J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 784 Metric Size, Aluminum Mounting Clamps with Swivel Ball Joint.
The GN 784 aluminum mounting clamps, which are RoHS compliant, allow precise and variable adjustment of the ball pivot within the rotation range. This is a particular advantage when adjusting scanners, cameras, lighting, monitors, etc. Due to the efficient clamping mechanism, only small amounts of torque with the clamping screw result in comparatively strong clamping pressure on the ball, as the force is easily applied by the clamping lever.
The mounting clamp with swivel ball joint can be mounted from below via the internal thread or together with Winco’s GN 784.1 flange, available as an accessory, using three through-holes from above. For a permanent high stop torque, the contact surfaces of the ball must be kept free of grease.
Exceeding the recommended tightening torque increases the securing of the mounting clamp with swivel ball joint in its end position, but may result in increased wear and potential failure of the clamping mechanism.
The housing is aluminum with a black anodized finish, while the base plate and ball are aluminum with a plain finish. The adjustable hand lever is zinc die cast, powder coated in silver with a textured finish, while the threaded stud, retaining screw, and set screw are stainless steel.
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