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The Spencer Franklin Hydraclamp range from WDS Components has been developed to provide total stability and accessibility to engineers, electricians, mechanics and hobbyists alike. Objects ranging in weight from a few grams to 750kg can be quickly and securely held in any position — making it easy for work to be carried out by a single person.

The entire Hydraclamp range is available from WDS and includes accessories such as foot pedals and booster packs to suit almost any application requirement.

Hydraclamps have been used in applications including PCB building, engine refurbishment, wood carving and even prosthetic limb design. The design offers flexibility in terms of positioning, movement and stability. It creates a 360° workbench thanks to a ball joint that rotates freely with a 90° axis of movement from horizontal to vertical. 

The Hydraclamp range is suitable for any workshop or garage. The clamps are long lasting, often surviving upwards of 20 years of everyday use before requiring a refurbishment. 

Key features and specifications

  • There are nine standard Hydraclamps in the range, each offering a different clamping action and load capacity. The range starts with the 1200M, which is available with a 50mm faceplate or a small vice and uses a simple lever lock to actuate the clamping force. 
  • The 1310M is slightly larger, supporting up to 13kg maximum load and a 500mm faceplate.
  • Larger operations, such precision machining of turbine blades in the aerospace industry require greater clamping force and greater precision in applying the force. The 1400M is hydraulically actuated using a screw handle to adjust the pressure. This is fitted with an adjustable safety sleeve that can be calibrated to deliver a degree of sustained pressure to prevent the load from suddenly dropping. 
  • For heavier loads, the 1500M offers extra clamping force and a foot-operated pedal coupled to an ‘air hydraulic’ booster — keeping both hands free to position the workpiece.
  • At the heaviest end of the spectrum, where components may weigh up to three quarters of a tonne, the range of movement available is slightly reduced for safety reasons. The 1600M still offers 360° rotation, but you cannot adjust from horizontal to vertical. In this case, the ball arm rotates between two roller bearings, which allows for movement of the component without causing friction against the turret.

WDS

WDS is the UK’s leading manufacturer of standard parts for use in jig and fixtures, machine accessories and consumer products. Industries include Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Machine Build and Maintenance. The current Standard Parts and Machine Accessories range offers over 15,000 products with a range of products, which consist of Hand Knobs, Wheels, Hoist Rings, Toggle Clamps, Fasteners and Threaded Parts.

WDS is the UK’s leading manufacturer of standard parts for use in jig and fixtures, machine accessories and consumer products. Industries include Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Machine Build and Maintenance. The current Standard Parts and Machine Accessories range offers over 15,000 products with a range of products, which consist of Hand Knobs, Wheels, Hoist Rings, Toggle Clamps, Fasteners and Threaded Parts.

The online website, provides users with free access to download items in any current 3D/2D CAD format.

WDS offers a full design and manufacture ‘Specials’ and bespoke service in an assortment of materials and finishes. Components and fixtures can be modified individually or whole production runs can be set up with short lead times, making WDS a valued supplier to small customers through to OEM’s and resellers servicing the MRO market in the UK and overseas.

Please remember that WDS offer all customers the benefits of no minimum order quantity and no small order surcharge on all orders. Simply call one our sales team or even get free carriage when you order online.

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