Open-Sided Connectors

Open-Sided Connectors

The most common use of this open-sided connector is to mount two rods at right angles or to mount a clamp stem horizontally on a vertical lattice rod or stand. It holds rods or clamp stems up to 13 mm (1/2 in) in diameter and can easily be added to or taken from existing lattices or structures without disturbing other adjacent apparatus.

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
53-2022W Harvard Apparatus Stronghold™ Open-Sided Connector, White
53-2022R Harvard Apparatus Stronghold™ Open-Sided Connector, Red
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This innovative, flexible, and totally integrated group of clamps, connectors and lattices meets many laboratory requirements. The nylon and glass fiber injection molding process creates an extremely strong corrosion free line of products. The high melting point of 221°C and chemical resistance makes these products the perfect material for lab settings.

Select suffix –R for a red body with white thumb screws and –W for a white body with red thumb screws.

  • Precision injection molded nylon with 30% glass fiber reinforcement provides enormous strength at a great saving in weight. 
  • There is absolutely no corrosion possible. 
  • High melting point of 221°C 
  • Good resistance to chemicals, salt solutions and most solvents. 

Open-Sided Connector - The most common use of this open-sided connector is to mount two rods at right angles or to mount a clamp stem horizontally on a vertical lattice rod or stand. It holds rods or clamp stems up to 13 mm (1/2 in) in diameter and can easily be added to or taken from existing lattices or structures without disturbing other adjacent apparatus.

Specifications53-2022W53-2022R
Accepts Mounting Rod Diameter English0 to 0.50 to 0.5
Accepts Mounting Rod Diameter Metric0 to 130 to 13
Clamping Range English0 to 0.50 to 0.5
Clamping Range Metric0 to 130 to 13
ColorWhiteRed
Melting Point221221
Accepts Mounting Rod Diameter English0 to 0.50 to 0.5
Melting Point221221