Clamping ‘big’ in small spaces

Bessey’s new GearKlamp comes without additional aids, with enhanced ergonomics and with reduced risk of damage or injury.

Bessey, the German company and world leader in clamping and cutting technology, has introduced GearKlamp, a first-of-its-kind clamp that conveniently masters clamping applications even in the tightest spaces.

This is made possible by a mechanism that allows the separation of the spindle from the handle and to position it around the rail. Thus, the compact GearKlamp can be skillfully used even in places that were previously difficult or impossible for clamping tools to access.

GearKlamp is much more compact than classic screw clamps, lever clamps or one-hand clamps because its handle is positioned around the rail. Each turn of the handle transfers the clamping force to the spindle via a mechanism concealed in the sliding arm.

This innovative design gives the user key advantages: there are no protruding tool components in cramped working areas that could damage the work piece or cause injuries to the operator. It guarantees ergonomic handling and enhanced comfort in every clamping situation as there is no need to contort one’s hand.

With its compact design, it achieves a clamping force of up to 2,000 N. It is also equipped with a quick-release shift button for fast movement along the sliding arm.

In addition, it has a smoothly-running trapezoidal threaded spindle with a swiveling pressure plate that adapts perfectly to the work piece.

Even round, pointed and angular work pieces are held securely with the help of the crossed V-grooves located under the protective cap on the upper section.

The stable profiled rail is made of tempered and burnished steel. The upper section and the sliding arm’s plastic housing protect the driving mechanism from dust and splintering and are made of fiberglass-reinforced polyamide, thus ensuring durability.

GearKlamp is available in four clamping widths: 150 mm, 300 mm, 450 mm and 600 mm, each with a throat depth of 60 mm.

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