Clamps used for power work holding are in some cases called swing clamps. Beam clamps are used to suspend pipe hangers from overhead I-beams, and in another version, suspend lifting lifts from overhead beams. Hand clamps for general work holding are available in a variety of styles. A portion of the more normal varieties include C clamps, bar clamps, switch clamps, and so on. Clamps with soft faces are made especially for carpentry and cabinetmaking. Carpentry clamps typically have speed features to allow them to be brought up to the work quickly preceding applying clamping pressure.
A group of Abraçadeira para mangueira are used in general fixturing applications, for metalworking, and so on, and they are typically adjustable with quick release features to permit work to be gotten into fixtures and removed rapidly after any machining, and so on is finished. Clamp styles here include hold down, switch, push-pull, and so forth. A move forward from hand clamps are the power work holding varieties that are pneumatically or hydraulically actuated and once in a while made to swing toward and away from the work pieces when they are clamped and unclamped. Often they incorporate a grasping or latching mechanism that uses the suspended load of the plate, beam, and so forth to provide the necessary holding force. Hose clamps arrive in a variety of styles, from the reusable worm gear style to the economical ear clamps that are creased in place for one-time use. Ear clamps, wire clamps, and so on are particularly prevalent in the auto industry. Constant torque clamps are available for expanding or contracting hose assemblies. Pipe clamps are used as components in pipe hangers, as assembly devices for exhaust frameworks muffler clamps, and as connectors for quick interface channeling frameworks.
Hose and pipe clamps are generally determined by diameter, with many hose clamps operable over a range of diameters. Some hose clamps require special tools for creasing them, such as ear clamps, while others, such as worm gear style or screw clamps, can be opened and shut with screwdrivers, torques, and so on. Manufacturers usually decide on economy and installation ease while choosing clamps, whereas do-it-yourselfers could spring for costlier clamps that do not require special tools for installing. Pipe clamps often incorporate a U-bolt and a saddle which is fixed down with nuts to squeeze the mating pipes together. Clamps for repairing pipe can be found under Couplings Fittings. Ground clamps and ground straps are always made of a conductive material such as copper, brass, or similar ferrous metals to ensure the transmission of power through them. Cable clamps are used for affixing cables to walls, and so on, and depend on grinding and pinch to secure the cable jacket or sheath. A few cable clamps are fixed with cushioning to further their grasp and safeguard the cable sheath from abrasion.