View Full Version : Acceptable Pinch Grip Forces

05-22-2000, 12:59 PM
I'm evaluating the designs of a clamp used stop flow in a plastic hose. The
clamps use a Thumb-Finger Palmar Grip (pinch grip) to close and open the
clamp. The query I have relates to the acceptable level of force used to
close and open the clamps. We are evaluating two alternatives to ensure we
don't end up with repetitive stress injuries in employees. Employees will
use the clamp 120 to 150 times per day. Any guidance toward references would
be helpful.


Terence Fischer
904 Scarborough Drive
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey 08234

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