WDS Components has increased its array of clamping handles to offer what it says is the UK’s widest range of styles, with in-stock availability throughout. Clamping handles, also known as clamping levers, provide a quick, adjustable method of clamping a wide variety of applications typically involving metal tubing or sheet metal. The UK supplier’s expanded offer also includes fixed, non-adjustable levers and features a variety of designs and colours.
The advantage of the lever’s design is that its operation achieves a secure clamp even with surrounding obstructions or in confined spaces when 360° rotational tightening isn’t possible. Clamping handles operate by lifting the body of the handle and rotating it to the desired location, with release of the mechanism providing a fast, secure method of clamping. The handle spins freely to move to the operator’s choice of position, enabling tightening within the environment’s constraint of movement. Functioning in a similar way similar to a ratchet, indexing variants are also available that add precision with clamping to defined positions.
Clamping handles can be used to secure a wide variety of applications typically involving metal tubing or sheets. The levers are frequently used to tighten a clamp on a machine or a jig, and they can also be used for non-industrial applications, providing a fast and safe way of tightening office equipment, through to camera tripods. Fixed, non-adjustable handles are also available for applications that require a secure grip without a need for clamping.
New releases to the range include soft tip clamping levers that enable clamping and avoid marking. Designed to reduce damage or wear when clamping, a choice of nylon or brass soft tips are available to reduce marking.
WDS’ extensive range includes an L handle style, as well as ball knob grips and T handles. The handle inserts are mainly constructed from stainless steel with a choice of handle material including die cast zinc, aluminium, thermoplastic and reinforced glass fibre handle. These robust materials ensure long-term, corrosion free use.
A wide variety of handle and thread sizes are also available and in addition to male and female inserts, clamping handles are now also offered in inch-size UNC threads for the North American market. Around 100 different inch-size options cover the most commonly required.
The handles are also available in various standard RAL colours including blue, green, yellow, orange and red join grey and black to suit a wide range of settings, from industrial to residential.
All clamping handle models and sizes are in stock and can be shipped on the same day as order. Full product specifications are located on wdscomponents.com and the website also includes CAD images available in all major formats, as well as 3D images that can be viewed with non-specialist software.
Website: WDS COMPONENTS.COM