|BL||Horizontal clamping arm|
at 6 bar
force at r
at 6 bar
capacity at r
|a||b -0.008||d1 -0.001||d2||d3 +0.001||d4||d5||h1||h2|
|20||60||499 lbf (2220 N)||1580 lbf (7030 N)||1.06||0.394||1.102||M 5||0.276||0.17||M 5||0.63||2.01|
|32||150||924 lbf (4110 N)||2895 lbf (12876 N)||1.44||0.472||1.575||M 6||0.354||0.20||G 1/8||0.83||2.97|
|40||300||1515 lbf (6740 N)||3809 lbf (16943 N)||1.75||0.630||1.969||M 8||0.433||0.27||G 1/8||1.02||3.60|
|50||475||2023 lbf (9000 N)||5096 lbf (22666 N)||2.07||0.709||2.362||M 10||0.512||0.33||G 1/8||1.22||4.49|
These pneumatic fastening clamps (Patent MISATI) are used for clamping, holding, gripping and positioning of workpieces in jigs and handling systems.
The salient points of these pneumatic fastening clamps are:
The drawings shown here explain the functional principle of the dead point mechanism as well as the three available types.
The pneumatic fastening clamps have been designed and configured to achieve an extended life. Functional tests have proved that even after 20 million cycles they were still serviceable.
Further salient design points are:
• The clamp is kinematically designed such that self-retention (holding force FH) is achieved in the clamped position (clamping force FS) after passing the dead point due to irreversibility.
• The forward stroke sequence of the clamping arm is rapid but the ultimate clamping action is slow and as a result pneumatic damping is normally not required. Upon request, however, it can be supplied when big masses are moved.
• The clamping mechanism is fitted with needle bearings which give optimum clamping forces and reduced wear.
• The steel cylinder with the integrated clamping mechanism are in one unit. This leads to high stability for these small units with an extended range of applications. The placement of the air connection at the bottom end leads also to many other advantages.
• The clamping mechanism of GN 864 is also shrouded to avoid the ingress of dirt and other objects which could interfere with the proper functioning of the clamps (such as welding operations).