6 Replies Latest reply on May 27, 2015 2:03 AM by Theo Linders

    toggle clamp

    Theo Linders

      hello

      I have an issue with the stress calculation of a toggle clamp.

      Thc clamp is loaded with a force of 100 N on the handle on the right and clamps something on the left side.

      As fixture for the baseplate i splitted the plate at 4 places where the bolthead is connected to the plate and there i put a fixed geometry.

      I have deleted all pins and replaced them with a "on cilindrical face" fixture where only rotation is allowed.

      On the bottom side of the pin left i used "on flat face" with 0 mm translation in vertical direction.

      The strange thing is that when i see my results that there is only stress in the handle and nowhere else

       

      Can anyone explain this? I would expect also stress in the left bracket that holds the clamping pin.

       

       

      thx

      Rob Linders