PCBGRIP will hold through hole components, even upside down while you solder. Our Spring Head will hold the component against the PCB, freeing your hands to hold the iron and solder wire.
The PCBGRIP clamp is designed to align components when soldering and has standard 0.1" (2.54mm) groves to accept up to 16 pins and a smooth face on the reverse side. Traditional helping hands functionality is also possible, with the added benefit of being able to hold a PCB in multiple positions.
Our unique Hinge Assembly provides four degrees of freedom, allowing full access to the work. Elevation can be changed, work can be rotated around both the horizontal and vertical axis, and tilted. Index pins provide a secure positive lock for both rotation around the horizontal axis and tilting.
PCBGRIP uses OpenBeam, an open source construction system that uses standard 3mm hardware. Using an open source extrusion minimizes the hardware costs while providing a platform by which PCBGRIP can easily be expanded by the community. PCBGRIP users can build and share their own parts and ideas on improving electronics assembly. We envision a community where hobbyists, makers, and assemblers have the flexibility of designing and sharing exactly what they need to help in the assembly of their projects.