Modular clamps and accessories are extremely versatile and flexible, which allows them to be used in a wide variety of workholding applications. They are available in two different styles: standard modular clamps and high-rise modular clamps.
The standard modular clamp assembly is designed to exert a downward clamping force on the work piece, similar to that of a strap clamp. Balanced and level clamping is maintained with the use of a socket toggle screw – a threaded bolt with a swiveling contact pad on its end. Standard modular clamps can also be fastened to a sliding mount unit, which then allows the clamp to be positioned in the proper location.
The high-rise modular clamp is comprised of a clamp assembly with any number of modular risers. The primary difference is that multiple modular risers can be quickly and easily stacked on top of one another to accommodate any variable clamping height needed in a particular application. When assembled, the modular risers and clamp assembly are held together by tightening the lock nut on top. This pulls the couplers upward into the devices which hold the corresponding lock buttons tightly and securely, preventing movement or disassembly.
Accessories, such as sliding mount units, allow precise and repeatable movement in both the X and Y directions to accurately position a mounted clamp or stop. Other accessories include adjustable swivel stops and replaceable slide bases.