What is Clamping Lever?
Kipp Clamping Lever is a mechanical component for manual adjustment which allows efficient fixation for locking and un-locking of clamping applications by turning the lever without the use of any tools. The product group is characterized by a wide variety of designs, materials, and colours. These classic elements find use in machine construction, toolmaking, and plant construction.
There are two main types of clamping lever, they are:
1. Clamping lever with Internal Thread (Female thread)
2. Clamping lever with External Thread (Male thread)
The selection of clamping levers at KIPP is just as versatile as the applications themselves. They comprise a handle in which a threaded insert (internal or external thread) is fitted.
Depending on how they are used, clamping levers are available with various thread diameters and grip sizes. The key materials used are steel, stainless steel, die-cast zinc, plastic as well as fiberglass reinforced plastic injection molding. Many clamping lever models are available in different colours as standard, such as black, red, orange or metallic silver.
The function of a clamping lever is simple: when the grip is pulled up it disconnects from the internal toothing and can be freely rotated. When the grip is released it automatically engages again and can be manually tightened or loosened. Clamping levers are mainly fitted to machines for clamping or positioning applications.
Other applications include fixture construction e.g. to quickly lock mounting plates, or for toolmaking where KIPP clamping levers are used to clamp tool components. They are also useful for fitting profile assemblies together.
Other KIPP clamping devices include toggle clamps and tension levers.