Industrial machine component supplier, JW Winco, Inc., has added GN 810.4 Steel and Stainless Steel Vertical Acting Toggle Clamps, Safety Hook, and Vertical Mounting Base to its product offering.
These vertical acting toggle clamps have two locking features in the closed and open positions. In addition, they offer a safety function: when closing, a spring-loaded safety hook latch ensures a secure locking connection.
“This feature prevents the inadvertent unlocking of the clamp due to vibrations or an accidental attempt of loosening or opening the clamp,” said John Winkler, CEO, Office of the President at JW Winco. “Used not only on jigs and fixtures to hold raw material for machining, these toggle clamps are great for applications requiring any type of hold down, such as lids, flaps, and quick-change components.”
How it works
In the clamped position, the operating lever is in its vertical position. To open and release the clamp, which is a one hand operation, the user presses the main operating handle and the grip of the safety hook latch together to disengage the latch mechanism.
“The clamps work according to the toggle principle, as the lever and clamping bar move in the same direction,” Winkler said.
In the steel version, the toggle clamp is made of case hardened steel with a zinc plated, blue passivated finish. The bearing pins are tempered while the bearing rivets are case hardened.
The stainless steel version is manufactured from European Standard No. 1.4301 (AISI 304) material. The hand grips are made from a high quality, oil-resistant red plastic and all moving parts are lubricated with a special grease.
JW Winco, Inc.