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Pivot Arm Toggle Mechanism Design Formula and Calculator

Pivot Arm clamp design with forces applied and reaction forces calculator. Force is applied at Q and maintained by the spring between the pivot arm and stop collar.

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Eq. 1
Q = P [ ( ( l + l _{1} ) + ( ( l + l_{1} ) / l_{1} - 1 ) r · f_{o} / ( l_{1} - h · f_{1} ) ]*

*Eq. 2
P = Q / [ ( ( l + l _{1} ) + ( ( l + l_{1} ) / l_{1} - 1 ) r · f_{o} / ( l_{1} - h · f_{1} ) ]*

*When n is designated*

*Eq. 3
Q = P [ ( l + l _{1} ) / l_{1} ] ( 1 / n ) *

*Eq. 4
P = Q / [ ( l + l _{1} ) / l_{1} ] ( 1 / n ) *

Figure 1

Pivot Arm Toggle Mechanism

Where:

Q = force applied to handle. lbf, (N)

P =
clamping force, lbf. (N)

* f _{o}* = coefficient of friction (axles and pivot pins) = 0.1 to 0.15

*f*= coefficient of friction of pin contact surface = 0.1 to 0.15

_{1}*n*= efficiency coefficient, 0.98 to 0.84

*l, l*= length as indicated. in, (mm)

_{1}*h*= distance as indicated. in, (mm)

r = radius of pivot hole. in, (mm)

Reference:

Handbook of Machining and Metalworking Calculations

Ron A. Walsh

2001

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