Auto Hose Clamps & More
We are a clamp company based out of Pocatello, Idaho. Our new concept for clamping comes from our desire to not only improve the appearance of clamps, but to rid all car enthusiasts of the ever persistent frustration of using the technically challenged models that are presently available.
TKO Clamps are premium custom machined clamps. Our revolutionary design is patented and consists of a multi-hinged 3 part aluminum band, which incorporates a negative angle locking latch system. The clamps are approximately quarter inch thick and half inch wide. Our design uses 6061 aluminum, because of its strength. We have been told numerous times that the clamp is overbuilt for the pressures required, but we haven’t changed our design as we want it that way.
We build clamps ranging in sizes from 1/2" up to 4-5/8" inside diameter. For sizes over 2-1/2" call for availability.
For our car enthusiasts TKO clamps simply wrap around your existing hose and then are sealed by closing the latch and tightening to your preferred tightness. Their design makes removal of your hose unnecessary. Unlike spring-style clamps, which require the hose to be removed, or banded clamps, which require many revolutions of the tightening/loosening screw in order to be removed, our clamps open wide enough to be installed with no hose removal. If they ever need to be removed, the latch is built to be opened by any flat head screwdriver.
The finished inside diameter is perfectly sized in order to eliminate any possibility of over or under tightening. The inside diameter has a convex ridge incorporated in it. The convex ridge creates the clamping seal, as well as assists in the installation process of the clamp. Squeezing the clamp into place is made much easier, because the ridge causes only a small area of hose to be displaced during the installation process.
TKO clamps come with a 1/32 inch thick compliant liner. The compliant liner has 2 functions. First, it alleviates or lessens marking/denting on the hose from the convex ridge and it can assist with a tighter fit, if you feel that is needed. Our clamps are a revolutionary departure from the presently used aged and technologically challenged clamps. They are premium clamps for people that love their cars, trucks, boats or whatever motor is important enough to deserve the best.
TKO Clamps mission and purpose:
Our company formed in 2014, because of two customer problems that needed solutions.
First, TKO Clamping Systems has designed and patented a modular approach to fastening accessories onto rollbars, tubes, luggage racks, or handrails. Numerous components are available and connect to assemble a solution for customers ideas and needs.
According to the Rotopax mounting hardware information sheet, it states that their containers are designed to be mounted on any flat surface. It goes on to states that, “Many customers prefer to design and fabricate their mounting brackets. This option is best for custom applications and aftermarket setups.”
TKO fabricates the custom applications and aftermarket setups to fasten items such as a Rotopax mounting plate, which is built to fit a flat surface, into something that can connect to a rounded surface like a roll bar. We make the fasteners that can mount a Go-Pro to a rounded surface and then can adjust to the angle of the bar so that the camera is level. Many accessory companies make wonderful products, but since their focus is on the main product, mounting hardware is usually an afterthought and is subpar. TKO’s mission is to improve attaching systems and produce high quality fastening hardware.
Second, TKO also has designed and patented a new hose clamping system for customers that need a better way to secure and remove fasteners to liquid circulating configurations. Attaching and detaching hoses from flanges, is normally an afterthought. Hose clamping technology has not changed in decades and the old type of worm and spring clamp steel designs are difficult to use, are generally cheaply made, fail at high rates and usually damage the rubber hose. We believe our newly patented three part hinged hose clamp is not only a major upgrade in appearance, but also is a major upgrade in installation and removal and strength of compression is greatly improved.
If you are looking for a solution to some type of fastening need, be it a hose to a radiator or to a thermostat housing or attempting to secure a shovel or fire extinguisher to a roll bar, we invite you to explore our website and look at all the modular pieces that can assist you in solving the problem.
More On Auto Hose Clamps
Auto hose clamps are devices that are used to secure hoses in order to prevent them from coming loose. There are many different types of clamps, but ours involve a newly patented three part hinged hose clamp system that is easy to install and remove, as well as adjust. Our hose clamps are made of high quality materials that resist corrosion and can withstand high temperatures.
Hose clamps are an important part of many industries because they are used in a variety of applications such as automotive, plumbing and general maintenance. Hose clamps are also commonly used in the food and beverage industry. Auto clamps are specifically designed for use with hoses that carry fluid under pressure. That’s why it’s important to choose the right hose clamp for your application. Our auto clamps can be used on a variety of hoses, including radiator hoses, fuel lines, and vacuum hoses.
We also offer a variety of sizes to choose from, so you can find the perfect fit for your hose. When it comes to auto clamps, quality is important. That’s why we only offer clamps made from high-quality materials that can resist corrosion and withstand high temperatures. Our clamps are also designed for easy installation and removal, so you can take care of your hoses without any hassle.