Gripper Series carries class 10 cleanroom rating.

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Designed for FDA, medical, and cleanroom applications, RPLC parallel gripper series features external components made from corrosion-resistant materials that optimize performance in de-ionized water. Internal components are lubricated with cleanroom-grade grease, while stainless steel stationary and non-contacting shields eliminate possibility of contaminants penetrating Dual-V roller bearings. Use of non-synchronous motion allows for independent jaw motion.

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DE-STA-CO Robohand Produces Gripper Series for Cleanrooms

Auburn Hills, Michigan, February 7, 2007 - DE-STA-CO Robohand's RPLC parallel gripper series is designed specifically for FDA, medical, and cleanroom applications. The new series features internal components that are lubricated with a cleanroom grade grease, as well as stainless steel stationary and non-contacting shields that eliminate the possibility of contamination penetrating the patented "Dual-V" roller bearings.

DE-STA-CO Robohand's RPLC series is class 10 cleanroom rated. The external components are made from corrosion resistant materials that maximize performance in de-ionized water for use in FDA and medical parts handling applications. The gripper's internal mechanisms are made from hardened bearing and tool steels and protected by a corrosion resistant shield. Additionally, a purge/scavenge port can be used to expel or retain contaminates using vacuum pressure.

Like many series in DE-STA-CO Robohand's parallel gripping family, RPLC parallel grippers utilize a non-synchronous motion, allowing independent jaw motion that enables picking and placing at a point other than the gripper's center. This design also allows for the implementation of longer gripper finger lengths when compared to other grippers within the same size and weight ranges.

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

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