dust-proof design to further improve dust-proofing and sealing performance.➤ The product structure design has high torsion resistance and high durability.-Action method: double acting-Maximum operating pressure: 70 kgf/cm2-Minimum operating pressure: 15 kgf/cm2-Cylinder outer diameter: 36, 40, 48, 55, 65, 75, 90, 105 (mm)-Clamping arm type: Single side arm / Double side arm-Swing direction: left/right-Swing angle: 30, 45, 60, 90(°)-Type: Line type / Manifold type / Manifold with flow control * There is an option to choose whether to install an air sensor. Please refer to the catalog or contact the sale representatives for details.* There is also CHA-P series to choose from. *Our company mainly sells manual toggle clamps, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, hydraulic power unit, and other high precision tooling (as representing agents). If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact us!Website: https://www.clamptekglobal.com E-mail: info@clamptekglobal.com

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Clamptek Encyclopedia: Push-Pull Clamps (CH-36092M)

Toggle clamp is a kind of tool that is used for clamping, fixing, fastening and other functions in industrial manufacturing. During mass production, they can be used when accurate positioning, clamping or toggle assembly/disassembly are required. Because of its easy operation, efficiency in processing, and stable clamping force, some manufacturers will use toggle clamps to increase the speed of operation before going into automated fixtures. Toggle clamps are usually used in fixture design, welding, inspection tools, molds, drilling and assembly work. Toggle clamps are divided into the following types according to the shape structure and movement (force direction): vertical, horizontal, push-pull, latch, extrusion, composite vertical, pneumatic, C-type clamp, F-type clamp and other etc. In this article, we will be introducing Clamptek's push-pull toggle clamps. Features of Clamptek Toggle Clamps:Stable clamping forceSimple structureEasy to installSafe and reliableWide range of usageHigh qualityAffordable When will the toggle clamp be used?Toggle clamps are widely used in major manufacturing, processing industries and industries that require to fixed the workpieces into places during production.For example: aircraft assembly, automobile welding, bicycles production, machine tools, molds, mechanical hardware parts, electronic components, woodworking manufacturing, sporting equipment and other industries. Push-Pull Toggle Clamps: they mainly rely on pushing forward or pulling back the handle to achieve the purpose of quickly clamping and loosening the workpiece. They can fulfil the needs to achieve a variety of positioning, and has advantages in lateral and vertical positioning and clamping. Recommendation!! Clamptek's Self-Manufactured Push-Pull Toggle Clamp – CH-36092M:-Clamping force: 180kgf-Product weight: 397g-Handle opening angle: 180°-Stroke: 32mm-Spindle Part Number: CH-SA-08512*CH-36092MSS is the stainless-steel version *Our CH-36092M is widely used in the woodworking machinery industry! If you have these needs, please feel free to send us an inquiry!*This clamp is available in metric and imperial. We also welcome anyone who is interested in OEM projects. Please feel free to contact us for more information. *Our company mainly sells manual toggle clamps, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, hydraulic power unit, and other high precision tooling (as representing agents). If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact us!Website: https://www.clamptekglobal.com E-mail: info@clamptekglobal.com

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Clamptek Encyclopedia: Pneumatic Support Clamp (CSW Series)

In order to meet the needs of customers, Clamptek has developed and produced pneumatic support cylinders in addition to the hydraulic support cylinders we previously introduced. Therefore, we will be presenting the pneumatic support cylinders in this article. pneumatic clamp is a pneumatic clamping device that uses air pressure to generate the clamping force. It is often used in light metal-cutting and is mainly used in automated production lines and automated equipment such as pneumatic fixtures and jigs. Pneumatic Support Clamp: It is a supporting workpiece that can be elastically adjusted to the desired height. During processing, the air pressure causes the piston rod to move in the direction of the pressure. When the piston rod reaches the supporting position, it will stop and maintain stable support at that position. The support clamp can effectively prevent the vibration generated during the processing of the workpiece and the deformation during clamping. The support cylinder can improve the processing accuracy of the workpiece, and because of its small size, it can be configured and used in a narrow space. Which types of workpiece require the help of a support clamp during machining? Thin machining parts Irregularly shaped workpieces Workpieces without supporting structure Workpieces that need to be machined on a flat surface Workpieces with uneven bottom height The Features of Clamptek's Pneumatic Support Clamp: It can improve the working environment and meet the needs of a clean working environment. It's suitable for light metal cutting and when workpieces require fine precision processing, e.g. mobile phones. The cylinder itself is lightweight and compact, which is suitable to use when there are limited spaces during processing. Recommend!! Clamptek's Self-Produced Pneumatic Support Clamps – CSW series: - CSW's maximum working pressure is at 1 MPa and minimum working pressure is at 0.4 MPa. - The outer diameter of CSW cylinder has four sizes: M26x1.5, M30x1.5, M36x1.5, M45x1.5 (mm) (M30x1.5 is the best-selling CSW product of Clamptek) - CSW has two types: spring rising type (A), Pneumatic Rising Type: (standard) (B). * Spring-up type (A): The initial state of the piston rod is up, and the workpiece is placed on the piston rod and dropped to a certain distance due to the weight of the workpiece. At this time, the clamping force of the supplied air pressure on the clamp cover is applied to the piston rod, so that the piston rod can support the workpiece firmly. * Pneumatic rising type (B): The initial state of the piston rod is down. When the air pressure is supplied, the piston rod rises and stops at any position of the workpiece. While stopping, the clamping force of the air pressure on the clamp cover is applied to the piston rod, so that the piston rod can stably support the workpiece. *If you need to order stronger springs, please contact the sales representatives for more information. *Notes: When installing, the bottom surface of the support clamp must be kept in close contact with the bottom surface of the mounting hole. Our company mainly sells manual toggle clamps, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, hydraulic power unit, and other high precision tooling (as representing agents). If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact us! Official website: https://www.clamptekglobal.com E-mail: info@clamptekglobal.com

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Clamptek Encyclopedia: Pneumatic Leverage Clamp (CALC series)

We mentioned in the first article (Clamptek Fixture Components 101) that the pneumatic cylinder is a pneumatic clamping device that uses air pressure to generate a clamping force to secure the workpiece. It is often used in light metal-cutting and is mainly used in automated production lines and automated equipment such as pneumatic fixtures and jigs. How to Choose the Types of Clamptek Pneumatic Clamps? Pneumatic cylinders are divided into support clamps, leverage clamps, swing clamps, push-pull clamps, etc. due to different operating methods. The selection of types is mainly based on the following to determine the type of pneumatic clamp to be used: the size of the fixture designed by the customer, the position that can be placed in space, and the type and shape of the workpiece. Introduction of Pneumatic Leverage Clamp: Pneumatic leverage clamps use air pressure to push the piston rod from top to bottom to generate clamping force in to secure or loosen the workpiece. In the process of manufacturing and processing, the leverage clamp can be used when the workpiece must be clamped from top to bottom instead of rotating and pressing or when it is necessary to bypass a raised obstacle. The Movement of Pneumatic Leverage Clamps: Pneumatic leverage clamps utilize the theory of clamping mechanism with lever principle to generate clamping forces through the linear reciprocating motion of the piston rod. When actuated, the gas will enter the clamp and the compressed air will exert pressure on the piston rod causing it to move. Then the force will drive the clamping arm through the fulcrum to clamp down and secure the workpiece to the desired location. Pneumatic leverage clamps can also use magnetic switches or other related controlling devices to achieve automatic controls. The Features of Clamptek’s Pneumatic Leverage Clamp: The clamp itself is lightweight. It fulfills the need for a clean working environment. In the case of the same bore size, the clamping force of a leverage clamp is greater than a swing clamp. It’s suitable to use when there are limited spaces during processing, e.g. inside the CNC milling machine. It’s suitable for light metal cutting and when workpieces require fine precision processing, e.g. mobile phones. Recommend!! Clamptek's Self-Produced Pneumatic Leverage Clamps – CALC series: ➤ The accessories required by the clamp have already been installed on the clamp, which is convenient for customers to use directly. ➤ The material of the clamp is made of aluminum alloy and carbon steel. It is wear-resistance, and has a longer life cycle and stronger durability. ➤ This series of pneumatic leverage clamp is interchangeable with products of similar specifications currently on the market. Acting method: double action Maximum operating pressure: 7 kgf/cm2Minimum operating pressure: 3 kgf/cm2 The inner diameter of the CALC series leverage clamp has seven sizes: 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100 (mm) There’re two types to choose from for our CALC series: 1. Standard type 2. With magnet induction type (1 or 2 induction switches can be selected. Please let our sales representative know in advance if this type is required). Our company mainly sells manual toggle clamps, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, hydraulic power unit, and other high precision tooling (as representing agents). If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact us! Official website: https://www.clamptekglobal.com E-mail: info@clamptekglobal.com

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Clamptek Encyclopedia: Hydraulic Support Clamp (CSP Series)

As we mentioned in the previous article, the hydraulic clamp is a hydraulic clamping device that converts the hydraulic pressure into a clamping force to secure the workpiece. The hydraulic clamps can be divided into support clamps, leverage clamps, swing clamps, push-pull clamps, etc. due to different operating methods. This time, we will be introducing one of Clamptek’s major bestselling products that sold thousands of units in a single month: CSP Series Support Clamp. Support Clamp: Mainly used to support the workpiece. During processing, the piston rod will stop and hold tightly after reaching the supporting position to prevent the workpiece from deforming or moving due to the cutting force. The support clamp can reduce vibration and improve the processing accuracy of the workpiece, and because of its small size, it can be configured and used in a smaller space. Which types of workpiece require the help of a support clamp during machining? Thin machining parts Irregularly shaped workpieces Workpieces without supporting structure Workpieces that need to be machined on a flat surface Workpieces with uneven bottom height Clamptek Bestselling Hydraulic Support Clamp - CSP Series: Clamptek has divided the CSP series according to the market orientation into two kinds: CSP-P and CSP-K. To enable customers to have a better choice, the CSP series has similar specifications and is interchangeable with the Japanese brand’s clamps that are currently on the market. Clamptek has also increased the clamping force between the piston rod and the clamp cover of this series, which can produce a higher supporting force and is more affordable in terms of price and use. The clamp body of this series is independently produced by Clamptek, and its internal parts are imported from Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and other countries. Clamptek has also invested in top machining centers such as DMG, MAZAK, VICTOR TAICHUNG CNC, and FEELER CNC, dedicated to providing customers with high-precision and high-quality products. The external diameter of the CSP series support clamp has four sizes: 26, 30, 36, 45 (mm), and the pressure is low-pressure 7MPA. According to the actuation method, the CSP support clamps are divided into A-type and B-type, *Spring Rising Type(Type A): The initial state of the piston rod is up, and the workpiece is placed on the piston rod and dropped to a certain distance due to the weight of the workpiece. At this time, the clamping force of the supplied oil pressure on the clamp cover is applied to the piston rod, so that the piston rod can support the workpiece firmly. *Hydraulic Pressure Rising Type(Type B): The initial state of the piston rod is down. When the oil pressure is supplied, the piston rod rises and stops at any position of the workpiece. While stopping, the clamping force of the oil pressure on the clamp cover is applied to the piston rod, so that the piston rod can stably support the workpiece. Note: Cutting Fluid Cleaning Countermeasures: To prevent poor operation caused by high-pressure coolant and chip dust intruding into the internal structure, the air can be cleaned in the exhaust hole when the workpiece is replaced. Air cleaning requires a dedicated air pressure circuit (recommended cleaning air pressure at 0.3~0.5MPa). This series only has low-pressure support clamps. For high-pressure support clamps, please feel free to contact us! * Our company mainly sells manual toggle clamps, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact us! Official website: https://www.clamptekglobal.com E-mail: info@clamptekglobal.com

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Clamptek Fixture Components 101

What is a fixture? A fixture is a piece of equipment that holds workpieces quickly and safely in position during welding, assembly, etc. Fixture tables’ sizes, types, wiring layouts, component selections, and placements will be customized due to the different types of workpieces to be processed. Therefore, each fixture table is customized according to needs. Fixture components are auxiliary tools installed on the fixture table that act as helpers between the fixed workpiece and the fixture table. The fixture components are divided into various power sources, such as manual clamping devices, hydraulic clamping devices, pneumatic clamping devices, etc. We will next be introducing the three main clamping devices that are manufactured and sold by Clamptek: 1. Manual toggle clamps: a manual clamping device that is used in welding, drilling, and assembly fixtures. It is mainly used in non-automated equipment, such as inspection fixtures, welding fixtures, etc. Before automated fixtures, some manufacturers will use manual toggle clamps to increase the speed of operation. Features: Simple structure, convenient operation, fast loading and unloading. 2. Hydraulic clamps: a hydraulic clamping device that converts hydraulic pressure into clamping force to secure workpieces. It is often used in heavy metal-cutting and is mainly used in automated equipment. Features: 1). The hydraulic clamping force is larger than the pneumatic clamping force. 2). The hydraulic pressure is more stable than the air pressure, and there is less vibration when in use (because the hydraulic oil can hardly be compressed). 3. Pneumatic clamps: a pneumatic clamping device that uses air pressure to generate clamping force to secure the workpiece. It is often used in light metal-cutting and is mainly used in automated equipment. The entire set of equipment is systemized through air piping. Features: 1). In terms of housekeeping, pneumatic systems are easier to maintain in comparison to hydraulic counterparts due to oil leakage. 2). It is easier to control than hydraulic cylinders. 3). Air can be compressed, so when it’s impacted, it can buffer. 4). Pneumatic equipment is less complex than hydraulic equipment, and pneumatic power sources, such as air and other sorts of suitable pure gas are easier to obtain.                               Toggle Clamps                                      Hydraulic Clamps/Pneumatic Clamps *Our company mainly sells manual toggle clamps, hydraulic clamps and pneumatic clamps. If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact us! Website: https://www.clamptekglobal.com E-mail: info@clamptekglobal.com