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Handheld Tongs

Easy handling and robustness in daily use

The portfolio of TOX®-Handheld tongs covers all requirements of mobile joining. Robust, (pneumo-)hydraulically driven types are supplemented by a battery-powered version, which is ideally suited for the use with constantly changing workpieces.

TOX®-BatteryTong MBT-C

The TOX®-BatteryTongs MBT-C are battery-operated clinching tongs in C-frame design. Due to the low weight and a simple, as well as cableless operation, the handheld tongs are ideally suited for mobile use. Clinching forces from 10kN to 50kN ensure versatile application possibilities.

With the TOX®-BatteryTong type MBT-C, joining of various materials and sheet thicknesses with point diameters from 5 to 12 mm is feasible. The tongs meet the demand for universal applications with pressing forces from 10kN to 50kN, which can be regulated in steps of 1kN. In addition, you can choose between a throat depth of 60mm or 30mm.


MBT-C 050 Handheld Tong - your advantages at a glance

  • Always Reliable - TOX®-Clinching Technology
  • Precisely on the workpiece - Clinching force adjustable in 1kN steps
  • Durable in action - Approx. 400 clinching points/battery charge
  • Fast on target - Cycle time approx. 6 sec.
  • Your process data monitored - Bluetooth interface
  • Easy handling - only approx. 7 kg total weight
  • The choice is yours - frame size: 60mm or 30mm

Design of the TOX®-BatteryTong






C-frame (Throat: 30mm or 60mm)


Eyelet to secure the tool




Return stroke button


Pre-stroke button



Scope of delivery

The TOX®-BatteryTong (drive and bracket)
  • The TOX®-BatteryTong (drive and bracket)
    The TOX®-BatteryTong (drive and bracket)
  • TOX®-Clinching technology and tools
    TOX®-Clinching technology and tools
  • The Li-Ion battery including charger
    The Li-Ion battery including charger
  • A case with foam insert in which you can transport the entire set to your work site
    A case with foam insert in which you can transport the entire set to your work site

Fields of application of the TOX®-BatteryTong

  • Prototype construction / pilot center
  • Pre-series production
  • Sample and small batch production
  • Assembly plants
  • Sheet metal forming
  • On-site operation
  • Repair solutions
  • Mobile operations outside the production halls

Hydraulic driven handheld tongs

The TOX®-Handheld Tongs CHH and CMH have been designed with the operator in mind: robust, durable and excellent handling due to:


  • flexible hose connection to the pressure intensifier
  • well thought-out rotary coupling for oil, air and electric
  • sturdy, swivelling hanging bracket for attachment of a balancer
  • service friendly

Both of the handheld tongs shown here can also be used as machine mounted units, which are supplied with tapped mounting holes instead of handles.

TOX®-Handheld Tongs CHH 06.75

Handheld Tongs with hydraulic drive designed as C-frame type. Available in different models with standardized tool opening of 6 mm or 50 mm stroke. With 1- or 2-hand controls all driven by the pneumohydraulic intensifier PHA 160.64.

CHH 06.75 Handheld Units

  • press force 75 kN at 250 bar oil pressure (8 tons at 3600 psi)
  • heavy duty C-frame unit with axial joining direction
  • available with 1- or 2-hand controls
  • can also be ordered as machine mount units
  • hydraulic pressure is provided by a pneumatic operated TOX®-Pressure Intensifier PHA

The TOX®-Handheld Tongs CHH 06 are also ideal for punching or marking applications.

TOX®-Mini-Handheld Tongs CMH 03.45
Press force: 45 kN

Handheld Tongs designed as C-frame type. Driven by pneumohydraulic intensifier PHA 160.99 or BES 125.10. Specially designed for clinching.

CMH 03.45 Mini-Handheld Unit

  • press force 45 kN at 470 bar oil pressure (5 tons at 6900 psi)
  • C-frame unit with axial joining direction
  • can be used as a portable handheld unit for mobile applications
  • available with 1- or 2-hand controls
  • use in machines either fixed mount or with an indexing slide
  • special frames with 50, 75 and 100 mm throat depths

Drive combinations for CMH 03.45

  • Mini-handheltd tongs type CMH 03.45 are driven by a pneumohydraulic intensifier and a TOX®-Hydraulic Cylinder HZ 40.
  • For model 10 with 1-hand controls and a tool opening of 6 mm or model 11 with 14 mm stroke and 2-hand safety control, the intensifier PHA 160.99 is used.
  • For Model 12 with pneumatic control and 1-hand start, the intensifier BES 125.10 is used.

Other combinations are available, e.g. if more than one cylinder is attached to the same pressure intensifier.

Additional equipment

Accessories for CMH 03.45

  • Self equalizing slide with stroke adjustment and pneumatic cylinder: The slide moves tongs back to clear the TOX®-Clinching Point or any embossment on the parts. Includes end position sensor. Optional end position dampers.
  • Tongs with integrated punch stripper type CSR for clinching applications.
  • Gimbal CZS or gimbal with hanging bracket: The handles for 2- or 1-hand cycle initiation can also be mounted on the frame. A special mounting adapter allows the handle to be rotated 360° and swiveled ±35°.

Accessories for CHH 06.75

  • Available with rotary feed through CZS and suspension shackle.
  • Can be equipped with a live ring and suspension shackle or live ring with hanger.

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TOX®-Pressure Intensifier – drives for your tongs

Depending on the unit type, the working cylinder of the TOX®-Handheld Tongs requires hydraulic pressure of 250 bar (3600 psi) or 470 bar (6900 psi). The simplest way to generate this hydraulic pressure is to use a pneumohydraulic TOX®-Pressure Intensifier, which boosts the compressed air pressure from 6 bar (90 psi) to the required hydraulic pressure. We offer two intensifier versions in different variations:

Compact pressure intensifier type BES

With pneumatic controls, including a pressure relief valve. 

Tongs pressure intensifier type PHA

The intensifiers type ES are available with 1- and 2-hand control with safety valve. They are either horizontally mounted in a rolling casteror or on a pedestal.

TOX®-Hydraulic Cylinder HZ 40 – the economic drive solution

TOX®-Hydraulic Cylinder HZ 40

This hydraulic cylinder is a single-acting cylinder with spring return. Due to the smart design, the cylinder housing serves as piston guidance and provides the thread for mounting the cylinder to the flange thread of the tongs C-frame or press without additional fasteners – a cost saving solution!

All brochures & data sheets

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