Press Release 04/2018 – First of its kind in the world from 1st April, 2018: GearKlamp GK from BESSEY
Works “big” in a small space: New GearKlamp GK for exciting possibilities
BESSEY is introducing a first of its kind in the world with the GearKlamp GK: the clamp that conveniently masters clamping applications in a perfect way – even in the tightest spaces. This is made possible by a patent pending mechanism that allows the separation of the spindle from the handle and to position it around the rail. For example, the compact BESSEY GearKlamp GK can be skillfully used even in places that were previously difficult or impossible for clamping tools to access. With the GearKlamp GK, BESSEY once again demonstrates its innovative leadership in the field of manual clamping tools. The special design of the clamp is based on the sound technical know-how of the BESSEY development team, with the aim of making daily work in craft and industry easier. The GearKlamp GK from BESSEY is much more compact than the classic screw clamps, lever clamps or one-hand clamps because its handle is positioned around the rail. Each turn of the handle transfers the clamping force to the spindle via a mechanism concealed in the sliding arm. This innovative design gives the user key advantages. For one thing, when using the new GearKlamp GK, there are no protruding tool components in cramped working areas for the mechanic to run into and thus damage the workpiece or injure themselves. For another, ergonomic handling and enhanced comfort is guaranteed in every clamping situation as there is no need to contort one’s hand.
With its compact design, the GearKlamp GK achieves a clamping force of up to 2,000 N. BESSEY has equipped the new GearKlamp with a quick-release shift button for fast movement along the sliding arm. In addition, it has a smoothly-running trapezoidal threaded spindle with swivelling pressure plate that adapts perfectly to the workpiece. Even round, pointed and angular workpieces are held securely with the help of the crossed v-grooves located under the protective cap on the upper section. Meeting the BESSEY quality promise was also a focus in development. For this reason only high-quality materials are used in the production of the GearKlamp GK. The stable profiled rail is made of tempered, burnished steel. The upper section and the sliding arm’s plastic housing protect the driving mechanism from dust and splintering and are made of fibreglass-reinforced polyamide. This makes the GearKlamp also a winning choice in terms of durability. The new GearKlamp GK from BESSEY is available in four clamping widths: 150 mm (GK15), 300 mm (GK30), 450 mm (GK45) and 600 mm (GK60), each with a throat depth of 60 mm. All models are available from specialist dealers and cost between EUR 23.90 and EUR 30.90 (MSRP excl. VAT), depending on the version.