How to close a clamp?
Whether you choose plastic or stainless steel, the clamp is used for all electrical or industrial fastening work. Depending on the selected material, it offers different possibilities.
The plastic clamp can be used as a cable clamp or simply hold tubes. Made of stainless steel or steel, it will serve as a connection to connect two tubes for a perfect seal.
Each model responds to a particular need and therefore has a clean closure. She may request the handling of specific equipment. Let's see what kind of tools or collets are required.
How to close a plastic clamp
The majority of plastic clamps are for single use only. Once tight, you will not be able to act on it. You will use this type of necklaces to hold cables together primarily.
The plastic clamps can have a latch closure, just drag the link in the head, the closure is then progressive. In most of the cases, you will not need tools and you will just need your hands for quick and easy tightening.
Other models are more particular and the strength of the man is not enough. Some plastic clamps require the use of pliers, check the width, or have a metal insert. The same goes for models of installation clamps, clamping may require the manipulation of a clamp for optimal clamping.
How to close a stainless steel or steel clamp
Highly resistant, the steel clamps are mostly reusable. Available in multiple diameters, you can connect electrical cables, PVC pipes.
Depending on the model, they offer more or less pointed closure systems for your fittings: screw, ear, ligation, trunnion. Depending on the type of closure of the clamp, you may need suitable tools. Let's go over the different types.
With the screw clamp, you can group different hoses. Its screw closure can be done by hand with a screwdriver or pliers. The screw will allow you to tighten or loosen the collar provided it is reusable.
Easy and quick to install, the ear clamp requires the use of a specific clamp. The distortion of the ear serves as a visual check of the tightness. Be careful, you can not go back because it is not reusable.
For the ligature clamp, you must pass it around the cables to be circled. Slide the head into the buckle and finalize the tightening with a special pliers.
The trunnion clamp is ideal if you use it frequently. Its closing mechanism is very simple and it does not require any tools.
Before starting your work, do not forget to check to have the right equipment!