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 Astro Arm Mercury - Spring Clamp  (click to enlarge)        Astro Arm Mercury - Magnetic Base  (click to enlarge)        Astro Arm Gemini - Spring Clamp  (click to enlarge)        Astro Arm Gemini - Magnetic Base  (click to enlarge)  

Images of the Astro Arm Flashlight & Instrument Positioning Devices
(flashlights are shown for usage examples only, and are not included)

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Description

Whenever you need a hands-free positioning device for your flashlight or other
instrument, but you don't want to have anything strapped to your person, Astro
Arm is the perfect solution.  Astro Arm will hold your flashlight securely in place
for hours, aiming light exactly where you need it, without fatigue or complaints.
Can also hold other items of varying shapes and sizes (see load limits below).

Astro Arm is available in two sizes, to fit either small or large flashlights, and in
two mounting versions.  The spring clamp version has a strong rubber-coated
clamp for attachment to work surfaces and tables.  The magnetic base version
has a powerful magnet for attachment to ferrous surfaces (great for automotive
and refrigeration applications).  The flexible support arm rotates 360, and can
be positioned at any angle.  The unique flashlight retainer utilizes an adjustable
elastic strap to accommodate flashlights and instruments of varying diameters.

Applications include vehicle maintenance, heating and air conditioning service,
telephone system work, emergency medical lighting, and promotional displays.
Solves temporary positioning problems in industrial & laboratory environments.
Astro Arm is manufactured in the USA from high-quality components, designed
for years of trouble-free service.  But it may pay for itself the first time you use it.

New Products:  Astro Arm expansion accessories are available now.  Segment
packs contain lengths of flexible armature (six or ten segments), used to extend
the length of existing Astro Arm units.  A special tool greatly simplifies the disas-
sembly and reassembly of armature segments.  Astro Arm segment packs and
assembly pliers are available in both Mercury (Small) and Gemini (Large) sizes.
Now you can make your Astro Arm as long or as short as you need it to be (note
that significantly extending the length of the arm will reduce its rigid weight limit).
We also now offer a custom-made Gemini Twin Clamp model of the Astro Arm.
It has a large spring clamp at each end of its doubled length of flexible arm, and
is suitable for applications involving  circuit boards, metal panels, or flat artwork.

Application Note:  Need greater arm rigidity or a heavier flashlight load weight?
Pull two adjacent segments apart to separate the flexible arm into two sections.
Cut a piece of ordinary coat-hanger wire, and insert the wire into one of the two
hollow arm sections.  For Mercury models, the wire should be 7/8" shorter than
the total flexible segment length (not including any hardware).  For Gemini units,
about 1-3/4" shorter.  Reconnect  the two segments of flexible arm, and the job
is done. Use the optional assembly pliers (see below) for easier segment work.
Adjust the wire lengths if necessary, for a proper fit.  Two pieces of wire can be
inserted in the larger Gemini models, if needed for greater stiffening of the arm.

Quantity Discounts:  Industrial, commercial, educational, and institutional users
needing six or more Astro Arms, call us at 912-999-6378 for discounted pricing.

Special Orders:  Both of the Astro Arm positioner sizes, in both the clamp and
magnet versions, are available as special order items in additional arm colors.
The special-order arm colors are  Deep Blue, Medium Gray, and Bright White.
Minimum order quantities and pricing adders may apply, call us for the details.

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Features
 

 
Nickel-plated steel spring clamp with rubber-coated grip surfaces,
or chrome-plated magnetic base with strong ceramic disc magnet.
 
Clamp models can also use the clamp as a free-standing support.
Just set the clamp on its side, flat on any desk or table or counter
surface, then position the flashlight holder head over the center of
the clamp body for balance. Attach and aim flashlight as desired.
Rubber boots at each and of the clamp prevent surface damage.
 
Unique design offers unmatched versatility (US Patent 6,749,166).
 
Stainless steel hardware ensures reliable performance without rust.
 
Tough polymer flexible arm and long-life nylon elastic retainer cord.
 
Adjust position of toggle balls on retainer cords to secure flashlight,
easily accommodates various shapes and diameters with a firm grip.
 
Flexible arm color is Black or Yellow, see special order colors below.
Yellow color flexible arm segments (available on Mercury and Gemini)
offer improved resistance to most acids, alcohols, and petrochemicals.

Overall operating temperature range is 0F (-18C) to 150F (66C).
Repeated or prolonged operation in extreme heat or cold conditions
may cause component fatigue that could result in premature failures.

Mercury models are suitable for smaller (AA-cell) flashlights weighing
up to six ounces and having a maximum barrel diameter of up to 1-5/8".
These Astro Arm models have a single retainer strap and support rail,
and the assembly (not including a flashlight) weighs about four ounces.
The fully extended length of the flexible arm alone, not including the
clamp or magnet base or flashlight retainer, is approximately 5-3/4".
Models with Yellow color segments offer improved acid resistance.
Clamp Model: maximum clamp jaw opening 1", clamp length 4-1/8".
Magnet Model: 2" base diameter, with 25 pound magnet pull strength.
Retail price $30.60, our price just $22.95 or $23.95 depending upon
arm color, call us for volume discounts on orders for six units or more.

Gemini models are suitable for larger (C & D-cell) flashlights weighing
up to one pound and having a maximum barrel diameter of up to 2-5/8".
These Astro Arm models all have two retainer straps and support rails,
and the assembly  (not including a flashlight)  weighs about ten ounces.
The fully extended length of the flexible arm alone, not including the
clamp or magnet base or flashlight retainer, is approximately 7-1/4"
for the Gemini Clamp model, or 5-3/4" for the Gemini Magnet model.
Models with Yellow color segments offer improved acid resistance.
Clamp Model: maximum clamp jaw opening 2", clamp length 6-1/4".
Magnet Model: 2-5/8" base diameter, 35 pound magnet pull strength.
Retail price $48.10, our price just $32.95 or $33.95 depending upon
arm color, call us for volume discounts on orders for six units or more.

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Specifications

All of the listed specifications are approximate, and subject to
usage variations for load weight limit and magnet pull strength.
* Deep Blue, Medium Gray, and Bright White colors are special order items.
This table was compiled by Flashlights Unlimited.  Linking is allowed, duplication is strictly prohibited.
 

Astro Arm Product Specifications
Model
Size
Model
Type
Flexible
Arm
Length
Max
Load
Weight
Load
Support
Brackets
Unloaded
Product
Weight
Clamp Specs Magnet Specs Available
Arm
 Colors *
Jaw
Opening
Clamp
Length
Base
Diameter
Pull
Strength
Mercury
(Small)
Clamp 5-3/4" 6 oz 1 3-3/4 oz 1" 4-1/8" - -   K    Y    B    G    W 
 Magnet  5-3/4" 6 oz 1 4 oz - - 2" 25 lb   K    Y    B    G    W 
Gemini
(Large)
Clamp 7-1/4" 16 oz 2 10 oz 2" 6-1/4" - -   K    Y    B    G    W 
 Magnet  5-3/4" 16 oz 2 9-1/4 oz - - 2-5/8" 35 lb   K    Y    B    G    W 

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Pricing
 

Astro Arm Mercury (Small) Positioners Item No Unit Price
Astro Arm Mercury Clamp - Gloss Black AA-MC-K $ 22.95
Astro Arm Mercury Clamp - Bright Yellow AA-MC-Y $ 23.95
Astro Arm Mercury Magnet - Gloss Black AA-MM-K $ 22.95
Astro Arm Mercury Magnet - Bright Yellow AA-MM-Y $ 23.95
Astro Arm Gemini (Large) Positioners Item No Unit Price
Astro Arm Gemini Clamp - Gloss Black AA-GC-K $ 32.95
Astro Arm Gemini Clamp - Bright Yellow AA-GC-Y $ 33.95
Astro Arm Gemini Magnet - Gloss Black AA-GM-K $ 32.95
Astro Arm Gemini Magnet - Bright Yellow AA-GM-Y $ 33.95
Astro Arm Specialty Positioners  Item No Unit Price
Astro Arm Gemini Twin Clamp - Gloss Black
Two Large Clamps (One On Each End)
With Fifteen Inch Flexible Arm Between
Designed for applications when you need to hold
flat or thin items instead of round-bodied objects.
A remarkably useful tool for the home workshop.
AA-TC-K $ 39.95


Special Order,
Please Allow
2 To 3 Weeks.
Astro Arm Expansion Accessories Item No Unit Price
Mercury Ten-Segment Pack - Gloss Black AA-MS-K $ 9.95
Mercury Ten-Segment Pack - Bright Yellow AA-MS-Y $ 10.95
Mercury Segment Assembly Pliers AA-AP-M $ 19.95
Gemini Six-Segment Pack - Gloss Black AA-GS-K $ 14.95
Gemini Six-Segment Pack - Bright Yellow AA-GS-Y $ 15.95
Gemini Segment Assembly Pliers AA-AP-G $ 19.95

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