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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.

 

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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.

 

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SnakeClamp Launches New 6" x 6" Square Base Mounting Option

Today we are pleased to announce the newest addition to our line of mounting base options for your SnakeClamp - our 6" x 6" Square Base:

6" x 6" steel Square Base flexible gooseneck tube mounting base option from SnakeClamp Products

The Square Base is made from 1/4" thick steel and features a durable black powdercoat painted finish.  It includes a countersunk center hole and a 3/8" stainless steel flat head screw and washers for attaching SnakeClamp brand flexible gooseneck or rigid arms.  It weights about 2-1/4 lbs. which is the perfect weight for stable mounting of small tablets, cameras, webcams and the like.

 

The top side has a single hole for attaching your flexible gooseneck or rigid arm:

Top view of 6" x 6" steel square base mounting option

The bottom side has a countersink for the 3/8" stainless steel flat-head screw. Note the included felt pads to protect your work surface:

Here is an example application as a Logitech webcam stand - shown with our Camera Mount Adapter, 13" Flexible Gooseneck Arm, Black and Square Base:

The most versatile webcam stand on the market with your choice of flexible gooseneck or rigid arm and mounting base

We're always looking for new ways to expand our product line to meet our customers' needs.  If you have an idea or suggestion please contact us.

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Today we are pleased to announce the newest addition to our line of mounting base options for your SnakeClamp - our 6" x 6" Square Base:

6" x 6" steel Square Base flexible gooseneck tube mounting base option from SnakeClamp Products

The Square Base is made from 1/4" thick steel and features a durable black powdercoat painted finish.  It includes a countersunk center hole and a 3/8" stainless steel flat head screw and washers for attaching SnakeClamp brand flexible gooseneck or rigid arms.  It weights about 2-1/4 lbs. which is the perfect weight for stable mounting of small tablets, cameras, webcams and the like.

 

The top side has a single hole for attaching your flexible gooseneck or rigid arm:

Top view of 6" x 6" steel square base mounting option

The bottom side has a countersink for the 3/8" stainless steel flat-head screw. Note the included felt pads to protect your work surface:

Here is an example application as a Logitech webcam stand - shown with our Camera Mount Adapter, 13" Flexible Gooseneck Arm, Black and Square Base:

The most versatile webcam stand on the market with your choice of flexible gooseneck or rigid arm and mounting base

We're always looking for new ways to expand our product line to meet our customers' needs.  If you have an idea or suggestion please contact us.

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Announcing our New 18" Very Light-Duty Flexible Gooseneck Tubing

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of our new 18" Very Light-Duty flexible gooseneck tube:

18" Very Light-Duty Flexible Gooseneck Tube

Customers have long asked us for a thinner, lighter flexible gooseneck tube for applications that don't support much weight (such as LED lighting).  This new design is also an excellent option for our precision Micro Clamps.  This new design is 18" long and features our same 3/8"-24 female threaded adapters on each end.  Each adapter also comes with a 4mm set screw and allen wrench.

18" Very Light-Duty flexible gooseneck end adapter showing 3/8"-24 female threads and 4mm set screw

This flexible gooseneck tube features a durable chrome-plated finish.  It weighs in at 5.5 ounces and has an outside diameter of 8mm.  The inside diameter is 9/64".  Mounted horizontally (the weakest orientation) it can support 2 ounces without bending.  However it is stronger in other orientations.

Here we have combined our Micro Clamp with the 18" Very Light-Duty flexible gooseneck tube and our Round Base.  The Round Base is also available with 2 or 3 mounting holes.

Micro Clamp SnakeClamp shown with Micro Clamp, 18" Very Light flexible gooseneck tube and Round Base.

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Today we are pleased to announce the availability of our new 18" Very Light-Duty flexible gooseneck tube:

18" Very Light-Duty Flexible Gooseneck Tube

Customers have long asked us for a thinner, lighter flexible gooseneck tube for applications that don't support much weight (such as LED lighting).  This new design is also an excellent option for our precision Micro Clamps.  This new design is 18" long and features our same 3/8"-24 female threaded adapters on each end.  Each adapter also comes with a 4mm set screw and allen wrench.

18" Very Light-Duty flexible gooseneck end adapter showing 3/8"-24 female threads and 4mm set screw

This flexible gooseneck tube features a durable chrome-plated finish.  It weighs in at 5.5 ounces and has an outside diameter of 8mm.  The inside diameter is 9/64".  Mounted horizontally (the weakest orientation) it can support 2 ounces without bending.  However it is stronger in other orientations.

Here we have combined our Micro Clamp with the 18" Very Light-Duty flexible gooseneck tube and our Round Base.  The Round Base is also available with 2 or 3 mounting holes.

Micro Clamp SnakeClamp shown with Micro Clamp, 18" Very Light flexible gooseneck tube and Round Base.

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