FO, FL, G Series Straight Line Action Clamps
Destaco FO, FL, G Series straight line action clamps are ideal for applications where workpiece thicknesses and tolerances vary. These straight line action clamps are recommended for clamping between ribs and hollow spaces that are difficult to reach. These FO, FL, G straight line clamps feature a compact design that allows both single part & mass production. These Destaco straight line action clamps are equipped with a plunger and hand wheel / hand lever that can be operated either by one hand or both hands, separately or simultaneously. They have a foot mounted, flanged base for ease of installation and are capable of withstanding loads up to 4000 lb. These Destaco FO, FL, G Series straight line action clamps are designed only for axial loads, and an additional radial support of the plunger is recommended for use with side loads.
Destaco FO, FL, G Series straight line action clamps are used for single part / mass production of fixtures.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do Destaco straight line action clamps work?
Destaco straight line clamps incorporate a sliding plunger to provide straight line clamping action. The plunger can be locked in either pulling or pushing direction for holding workpieces.
Which grease is ideal for Destaco clamps for their rebuilding?
A coupling grease like Mobil XTC should be used when dealing with Destaco mechanical clamps, while the Magnalube G grease is great for use with pneumatic cylinder seals.
What does the clamp's holding capacity signify?
The clamp's holding capacity or holding force represents the capability of a clamp for holding down mechanical equipment or sheet metal while assembling automotive parts or during similar manufacturing processes.
What is the significance of the red colour of the handle of Destaco clamps?
There is no such significance of colour of the clamp's handle, as it only represents a recognisable area. This helps operators in finding the handle quickly & easily.
What does clamping force mean?
Clamping force is the amount of force actually applied to the workpiece by closing & locking the clamp. It is normally less than the stated holding capacity. The actual clamping force depends on various factors including cylinder bore, cylinder area, spindle position (clamping arm length) and available air pressure. In most cases, the clamping force is approximately 2 to 3 times the force exerted by a pneumatic cylinder.
Does Destaco supply any water resistant clamp sensors?
Yes, Destaco also supplies inductive sensors designed in accordance with IP65 standards to ensure protection from powerful hydraulic jets, dust & heavy rain.
Are Destaco variable stroke straight line action clamps ideal for side loads?
These clamps are designed only for axial loads. To accomodate side loads, we would recommend an additional radial support for the plunger.