Press Release Summary:
Manufactured fromÂ high-performance polyurethane material, DESTACO's AccelerateÂ® Vacum Cups feature anti-slip tread pattern for faster grip and superior holding even on oily surfaces, along with improved traction, durability and throughput for high-speed applications. Suitable for high-speed press rooms and crossbar applications,Â cups are lightweight, wear resistant, compatible with new or existing applications, and come in 4 styles and 17 sizes.
Original Press Release:
DESTACO Expands Vacuum Cup Line, Adding to the Lightweight Accelerate® Collection
New vacuum cups offer improved traction, durability and throughput for high-speed applications.
DESTACO, the industry’s leading global provider of high-performance automation, workholding and containment solutions, today launched its new AccelerateÂ® Collection of vacuum cups, which offer improved traction, enhanced durability and higher throughput for high-speed press rooms and crossbar applications.
Available globally, the AccelerateÂ® Collection of vacuum cups feature an anti-slip tread pattern made from a high-performance polyurethane material for higher friction, faster grip and superior holding on oily surfaces. Additionally, this material provides an increased shelf life.
“As manufacturers look to improve their production rates, lightweighting will become increasingly important – especially as it relates to automation tooling, such as end effectors or transfer press fingers,” said Ben Pauzus, global product manager, End Effectors, DESTACO. “Lighter solutions that offer higher holding power give customers the best opportunity to increase their throughput. Not only are production increases recognized through the ability to increase transfer speed, but the polyurethane material is more durable allowing for fewer PM cycles and less downtime.”
The new line also includes four styles in 17 different sizes to accommodate modular requirements. Additional features include:
• Higher acceleration/deceleration requirements
• Enhanced transverse loading
• Improved shape retention Increased wear resistance – no dry rotting or cracking
• Compatibility with new or existing applications
ARVÂ® with Manual Override
Designed for ease of use, DESTACO recently launched the Auto-Release Venturi (ARVÂ®) with a manual override feature that allows for quick, on-the-spot vacuum cup adjustment. The ARVÂ® manual override has a single button that can be depressed with either a thumb or finger. This allows the tool builder/operator to make fast, easy adjustments to the vacuum cup position, which can help reduce downtime.
Made of a wide range of aluminum end effector components, the Accelerate CollectionÂ® can be assembled into custom solutions for most press room stamping applications. These can provide weight savings up to 50 percent and speed gains of up to 30 percent – all for faster production without adding stress to automation equipment.
For more information about the AccelerateÂ® Collection, ARVÂ® or other DESTACO end effector solutions, visit destaco.com.
DESTACO is the industry’s leading global supplier of high-performance automation, workholding and containment solutions, and focuses all of its talent and resources on helping manufacturers improve precision and productivity. The organization’s product line – the industry’s broadest – comprises end effectors, grippers, indexers, manual and power clamps, and containment solutions, and allows DESTACO’s insightful engineering experts to develop creative, custom solutions that competitors simply cannot match. Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, DESTACO operates globally with locations in more than 10 countries in all key regions of the world. For more information, visit destaco.com.
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