The right tension and effect 01 June 2023

JW Winco is expanding its existing range of clamping elements by adding new side clamps suitable for universal and specific purposes, primarily in jig and tool construction and small series production. The standard parts come in various versions, with clamping screws, hand levers, cam levers, as well as matching accessories.

The new side clamps equipped with a clamping thread can be fastened to a machine table or fixture by T-slots for easy machining of workpieces. The clamping force of the rotary-mounted clamping jaws act both laterally and from above to pull down on the workpiece, clamping it against fixed stops and the supporting surface.

Thanks to the low overall height of the side clamps, the workpiece can be machined over its entire surface. Fluted or prismatic clamping jaws and side clamps with or without integrated support are also available, depending on the application. JW Winco's side clamps are made of high-grade case-hardened steel, making them durable and reliable.

JW Winco side clamps are available with either a ball point screw or an adjustable hand lever with an integrated ball point screw. The latter enables the clamping element to be actuated without tools. When the clamping screw is loosened, the jaws are retracted to their initial position through spring force, and the workpiece is released.

For fast and frequent clamping, JW Winco offers the side clamp with a spiral tension lever, which generates its clamping force with a self-locking spiral that ensures a constant clamping force.

Additionally, JW Winco offers slotted support blocks in its range as matching accessories. They can be used to fasten the side clamps to machine tables in any position, even perpendicular to the T-slot.

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