27 June 2014
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Clamping levers for swift and secure fastening

Leading standard parts supplier WDS has released a new range of cam levers which allow for quick fastening and unfastening without the need for additional tools. The high quality levers are available in a choice of stainless steel or glass reinforced polystyrene (GRP) construction and a range of sizes to suit individual applications.

Cam levers are claimed to be ideal for applications that require a high clamping force which can be quickly applied and released. The lever is initially tightened like a traditional screwed fastener, but the final clamping force is applied by a push down lever which turns a cam to apply the clamping force.

The WDS range allows the application of clamping forces of between 2.5kN and 8kN without the use of any tools. Different sizes are available with reduced profiles for applications with less space, or longer handle options can be purchased to allow the clamping force to be applied with greater ease.

The entire range benefits from tough glass reinforced polystyrene (GRP) thrust washers to offer a secure and long lasting clamping force when the handle is pushed down and the cam is activated. The levers are available with polished stainless steel handles and stainless steel pin, stud and washer; or black GRP handles with a choice between steel or stainless steel pin, stud and washer.

These products and many more can be found online and there is no minimum order surcharge and most products are available ex-stock for delivery the following day. As with all WDS products, detailed 2D and 3D product models are available to download free in a number of popular CAD compatible formats.

Paul Gay

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