Gripper is a term that comes from the French language (pince) and that is used to name the tool which, thanks to its design, allows grasp or hold a thing between its ends.
The operation of the gripper follows the logic of the simple levers: when exerting force on the handles of the tool, their tips close, being able to catch something and, in this way, move it, rotate it, etc. The tweezers are usually hand tools, although there are also machines in which the pressure is exerted through electric power or hydraulic energy.
For example: “Can I borrow a clamp? I need to get a nail out of the wall “, “To adjust the pieces, you will need a clamp”, “The installer cut the cables with a pliers”.
According to the characteristics of their tips, the tweezers have different functionalities. The pressure tweezers are those with somewhat flattened ends, which also have a bolt to establish different levels of separation depending on what you want to adjust. The cutting pliers, meanwhile, they have sharp points to cut things.
The hair removal tweezersAs their name implies, they have been designed to take a hair between its ends and thus be able to extract it. In this way, it is possible to depilate various body regions.
Swimmers often use clamps to keep the nose closed and prevent the Water enters the body through the nostrils. They are simply called nasal forceps and they are also used for canoeing. Since swimming pool water contains certain chemicals such as chlorine, if it enters the body it can cause irritation. On the other hand, this practical accessory is very useful in the first swimming lessons, so that students can focus on technique.
In the kitchen there is more than one type of clamp, such as salad bowl clamp (which allows the salad to be served easily and in generous portions, preventing the pieces of vegetables from falling off on the way) and the nutcracker clamp (known simply as nutcracker, ideal for breaking the shell of nuts, among which are walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts).
Ammeters are instruments used to measure the intensity of current that circulates at a given time by a electrical circuit. The clamp meter is a kind of ammeter that serves to prevent the opening of the circuit in which you want to make such a measurement, something otherwise necessary.
This clamp works based on the measurement indirect current flowing through a conductor starting from the magnetic field or fields that it generates. The name of this tool is due to the fact that it has a clamp (in which the sensor is located) that opens and grasps the cable on which the measurement is to be carried out.
In addition to the convenience of not needing to open the circuit, another advantage of the clamp meter is that it avoids the voltage drops that can occur with a traditional ammeter. In addition, it offers a greater security who operates it since it should not make an electrical contact with the low circuit (even when working with insulated cables, it does not require the opening of the insulator).
In another sense, it is known as tweezers to leg endings of some arthropod animals. The lobsters are an example of animal which has tweezers.
Finally, a clamp can be a sewing that is done on a cloth to fold it in a specific way: “The dressmaker told me that, with a clip at the lower end, the dress will fit me perfectly”.