Press Release Summary:
Twist Clamp has internal mechanism to produce rotary piston motion throughout stroke. By attaching clamp arm, actuator becomes clamping mechanism for light-duty holding applications. Motion rotates clamp arm out of work area for easy loading and unloading of parts. It uses 40mm bore cylinder that produces up to 224 lb of clamping force at maximum pressure of 140 psi. Cylinder body is hard coat anodized and PTFE-impregnated.
Original Press Release:
Bimba Twist Clamp Cylinder
February 1, 2002, Monee, Illinois - The Twist Clamp, based on the Bimba EFl cylinder, incorporates an internal mechanism to produce rotary piston motion throughout stroke. By attaching a clamp arm, the actuator becomes an ideal clamping mechanism for light-duty holding applications. The rotary motion rotates the clamp arm out of the work area for easy loading and unloading of parts.
The Twist Clamp uses a 40mm bore cylinder, producing up to 224 pounds of clamping force (at maximum pressure of 140psi). The base cylinder is Bimba's high-quality EF1, so the Twist Clamp benefits from the same standard features: hard coat anodized, PTFE-impregnated cylinder body, and space-efficient overall length and envelope size. Rotation is achieved via a cam/bushing concept that has been tested to over two million cycles.
For more information, contact B. Kokum, Bimba Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 68, Monee, Illinois 60449. Phone 708/534-8544, FAX 708/534-5767 Technical Assistance 800-44-BIMBA.