Heavy duty clamping system for bars, pipes, rails and bars
Heavy duty clamping system that enables owners of vehicles, heavy equipment and boats to mount lights or other equipment to square or round tubes, bars, pipes or rails. The adjustable clamping system cinches to size around rails of different diameters and can handle payloads to 40 pounds under extreme vibration.
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The bar clamp mount is made from Delrin II (acetal copolymer) and is available in white and black. Delrin is designed to be an alternative to metal, and is strong, durable and cannot be damaged by water and UV rays. Thus Delrin is an ideal material for boating applications. The bar clamp mount adjusts to fit bars, rails, racks, etc. with square or tubular dimensions ranging from 3/8 inch to 1.25 inches in diameter. There are 2 sets of interlocking brackets which are cinched around the square or round tube, using the imbedded 1/4-20 stainless steel, socket head bolts.
A mounting plate attaches to the clamps, creating a mounting surface for just about anything. Existing mounting holes include the mounting pattern for the Golight Stryker spotlights, Golight Radioray spotlights, all High Intensity Discharge (HID) equipment lights, HID boat lights and LED spotlight bars and LED spreader light bars.
A 3.8 inch hole in the center accommodates post mount lights (like the HID off road lights, 24 volt equipment lights, 12 volt flood lights, Vision-X HID lights and Duralux HID equipment lights and the Magnalight permanent mount lights). The platform also accommodates the 5-inch diameter, 200 pound grip magnets popular with Magnalight 12/24 volt DC spotlights, including the HML-6M, HML-5M, HML-7M, HML-8M, etc. with the addition of the magnetic mounting plate (or magnetic stainless steel mounting plate).
A one inch hole in the center of the mounting plate enables access for wire harnesses and power cords.
The design of the bar clamp enables the operator to position it on horizontally or vertically situated poles, rails, etc. 2 sets of mounting holes offer the operator the ability to mount the mounting plate on the top or the side of the brackets. Thus this bracket system can be mounted on horizontal or vertical rails, bars or tubes. This was in response to customer's demand for mounting solutions for vertical rails on pumping trucks, etc.
This clamping system is effective on heavy equipment, boats, ATVs, trucks, toy haulers, etc.
This rail mount solution is effective for magnetic mount lights as well. We have a magnetic stainless steel plate (yes, some stainless steel has magnetic properties) that can be attached to the existing mounting patterns on this light. MMP-2 is the part number for this magnetic mounting plate. With this plate in place, you can remove a light like the GL-3067-M when not in use, but it will stay firmly affixed during use.
More on Delrin (acetal copolymer)
Acetal copolymers have an excellent balance of properties and processing characteristics.
Melt temperature of 450 °F with little effect on part strength
high tensile and flexural strength, fatigue resistance, and hardness.
Lubricity is excellent.
Moisture absorption resistant.
Good electrical properties, combined with high mechanical strength and a UL electrical rating of 100 °C, qualify these materials for electrical applications requiring long-term stability.
Acetal copolymers have excellent resistance to chemicals and solvents.
Most organic reagents tested have no effect, nor do mineral oil, motor oil, or brake fluids. Resistance to strong alkalies is exceptionally good; specimens immersed in boiling 50% sodium hydroxide solution and other strong bases for many months show no property changes.
Strength of acetal copolymer is only slightly reduced after aging for one year in air at 240 °F. Impact strength holds constant for the first six months, and falls off about one-third during the next six-month period. Aging in air at 180 °F for two years has little or no effect on properties, and immersion for one year in 180 °F water leaves most properties virtually unchanged. Samples tested in boiling water retain nearly original tensile strength after nine months.