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### Triangular Clamping Toggle Design Formula and Calculator

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

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

When

*l _{1} ≥ l and P ≥ Q*

Figure 1

Triangular Clamping Toggle Design

Where:

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

P = clamping force, lbf. (N)

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

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

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

_{1}r = radius of pivot hole. in, (mm)

Reference:

Handbook of Machining and Metalworking Calculations

Ron A. Walsh

2001

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