Hydraulic Clamping Fundamentals

GENERAL INFORMATION In general, it is recommended that the load applied to the work piece be made over a rigid stop or a work support to avoid part deflection. Swing clamps are available in right hand swing (standard), straight pull (no swing) and left-hand swing (optional). The swing direction is defined as viewed from the top, looking down at the arm, in the extended or unclamped position.

Double Acting Swing Clamp Double acting swing clamps use hydraulic pressure to retract the clamp, apply force to the work piece as well as return the clamp to the unclamped position.

Swing Angle: Is defined as the angle of rotation of the arm from the clamped to the fully unclamped position. The swing angle is nominally 90° . The tolerance range on the Low Profile family is commonly ± 4 ° , but can range as high as ± 8 ° from one unit to the next. All other families are ± 3 ° .

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