Which company owns Destaco?
Dover Corporation (a world leader in engineered products, pumps & process solutions and refrigeration & food equipment) owns Destaco, which is a leading manufacturer of clamping, gripping, linear / rotary transferring and robotic tools. Destaco was founded in 1915 as Detroit Stamping Company. Destaco designed & manufactured its first manual toggle clamp in 1936.
Where is Destaco located?
Destaco is headquartered at Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States of America. Their manufacturing facilities and offices are located across the globe in 12 locations in North America, Asia and Europe.
Which lubricant is recommended for use with Destaco clamps for their maintenance?
A coupling grease like Mobil XTC should be used when dealing with Destaco mechanical clamps, while the Magnalube G grease is great for use with pneumatic cylinder seals.
Are Destaco clamps rust resistant?
Yes, Destaco carbon steel clamps are zinc plated to withstand & minimise wear & tear due to harsh industrial environments. Destaco also supplies stainless steel clamps for applications requiring clamping in outdoor conditions.
What is the difference between a vertical & horizontal toggle clamp?
The difference between a vertical & horizontal toggle clamp lies in the locking position of the clamp handle. A vertical clamp handle is oriented vertically or perpendicular to the base when in the locked position, whereas a horizontal toggle clamp is positioned horizontally or parallel to the base.
How do latch clamps work?
Destaco pull action latch clamps depend on a handle for operating the tool, a clamping arm for contact point between the work item & clamp and a base for attaching the clamp to the surface. Once the simple linkage system of the clamp is put in the over-centre position, the handle is pulled horizontally for creating force parallel to the base and squeeze-holding the work items.
What is the difference between flat tip bonded spindles and swivel foot spindles?
Destaco flat tip bonded spindles reduce marking on fragile or polished surfaces while swivel foot spindles are used where a large area needs to be clamped.
What does holding capacity mean in terms of clamps?
The term "holding force or capacity" indicates the ideal strength of the clamp for holding down the equipment, workpieces or sheet metal on the assembly line or during other industrial applications.