Floating clamps with separate clamp and locking are used to clamp and support additional clamping points on extremly pliable workpieces. Both, clamping and supporting force can individually be designed.
The benefits of the floating clamp are:
avoids vibration during the processing
clamps ribs, beads and shackles to reinforce clamped components
distortion-free clamping of raw parts.
Mount the floating clamp (M 12 connection thread) onto the device with a wrench (WS 46).
Adjust the height limit stop and the rotating area with the blue sleeve and clamp with a set screw (3 x WS 2.5). When setting the height limit, consider tolerance of workpiece.
Push the floating clamp downward.
Pivot the clamping jaws in.
Release floating clamp. The bottom jaw contacts the workpiece with a low spring force.
Tighten the fixture nut (WS 18) having a maximum torque of 15 Nm. The workpiece is clamped; the clamp is still floating.
Thereafter tighten the hexagon collar nut (WS 10 - max. torque 10 Nm).
The clamping process is finished.
Releasing is done in reverse order: release hexagon collar nut (WS 10) - release fixture nut (WS 18) - pivot the clamping jaws out.
Floating clamp is in end position.
The thread bore must always be closed for safe functioning, e.g. set screw M 12 x 10.
For specific clamping situations, the standard clamping jaws supplied can be exchanged or replaced (see catalogue drawing: screw ISO 4762 - M8 - 12.9, M max. = 43 Nm).