Clamp Device for Ceramic Transfer Fixtures
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A pre-adjusted clamping device is mounted on a fixture to facilitate ceramic transfers by holding a tray pack in place. The device works as described in the following. As seen in Fig. 1, a toggle clamp holder assembly 1 operates by the downward motion of a toggle handle 2, indicated by the arrow, to actuate a lever 3 which is attached to handle 2 at point 4 to pivot at point 5. This action causes lever 3 to rotate such that contact edge 6 engages the tray pack (not shown) to hold it in place. The toggle clamp 1 is mounted on a fixture (Fig. 2) which has a bar 7 which lifts up to allow the tray pack to be inserted into the fixture. After the tray pack is loaded into the fixture, the bar 7 is lowered where it rests on the tray pack. The toggle clamp is actuated, and it engages the tray pack to lock the tray pack in place.