Manual Clamps provide safety and ergonomic benefits.

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Toggle-Lock Plus Clamps help to maintain over-center toggle position in applications where there is likely to be movement or vibrations, such as transfer lines. Eliminating pinch points, units feature bushings at major pivot points and stop point locations at base. Spindle contacts workpiece in vertical position to help stop marring or movement, while clamping arm completely clears workpiece to facilitate load and unload.



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New Generation Toggle Lock Plus Clamp Provides Safety, Ergonomics and Increased Holding Power in Smaller Envelope



Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8, 2004 -- DE-STA-CO Industries continues its industry leadership and product innovation through the introduction of the new generation Toggle Lock Plus manual clamp series (2002-UR, 2007-UR and 2010-UR) at IMTS 2004, booth E-2727. The Toggle-Lock Plus feature is an expansion to the new generation 2002, 2007 and 2010 toggle clamp series launched at the end of last year (patent #6,595,507).

Designed with maximum safety and ergonomic benefits as its foundation, Toggle-Lock Plus clamps help to maintain the over-center toggle position in applications where there is apt to be movement or vibrations such as transfer lines. In addition, higher levels of reliability are achieved with the new Toggle-Lock Plus when moving a fixture from point A to point B or where an entire component is being relocated.

Outstanding features resulting from the Toggle Lock Plus innovative expansion include:
o Bushings at major pivot points for longer life;
o Stop point locations at the base for added durability;
o Greater hand clearance for ease of use;
o Elimination of pinch points for added safety;
o Extended handle length for improved ergonomics;
o Longer clamping arm for greater flexibility;
o Spindle contacts workpiece in vertical position for less workpiece marring or movement; and
o Clamping arm completely clears workpiece for easy load/unload.

"Our new Toggle Lock Plus expansion will add to our time-tested product lines focused on providing increased productivity and cost-reduction to our customers," says Tom Stimac, Product Manager, DE-STA-CO Industrial Products Group. "Our Toggle Lock Plus is just one of many innovations making the best even better. We will continue to develop further expansions to this new patented lean clamp series in order to provide our customers more options to help them improve productivity and reduce cost."

Visit www.destaco.com to learn more about this industry-leading, new generation workholding solution.

DE-STA-CO Industries Lean Initiative
The DE-STA-CO Industries family of companies is committed to being a lean resource for its customers, providing ways to eliminate waste in manufacturing processes through the use of optimal clamping and automation solutions that eliminate bottlenecks. DE-STA-CO Industries wide range of products allows the company to offer its customers an Automation Continuum, providing solutions that increase profitability and efficiency, while reducing waste.

DE-STA-CO Industries is a global leader in the innovation, manufacture, and support of clamping, gripping, transfer and robotic tooling solutions for workplace automation needs. The company's global presence includes manufacturing operations on four continents as well as sales offices in Germany, Great Britain, Singapore and Spain. Major customers come from diverse industries including the automotive, machine tools, general industrial and electronics industries.

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