Automation System delivers flexible, integrated solution.

Press Release Summary:

Smart Linear Actuator Series SLA features DIRECTCONNECT(TM) technology, allowing for integration of pneumatic slides, grippers, and rotaries. Modular system includes weld field immune electronics, fully integrated servo/pneumatic motion control, on-line web configurator, networking capabilities, and Smart Motor technology for integrating motor and drive. Slides come in 3 models with stroke lengths from 100-1,400 mm and max stroke speeds from 1-1,100 mm/s.

Original Press Release:

DE-STA-CO Robohand's Smart Linear Actuator Modular Automation System Offers Easy Fit, Function and Durability

Madison Heights, Michigan, May 4, 2006 - DE-STA-CO Robohand announces its Smart Linear Actuator (SLA) Modular Automation System, a completely integrated flexible automation solution that will improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.

The precision engineered SLA Modular Automation System features DIRECTCONNECT(TM) technology, allowing for easy integration of Robohand pneumatic slides, grippers and rotaries. Further, the economical and fully integrated turnkey automation solution can be configured for any application specification.

Other outstanding SLA features include:
o Fully integrated servo/pneumatic motion control;
o Simple programming, simple software;
o Weld field immune electronics;
o On-line web configurator;
o Smart Motor technology - Integrated motor and drive; and
o Networking capabilities.

The SLA Servo Slide series is available in three different models (SLA-90, SLA-120 and SLA-150), with stroke lengths ranging from 100 mm to 1400 mm, and maximum stroke speeds ranging from 1 mm/s to 1100 mm/s. This series of programmable servo slides is one of the first in the industry to use Smart Motor technology.

DE-STA-CO, a Dover Company, is a worldwide leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping, transfer and robotic tooling solutions for workplace and automation needs. The company is committed to the Team DE-STA-CO philosophy, a progressive approach to doing business that focuses on providing consistent, standard-setting service and products to every customer, regardless of geographic location.

For more information on DE-STA-CO Robohand automation products, please call 1-800-ROBOHAND or e-mail

For more information on DE-STA-CO workholding products please call 1-888-DESTACO or e-mail

Please visit for information on all DE-STA-CO products, or contact John Bubnikovich, Marketing Communications Manager at 248.397.6700.

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