When working with common engineering, warehouse, and materials handling tools, there are hundreds of thousands of components out there. From hydraulic pumps, to linear bearings, to grease fittings, and then there are the subcategories of each component to understand! It can get confusing, especially if you have never seen a flange bearing before. To help you better understand the tools at your disposal, here is some information about two common tools.
- Latch Clamps.
- Air Springs.
You can find de-sta-co clamps from destaco distributors. Clamps, often also called latch clamps, are frequently used in food and chemical processing operations, for holding molds together, or for safety. They provide security and control in any number of applications.
There are many different styles of clamp, including horizontal hold down, vertical hold down, full action latch, squeeze action, straight line action, carver, precision, and heavy duty. When choosing a de-sta-co clamp you may want to consult the distributor to get an idea of which kind will be most useful for your operation.
Air springs are vibration control systems, and similar in some ways to vibration mounts and vibration pads, but with added functionality. Air springs are very flexible and very strong, which makes them capable of also lifting objects. They come in several styles, including mini sleeve, sleeve, single tire, double tire, and triple tire. Part of their convenience lies in the fact that they do not need any lubrication.
Most air springs are made of neoprene rubber. When used to control vibration, the air pressure inside of the spring is what absorbs the energy and isolates the effects of shock. In some springs, the air pressure can be adjusted to account for different levels of vibration and shock.
Latch clamps and air springs are simple tools, but they play vital roles in materials handling, processing, and safety in any operation. Choosing the right type of latch clamp or air spring can mean the difference between an efficient operation and a potentially dangerous accident. Know your tools, the subcategories, and check with distributors or manufacturers to be certain that you have made the right selection.