Toggle Clamps designed for harsh manufacturing environments.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring over-center locking design that require return air pressure to open, HDC heavy-duty pneumatic toggle clamp is suited for holding and managing heavy/bulky parts. With holding torque of 1,584 lb-in, device provides consistent gripping forces for operations such as degating/fabricating/machining. With large cylinder enabling clamping force of 675 lb-in., unit features manual release button which opens clamp without air pressure and closed linkage to protect device from contaminants.

Original Press Release:

SAS Automation, Introduces Hold Down Toggle Clamps

XENIA, OHIO (January 2009) - SAS Automation introduces a heavy-duty pneumatic toggle clamp called the HDC. This toggle clamp is specifically designed for harsh manufacturing environments demanding superior clamping power. The SAS HDC clamp has an over-center locking design that requires return air pressure to open -- making it ideal for holding and managing heavy and bulky parts. Processors will appreciate the consistent gripping forces when performing secondary operations including degating, fabricating, and machining. This clamp is excellent for repetitive production operations as well as short runs using temporary fixturing.

Sizes - HDC 40-95 (available cylinder body only, or with the arm) (HDC 20-95 coming soon)

Significant Features:

These clamps have a large cylinder area for increased clamping force of 675 in. lb. (opens to max 105°) and consistent operation with fixed speed control in air ports and easily interchangeable cylinders.

o Manual Release Button - opens clamp without air pressure

o Holding Torque (1584 in. lb) - piston diameter 40mm

o Lightweight (3 lbs 6 oz.) - low profile/narrow design for tight applications
o Closed Linkage - protects from contaminants thereby reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

About SAS Automation

SAS is a leading supplier of modular EOAT components, end effectors & robotic gripper systems - capable of servicing any part and any robot. SAS manufactures in the USA "get a grip!", and distributes "nip it!" Nile sprue nipper line, and "GRIP IT!" Asian chucking/gripper line. SAS is ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certified. Specialists in Robotic End-of-Arm tooling & Gripper systems, Sprue Nippers, CNC degating & Insert Mold tooling for manufacturing, packaging & plastics industries. Sales, service & support to: USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe.

USA Company Contact:

Rob Dalton

Corporate Office - USA:

SAS Automation, LLC

1200 South Patton Street

Xenia, OH 45385 USA

TEL: +1 937- 372-5255

FAX: +1 937- 372-5555

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