Ball Head Clamps
Ball Head Clamps
Ball head clamping is the collocation of a fixed ball in a screw or bolt head.ball head clamping The ball is often made of steel or aluminum, but plastic ball bearings have also been used, as well as graphite ball bearings. Although the principle remains the same, it is interesting to note that in modern times, some materials are used which are capable of bearing balls of various shapes and sizes without the use of a ball clamp. Some examples of such ball bearing products are ball bearing kits, which are available for any make or model of vehicle. There are also dedicated screwing machine tools for ball bearing applications. Other types of equipment include:
Ball clamping machines come in two varieties, the arm clamping type and the direct holding head clamping type.ball head clamping ball head clamping In the former, a handrail is attached to the ball clamp with the aid of a series of arms. The ball is then placed into the arms, through a hoist system. Clamp operations are initiated by first lowering the head rail then raising it vertically, holding the ball firmly in place until all the clamping screws are installed and locked in position.
The ball clamping system is similar to that of the ball bearing kit, as previously stated.ball head clamping However, the ball head of this machine is fixed onto a flexible track, which is usually made of nylon or metal. This allows the head rail to be adjusted at any angle, allowing the ball to be freed up and rolled along the tracks. In the case of direct locking head clamps, the ball clamping system is operated by sliding the clamp over the spindle.
The advantage of using this system rather than the ball bearing system is that it eliminates the need for manual adjustments. It is very simple to operate and is capable of precise and reliable measurement. The only drawbacks reported are that some designs of the ball clamping systems tend to be somewhat fragile. This is most apparent in the case of the handheld models which tend to break easily. However, with proper maintenance and usage, these devices can last for a long time without having to be repaired or replaced.
Ball clamping has a number of advantages over the traditional screw or bolt-based head clamps. The first main advantage is that it can be applied to a number of surfaces with relative ease. It can be used to clamp or bind several objects at once, depending on the needs of the user, while simultaneously measuring the stresses in the design of the system. The design flexibility of the modern ball bearing based clamping systems makes it possible to use the same clamping method on different materials and applications.
As previously mentioned, the operation of the clamping head is similar to that of a ball bearing based system, with the only difference being the placement and shape of the clamping head. It is also used to support or clamp the weight of an object. The advantage of using a ball-head system rather than a conventional lock nut type system is that it eliminates any possibility of a safety risk posed by a release of pressure during clamping. In addition, by using a ball bearing based system, the chances of damage due to an impact to the head are significantly less, as the head and ball are securely locked together.