Series GN 853 (steel) and GN 853-NI (stainless steel) Latch-Type Toggle Clamps with Locking Mechanism are available in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant latch clamps feature a locking mechanism that prevents the inadvertent or vibration-induced opening of the clamp. Another benefit of this design is the ability to operate the clamp with one hand. Two versions are offered: one without a tie-rod or latch bracket, allowing easy and individual configuration of the locking mechanism, and one with a tie-rod and latch bracket.
The base, clamping lever and catch of the steel version are sheet metal, toughened steel C10 (European Standard No. 1.0301), while the tie-rod is steel St. 32, blackened. In the stainless steel version, the base, clamping lever, catch and tie-rod are European Standard No. 1.4301 (American Standard Series 304) stainless steel. The handle sleeve is oil-resistant red solid molded plastic. All moving parts are lubricated with special grease.
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