Clamps New Mounting Clamp Seals Machinery to 1,700 lbs. of Force
The Witte Co. has recently introduced a C-clamp that permanently mounts on machinery yet retracts easily without tools for quick access to the interior.
Expanding the company’s line of C-clamps, the new Witte C-30 clamp delivers up to 1,700 lbs. of clamping force to establish a tight seal on machine panels, doors, housings, screen decks, and other parts, even when joining different materials and multiple thicknesses. For quick release and machine access, the clamp features a proprietary, stainless steel yoke and roll pin assembly that allows opening with one hand and no tools without detaching the clamp from the machinery. When cleaning, inspection and/or maintenance is complete, the clamp may be returned to the closed position at the desired tension in seconds to resume safe machine operation, states the company.
Developed for design engineers, process engineers, and other professionals who need safe, easy operator access to machine internals such as in dryers, mixers, conveyors, tanks, and reactors, the new clamp eliminates the need for steel bolts, rivets, welds, and other fastening methods that inhibit access. Complete cleaning and product changeovers move smoothly without concern for confined space entry, adds the firm.
The clamp comes in cast aluminum and stainless steel construction, or in 100 %, FDA-approved 303 stainless steel to meet USDA regulations and 3-A standards for the food and dairy industries.