Floating clamps with separate clamping and locking are used to clamp and support additional clamping points on extremly pliable workpieces. Both, clamping and supporting force can be designed individually.
The benefits of the floating clamp are:
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).
As an accessory, we offer clamping jaws with an increased clamping range, refer to 23320.0050-.0058, as well as pivot jaws, refer to 23320.0148-.0156.
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The floating clamp prevents vibrations and the resulting chatter marks on the workpiece. It can be used as an additional clamping device, supplementing the support provided by the three standard clamping points. This will not lead to overdetermination of the component.
The floating clamps allow for additional clamping points during the first step of processing, preventing the formation of vibrations. This improves the surface quality of the workpiece and the service life of the tools dramatically. A secure working process is thus guaranteed.
The red floating clamps clamp and lock the workpiece in a single work step. The blue floating clamps allow you to clamp and lock the workpiece separately. The latter are used predominantly on thin and unstable workpieces.
Aside from supporting the workpiece, the floating clamp also clamps it from the top.
The spring load with which the floating clamp makes contact with the workpiece is always the same. This keeps the workpiece from bending and eliminates the need to resort to cumbersome and time-consuming clamping with the help of a dial gauge. It furthermore impresses with its compact design and effortless ease of use. Notwithstanding, the fastening on the machine table still ensures utmost stability.
It is possible to set the floating clamps to the required swivel range and height thanks to the colour-coded body.
You need to factor in the maximum permissible torque when clamping the workpiece. The specifications are printed on the stop sleeve and can also be found in the catalogue. You should also pay attention to the oil concentration in the cooling emulsion as the functional parts on the interior may otherwise sustain corrosion.
The contact force of floating clamps 23320.0008 and 23320.0010 ranges from approx. 18 to 42 N. For the 23320.0012 and the 23320.0014 it lies between approx. 19 and 27 N, while the range for the 23320.0016 is approx. 73 to 99 N.
The floating clamp does allow for the attachment of custom jaws. However, their length is limited by the laws of physics and varies, first and foremost, with the strength of the material. Custom jaws with an overhanging length of 73 mm have already been realised. However, proper function cannot be guaranteed if you use custom jaws. The blue floating clamp is strongly recommended for the use of longer custom jaws on parts that are sensitive to bending. It is also vital to ensure that the mounting screws of the upper clamping jaw and of the lower clamping jaw are screwed into the housing, respectively, by 10 mm and by 9 mm. We also ask that you follow the instructions on assembly and any other information on the clamping jaws given in the catalogue.
The floating clamp is maintenance-free and does not have to be subjected to special servicing. We do, however, recommend that you regularly perform visual inspections and function tests.
Repairs are possible in most cases. To arrange for repairs, please contact our sales department.
The floating clamp can be used across the entire range of fixture construction. You can choose from two available size versions - M12 and M16. The flange-mounted floating clamps offer an additional fastening option. These options are listed on the datasheet of each individual floating clamp.