Destaco, a supplier of high-performance automation, work-holding and containment solutions, recently announced that its new line of patent-pending Manual Swing Clamps. This new family of clamps combines two existing Destaco technologies to create an easy-to-use option for fixture building/testing, welding, and assembly operations in the industrial, aerospace, and automotive markets.
“The development of our new Manual Swing Clamp series comes as a result of customer requests for a less-expensive clamp that can be manually operated without the need for any air,” said Matt Girand, Destaco’s VP & GM, Americas and Global Automation.
“Taking these requests to heart, we have combined the best features of our existing pneumatic swing clamp and straight line action clamp products to fashion a new, manually actuated solution that will give our customers another powerful tool to assist them with their most demanding work-holding applications,” he added.
Technically, the new swing clamp is a combination of two Destaco products:
1. The 8200 Series Pneumatic Swing Clamps, which provide quick swing-and-clamp movement for increased productivity
2. The 6004 Series Straight Line Action Clamps, which can be locked in two positions to enable either push or pull operation
The new Manual Swing Clamps feature an enclosed cam track and can clamp and lock in both retract and extend positions. They also feature a detent that holds the clamp in the open position to prevent unwanted movement. Future versions will offer Destaco’s Toggle Lock Plus, which locks the handle in both open and closed positions.