Hydraulic Clamping Fundamentals

SECTION III - SWING CLAMPS GENERAL DESCRIPTION Swing clamps are primary work holding devices that are typically used to keep a work piece stationary over locating points.

See your VektorFlo® catalog or visit www.vektek.com for specific swing clamp dimensional, locating, and mounting data Clamping Force Ranges Vektek, LLC offers swing clamps in applied clamp forces ranging from 450 lbs to 7,500 lbs. All clamp forces are given at 5,000-psi hydraulic pressure with a VektorFlo® standard (short) clamp arm properly installed. Available Options Vektek has several options available to tailor the swing clamp installation to your specific application requirement, such as: Position sensing Bottom porting on some models Bottom breather ports on some single acting versions Multiple arm variations Fluorocarbon seals Hi speed versions Single Acting Swing Clamp Single acting swing clamps use hydraulic pressure to retract the clamp and apply force to the work piece. They return to the unclamped or extended position by expansion of internal springs when the hydraulic pressure is removed from the clamp.

They provide axial clamping force proportional to the hydraulic pressure applied. The clamp arm will rise and rotate for ease of work piece loading. Mounting Styles Each size of swing clamp is available in different body styles to allow for maximum flexibility in fixture design and plumbing arrangements. The following illustrations give a general guide of available mounting configurations. Note that not all sizes are available in all body configurations so please consult catalog for availability.

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