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The Alligator Line

Extremely light, hand-held, articulated Alligator machines from ASTRACLINCH, workhead weight 7-8 lbs (3.2-3.6 kg), cycle time 0.6-1.0 seconds, capacity 2x16 ga (0.120”) total mild steel. Applications include stud-to-track joining in both load-bearing structures and for partition walls, and also in the HVAC sector, for enclosures, appliances and general idustrial use.

The ASTRACLINCH Alligator series has been fundamental in the transformation of the Commercial and Residential Light Gauge Structural Steel Building Industry.


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• low investment (for lower production costs)
• rigid punches & robust dies give low tool consumption & minimal operating costs
• reversible punches & dies
• manual jaw closing for maximum safety
• no separate fasteners to buy, sort or feed
• no thermal stress around the joined area
• highly consistent joint
• rapid, non-destructive testing of the joint
• low machine weight
• joining more than two layers
• pre-painted or galvanized sheet materials

Technical Data

Workhead weight 7-8 lbs 3.2-3.6 kg
Total weight, inc. Booster 28.6 lbs 13 kg
Working air pressure 87 psi 6 bar
Hydraulic pressure at 6 bar 5,260 psi 365 bar
Cycle Time 0.6-1.0 s 0.6-1.0 s
Max thickness, mild steel: 0.120” 3 mm
Max thickness, stainless: 0.100” 2.5 mm