Cam Levers Incorporate Quick Actuation

Especially useful for fast cycle time operations requiring quick loading, securing and unloading, new cam levers from Fixtureworks are designed to provide an ergonomic clamping function of part fixtures and optimum process productivity. A selection of 17 different handles with mounting options, sizes, profiles and clamping force ratings are available.

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Especially useful for fast cycle time operations requiring quick loading, securing and unloading, new cam levers from Fixtureworks are designed to provide an ergonomic clamping function of part fixtures and optimum process productivity. A selection of 17 different handles with mounting options, sizes, profiles and clamping force ratings are available.

The levers are outfitted with either internal female threads or with male threaded studs for attaching to fixture bases, plates, tombstones, machine tables or other workholding elements. Once the preliminary assembly and tightening of the threaded elements is completed (like traditional clamping fasteners), the cam action handles allow for quick final clamping or unclamping without the use of tools. The cam lever is simply pushed downward with only minimal hand force, while still generating approximately 200 lbs to 1,800 lbs of clamping force, depending upon the size range of the lever. Forces are created with as little as 0.050” to 0.060” (1.2 to 1.5 mm) lever travel in the Kipp units, and 0.07” to 0.129” (1.8 to 3.3 mm) travel with the Imao handles.

To unfasten, the handle is pulled up, which releases the clamping pressure, allowing the part to be removed for fast part unloading and loading of the next piece.