The BESSEY variable toggle clamps STC
Highly flexible and up to 5 times faster
The variable BESSEY STC toggle clamps combine innovative technology with the highest BESSEY quality. This combination enables quick, precise work. These clamps feature variable clamping height adjustment and can replace replacing a range of traditional competitive clamps. In addition, cumbersome adjustment work is no longer required. This makes BESSEY toggle clamps perfect for small and medium scale production situations. They offer unbeatable benefits for use in tool making, mould manufacture, jig and fixture fabrication and prototyping as well as in woodworking.
The toggle clamp range introduced in 2011 today includes horizontal clamps with horizontal, vertical and angled base plate, push/pull clamps with horizontal and angled base plate as well as vertical clamps with horizontal base plate.
With its toggle clamps, BESSEY has succeeded in transferring the screw clamp principle – quick adjustment to different opening heights. This means that BESSEY toggle clamps make it possible to clamp different material thicknesses, without time-consuming manual adjustment of the clamping screw, with practically the same clamping force. The infinitely variable clamping width for horizontal and vertical clamps is therefore up to 35 mm and, up to 13 mm for a push/pull toggle clamp. This means enormous time-savings, which pays off even from the very first use, as – with automatic adjustment – STC toggle clamps can be deployed up to 5 times faster than conventional toggle clamps. The clamping force is also freely adjustable in the toggle clamps, because not all applications or materials require the maximum clamping force. It is up to 1,100 N for the models of the small series and up to 2,500 N for the models of the big series. Thanks to an adjusting screw in the joint, the clamping force can be adjusted perfectly to the work piece without having to use tools. This allows even delicate materials such as veneered or painted surfaces to be clamped gently.
All BESSEY toggle clamps have a movable pressure plate with removable protective cap instead of a conventional bolt head with rubber surround, which ensures a precise and gentle fixation of the work piece. Sturdy, tempered sheet steel ensures long service life and the high-quality, ergonomic 2-component plastic handle is oil-resistant. The base plate hole pattern is suitable for millimetres and inches to ensure that the new toggle clamps can be used quickly anywhere.
Depending on the model the STC series variable self-adjusting toggle clamps cost between EUR 21.00 and EUR 23.50 (MSRP plus VAT).