Wednesday, November 30, 2011

GN 475 Adjustable Two-Way Connector Mini-Clamps

Our featured components today are our series GN 475 Adjustable Two-Way Connector Mini-Clamps in metric sizes. Mini-clamps are typically used to build support structures for mounting sensors, Plexiglas guards, or other elements.

The clamping bores of these RoHS compliant mini-clamps are designed for GN 480.1 tubings. The two segments of the mounting can be twisted to accommodate the juncture of tubing at different angles. In the standard version, the clamping force of the clamp onto the tube is achieved via the socket cap screws.

Clamp mounting is of aluminum and offered in either matte version (ground matte finish) or anodized version (black anodized finish). Cap screws are DIN 912, in stainless steel, while the grub screw is DIN 915, also stainless steel. Adjustable lever kits are available to replace the cap screws.

You can see more of our mini-clamps as well as the rest of our tube clamping components line in Section 16 of our online catalog.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

J.W. Winco Parts for...Your Harmonica?

We always love learning about unique applications for the standard machine components we sell, and this one is definitely interesting. German company Sonnenschein SLK makes a professional-quality neckholder for harmonicas (aka harps) for hands-free playing. Our GN 927 Clamping Levers with Eccentrical Cam are a key component in these holders, which we are happy to now have available in inch as well as metric sizes.

The easy clamping and releasing feature of these clamping levers is what makes them perfect for this application. A flick of the fingers allows the user to unclamp the brackets and adjust the harmonica's position to the perfect level. In contrast to a clamping operation utilizing threads, these levers permit torque-free clamping. The lever has been designed to insure that its movement cannot exceed the maximum clamping position.

You can see more clearly in this diagram where the pair of GN 927's are employed in the "harp-rack."

GN 927 levers are RoHS compliant, with zinc die cast handles and a matte black plastic coated, abrasion-proof epoxy resin finish. Components are zinc plated, blue passivated steel. They are available with two types of technopolymer contact plates: a fixed version, or an adjustable contact plate, with which the distance between the eccentrical cam and the contact surface is adjustable by means of a fine threaded knurled nut.

If you're interested in purchasing the harmonica holder itself, complete information is available from the manufacturer on their website.
We appreciate that a component we offer is helping people make beautiful music!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

GN 608.5 Stainless Steel Indexing Plungers with Plate Mount

Today we're telling you about our new series GN 608.5 Stainless Steel Indexing Plungers with Plate Mount, non lock-out type, available in metric sizes. This type of indexing plunger is used in applications which require surface mounting. We offer types with tapped hole or with threaded stud.

This series has been expanded with additional plunger pin lengths to widen the application opportunities. Please note that for these longer pins lengths (14 and 18 mm), the pin does not fully retract. Plunger pin is made of stainless steel, chemically nickel-plated. Mounting plate is stainless steel. Knob is fabricated from matte black glass fiber reinforced nylon plastic, not removable. These plungers are RoHS compliant.

To see our full selection of indexing plungers, visit Section 10 of our online catalog.