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SnakeClamp Launches Flexwire Custom Length Waterproof Solid Core Flexible Arm

Today we are proud to announce the launch of our new Flexwire flexible gooseneck tube alternative product.  Like our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is a flexible positioning arm for mounting and positioning objects to "hold what you need, right where you need it."

Flexwire waterproof flexible stayput gooseneck tube alternative for mounting and positioning objects

Flexwire took several years of development and testing.  The result is a very strong and waterproof flexible arm product that can be used for the mounting and positioning of items including in harsh environments.  Some examples include cameras, scanners and sensors in factories exposed to high humidity or chemicals; electronics in saltwater marine environments; or security cameras exposed to weather.

Flexwire is made from a #1 gauge solid copper wire covered in a PVC tube

 

 

Flexwire is made with a solid #1 gauge copper wire inserted into a durable PVC tube with an outside diameter of 16mm.

 





The Flexwire end adapters are made from type 303 stainless steel, threaded to 3/8"-24 and features slot cuts and a set screw

 

 

 

 

Each end adapter features 3/8"-24 (fine) threads, slot cuts for tightening with a wrench and a set screw.  These are machined from type 303 stainless steel and crimped onto the copper wire with a 50 Ton press.

 





 

Unlike our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is ideally suited to applications where frequent positioning is not required.  This is because Flexwire is quite strong and difficult to bend.  Therefore it can support more weight than our flexible gooseneck tubes as shown on this chart:

Another great feature of Flexwire is that you can choose any length between 6" and 30".  This is because Flexwire is made to order right here in our Christiansburg, Virginia shop.  The copper wire and PVC tubing is also made in the USA.

Flexwire is made in the USA

For more information about this exciting new product including a demonstration video, check out our Flexwire product page.  If you have any questions about Flexwire please email support @ snakeclamp.com.

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Today we are proud to announce the launch of our new Flexwire flexible gooseneck tube alternative product.  Like our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is a flexible positioning arm for mounting and positioning objects to "hold what you need, right where you need it."

Flexwire waterproof flexible stayput gooseneck tube alternative for mounting and positioning objects

Flexwire took several years of development and testing.  The result is a very strong and waterproof flexible arm product that can be used for the mounting and positioning of items including in harsh environments.  Some examples include cameras, scanners and sensors in factories exposed to high humidity or chemicals; electronics in saltwater marine environments; or security cameras exposed to weather.

Flexwire is made from a #1 gauge solid copper wire covered in a PVC tube

 

 

Flexwire is made with a solid #1 gauge copper wire inserted into a durable PVC tube with an outside diameter of 16mm.

 





The Flexwire end adapters are made from type 303 stainless steel, threaded to 3/8"-24 and features slot cuts and a set screw

 

 

 

 

Each end adapter features 3/8"-24 (fine) threads, slot cuts for tightening with a wrench and a set screw.  These are machined from type 303 stainless steel and crimped onto the copper wire with a 50 Ton press.

 





 

Unlike our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is ideally suited to applications where frequent positioning is not required.  This is because Flexwire is quite strong and difficult to bend.  Therefore it can support more weight than our flexible gooseneck tubes as shown on this chart:

Another great feature of Flexwire is that you can choose any length between 6" and 30".  This is because Flexwire is made to order right here in our Christiansburg, Virginia shop.  The copper wire and PVC tubing is also made in the USA.

Flexwire is made in the USA

For more information about this exciting new product including a demonstration video, check out our Flexwire product page.  If you have any questions about Flexwire please email support @ snakeclamp.com.

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The Best Webcam Stands - SnakeClamp Professional Quality Flexible Gooseneck Webcam Stands and Webcam Mounts

If you're looking for a professional quality webcam stand you've come to the right place.  SnakeClamp webcam stands are trusted by the United States Customs and Border Protection, Pearson Vue test centers and many hospital facilities using RightPatient's Biometric Patient Identification.

Why?  Because SnakeClamp webcam stands are built with high-quality components intended to last a lifetime.  In addition we offer so many flexible gooseneck or rigid arm and mounting base options you will certainly find the perfect combination to meet your webcam mounting requirements.

SnakeClamp professional quality flexible arm webcam stand
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 13" Flexible Gooseneck Arm in Black, and Square Base

There are two ways to purchase a SnakeClamp webcam stand - build your own in our Camera Collection or choose from one of the many webcam stand bundles in our Webcam Stand Bundles Collection.

For our flexible arm webcam stands we recommend our fixed stainless steel Camera Mount Adapter and for our rigid arm webcam stands we recommend our Camera Ball Head.  The Camera Ball Head allows you to tilt and swivel your webcam.

Our mounting base options include our Square Base, Round Base, Round Base Weighted, Table Clamp, Megaclamp (attaches to flat or round objects), Suction Cup, Magnet Mount, Plate Mount and Angle Mount.  You can mount your webcam stand just about anywhere!

You can permanently attach your webcam stand with our Plate Mount
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 18" Flexible Gooseneck Arm and Plate Mount

 

If you have a special webcam mounting requirement please contact us.

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If you're looking for a professional quality webcam stand you've come to the right place.  SnakeClamp webcam stands are trusted by the United States Customs and Border Protection, Pearson Vue test centers and many hospital facilities using RightPatient's Biometric Patient Identification.

Why?  Because SnakeClamp webcam stands are built with high-quality components intended to last a lifetime.  In addition we offer so many flexible gooseneck or rigid arm and mounting base options you will certainly find the perfect combination to meet your webcam mounting requirements.

SnakeClamp professional quality flexible arm webcam stand
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 13" Flexible Gooseneck Arm in Black, and Square Base

There are two ways to purchase a SnakeClamp webcam stand - build your own in our Camera Collection or choose from one of the many webcam stand bundles in our Webcam Stand Bundles Collection.

For our flexible arm webcam stands we recommend our fixed stainless steel Camera Mount Adapter and for our rigid arm webcam stands we recommend our Camera Ball Head.  The Camera Ball Head allows you to tilt and swivel your webcam.

Our mounting base options include our Square Base, Round Base, Round Base Weighted, Table Clamp, Megaclamp (attaches to flat or round objects), Suction Cup, Magnet Mount, Plate Mount and Angle Mount.  You can mount your webcam stand just about anywhere!

You can permanently attach your webcam stand with our Plate Mount
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 18" Flexible Gooseneck Arm and Plate Mount

 

If you have a special webcam mounting requirement please contact us.

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Updated Flexible Gooseneck Tube Video 2018

Hi Folks - we've expanded our selection of flexible gooseneck tubes since our last demonstration in 2015 so here it is - updated for 2018!

If you have any questions please email us support @ snakeclamp.com

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Hi Folks - we've expanded our selection of flexible gooseneck tubes since our last demonstration in 2015 so here it is - updated for 2018!

If you have any questions please email us support @ snakeclamp.com

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New Adapter for our Photography Customers

Today we are pleased to launch our new 5/8" Stud Adapter for our photography customers:

5/8" stud spigot adapter for attaching accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arms

5/8" Stud Adapter

Many common photography accessories such as ring lights, strobe heads and soft boxes have 5/8" receivers for attaching to monopods, tripods and light stands.  Now you can attach all of these accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck or rigid arms with this 5/8" Stud Adapter for the ultimate in flexibility.  Position your equipment exactly where you want it!

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to flexible gooseneck arm

This high quality adapter is machined from type 303 stainless steel for a lifetime of use.  It is available for shipping today.

 

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Today we are pleased to launch our new 5/8" Stud Adapter for our photography customers:

5/8" stud spigot adapter for attaching accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arms

5/8" Stud Adapter

Many common photography accessories such as ring lights, strobe heads and soft boxes have 5/8" receivers for attaching to monopods, tripods and light stands.  Now you can attach all of these accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck or rigid arms with this 5/8" Stud Adapter for the ultimate in flexibility.  Position your equipment exactly where you want it!

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to flexible gooseneck arm

This high quality adapter is machined from type 303 stainless steel for a lifetime of use.  It is available for shipping today.

 

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An Affordable Flexible Gooseneck iPad or Tablet Attachment to an Invacare TDX SP2 Power Wheelchair

Among the many uses for SnakeClamp flexible arm products is the assistive devices category. Our products are used to to position and hold all kinds of objects - including iPads/tablets, smartphones, cups/drinks, joystick controllers, etc. - for folks with limited mobility.

We visited recently with a longtime SnakeClamp customer in Charleston, SC who uses an iPad SnakeClamp to attach his iPad to an Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair.  The purpose of the visit was to get a first hand look at the powerchair and determine if the SnakeClamp could be permanently attached to the chair.  The powerchair supplier - Bobby Bryant from PHC Health - also joined us.

One of the features of the TDX SP2 is the ability of the chair to tilt back from the base.  So we did not want to attach the SnakeClamp to the base, but rather to the chair itself so that it would also move when the chair was tilted back.  Then the iPad would always be in the same position relative to the user.

Invacare TDX SP2 Power Wheelchair

Invacare TDX SP2 Power Wheelchair

While looking over the chair we discovered a T-slot on the side of the chair which is used to attach various components such as side rails. Bobby had a sample t-nut which we inserted into the slot for testing.

T-slot in Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchairThe T-Slot bar on the side of the TDX SP2 chair

After some tinkering we came up with the idea of inserting a 3/8" button-head screw into the slot, along with an internal-tooth washer to prevent rotation.

Button head screw inserted into t-slot of Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair

3/8" button-head screw inserted into t-slot

On the outside of the t-slot we installed a SnakeClamp coupling (SCP-CPL) which has slot cuts for tightening.  With the internal-tooth lockwasher on the inside of the slot we were able to tighten the assembly without any slipping.

We then attached a SnakeClamp 90 Degree Angle Adapter (SCP-90) and Quick Disconnect (SCP-QD).  The Quick Disconnect is optional, but this allows the customer to quickly remove the entire SnakeClamp flexible arm and iPad from the chair with a quick push and twist.

SnakeClamp Coupling, 90 Degree Angle Adapter and Quick Disconnect

SnakeClamp coupling, 90 degree angle adapter and quick disconnect

It is important to insert the appropriate washers to lock the components together so we put together an illustration:

How to attach a flexible gooseneck arm to a power wheelchair powerchair Invacare TDX SP2

The end result is a happy customer.  Shown is the 18" Super Duty flexible gooseneck arm and Extra Large Adjustable Tablet Mount.

iPad SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm attached to Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair powerchair

iPad SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck iPad stand mount Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair powerchair

 

Thank you to Reynaldo Acosta for inviting us into his home and for the technical assistance of Bobby Bryant.

UPDATE 5/20/19 -  we have added a "Powerchair Hardware Pack" that includes all of the hardware shown in the picture.  This does not include the Quick Disconnect, which is optional and can be purchased separately.

https://snakeclamp.com/products/powerchair-hardware-pack

 

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Among the many uses for SnakeClamp flexible arm products is the assistive devices category. Our products are used to to position and hold all kinds of objects - including iPads/tablets, smartphones, cups/drinks, joystick controllers, etc. - for folks with limited mobility.

We visited recently with a longtime SnakeClamp customer in Charleston, SC who uses an iPad SnakeClamp to attach his iPad to an Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair.  The purpose of the visit was to get a first hand look at the powerchair and determine if the SnakeClamp could be permanently attached to the chair.  The powerchair supplier - Bobby Bryant from PHC Health - also joined us.

One of the features of the TDX SP2 is the ability of the chair to tilt back from the base.  So we did not want to attach the SnakeClamp to the base, but rather to the chair itself so that it would also move when the chair was tilted back.  Then the iPad would always be in the same position relative to the user.

Invacare TDX SP2 Power Wheelchair

Invacare TDX SP2 Power Wheelchair

While looking over the chair we discovered a T-slot on the side of the chair which is used to attach various components such as side rails. Bobby had a sample t-nut which we inserted into the slot for testing.

T-slot in Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchairThe T-Slot bar on the side of the TDX SP2 chair

After some tinkering we came up with the idea of inserting a 3/8" button-head screw into the slot, along with an internal-tooth washer to prevent rotation.

Button head screw inserted into t-slot of Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair

3/8" button-head screw inserted into t-slot

On the outside of the t-slot we installed a SnakeClamp coupling (SCP-CPL) which has slot cuts for tightening.  With the internal-tooth lockwasher on the inside of the slot we were able to tighten the assembly without any slipping.

We then attached a SnakeClamp 90 Degree Angle Adapter (SCP-90) and Quick Disconnect (SCP-QD).  The Quick Disconnect is optional, but this allows the customer to quickly remove the entire SnakeClamp flexible arm and iPad from the chair with a quick push and twist.

SnakeClamp Coupling, 90 Degree Angle Adapter and Quick Disconnect

SnakeClamp coupling, 90 degree angle adapter and quick disconnect

It is important to insert the appropriate washers to lock the components together so we put together an illustration:

How to attach a flexible gooseneck arm to a power wheelchair powerchair Invacare TDX SP2

The end result is a happy customer.  Shown is the 18" Super Duty flexible gooseneck arm and Extra Large Adjustable Tablet Mount.

iPad SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm attached to Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair powerchair

iPad SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck iPad stand mount Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair powerchair

 

Thank you to Reynaldo Acosta for inviting us into his home and for the technical assistance of Bobby Bryant.

UPDATE 5/20/19 -  we have added a "Powerchair Hardware Pack" that includes all of the hardware shown in the picture.  This does not include the Quick Disconnect, which is optional and can be purchased separately.

https://snakeclamp.com/products/powerchair-hardware-pack

 

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