New Patented Manual Toggle Clamps From DE-STA-CO Provide Increased Ergonomics and Holding Power

Madison Heights, Michigan, October 5, 2005 - DE-STA-CO's Vertical Handle Hold-Down Action Clamps represent the next generation of manual toggle clamps. The new clamps allow users to save space without compromises in holding capacity or performance.

The patented 2002, 2007 and 2010 series of Vertical Handle Hold-Down Action Clamps deliver two to three times the holding capacity of DE-STA-CO's legacy models in the same envelope (patent #6,595,507).

A knob on the end of the open 'U' bar of the new clamps prevents spindle slippage. Additionally, the unique patented design provides increased hand clearance in the open position, improving ergonomics and safety by eliminating pinch points.

Clamps in the 2002, 2007 and 2010 series come with an ergonomic handle grip, two flanged washers and spindle assembly. Solid bar and straight base options are available. Maximum holding capacity of the clamps ranges from 295 lbs. to 1400 lbs., ensuring applicability across a wide range of operational demands.

Moreover, further solutions are available through the newest generation of Toggle-Lock Plus(TM) manual clamps, an expansion to the 2002, 2007 and 2010 toggle clamp series, also designed with maximum safety and ergonomic benefit as its foundation.

DE-STA-CO, a Dover Company, is a worldwide leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping, transfer and robotic tooling solutions for workplace and automation needs. The company is committed to the Team DE-STA-CO philosophy, a progressive approach to doing business that focuses on providing consistent, standard-setting service and products to every customer, regardless of geographic location.

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John Bubnikovich
Marketing Communications Manager

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