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Floating Clamps Reduce Vibration with Thin Workpieces

Floating Clamps from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. are position-flexible swing clamps with 110-degree rotation that both clamp and support the workpiece.

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Floating clamps from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. are position-flexible swing clamps with 110-degree rotation that both clamp and support the workpiece. Designed for aerospace machining, floating clamps are especially useful for clamping forgings, ribbed or flanged castings, and other larger parts. Often used in conjunction with primary locators and clamps, they provide additional support points and reduce machining vibration with thin, light workpieces such as sheet metal, carbon fiber and aluminum. The clamps adjust to the workpiece with light spring force before locking, to prevent deformation.

The clamp supports a load capacity as large as 1,800 lbs and can be used on a fixture plate, a modular tooling plate or a T-slot machine plate. The jaws are adjustable to a wide variety of part sizes, and can be replaced with custom jaws.

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