Press Release Summary:
Suited for use with steel and aluminum proximity switches, AccelerateÂ® Plastic Proximity Switch Mount is constructed of glass-filled nylon and ensures accurate reading with each cycle. Design increases manufacturing productivity and also helps reduce robot-arm bounce, automation component wear and tear, and maintenance. Available in 3 hole patterns, mount features customizable snap-on ball joints (28.5 and 32 mm options available) and comes with apple-core locking configurations.
Original Press Release:
DESTACO Launches Industry's First Plastic Proximity Switch Mount
Lightweight design offers unrivaled precision, efficiency and quality. Other features:
• Durable, glass-filled nylon capable of withstanding extreme temperatures; creep resistant
• Ideal for use with steel and high-sensitivity aluminum proximity switches
• Up to 70 percent lighter than competing products
• Uses industry-standard mounting
Auburn Hills, Mich. — DESTACO, the industry’s leading, global provider of high-performance automation and workholding solutions, today launched its revolutionary Accelerate® Plastic Proximity Switch Mount.
While competing aluminum mounts can only be used with proximity switches to sense steel, the new Plastic Proximity Switch Mount is capable of being used with sensors for steel and aluminum panels – an industry first. Aluminum mounts give a false reading when being used with high-sensitivity aluminum proximity switches, but the Plastic Proximity Switch Mount provides an accurate reading with each cycle.
Engineered with high-strength nylon, the Plastic Proximity Switch Mount joins DESTACO’s Accelerate collection of lightweight end effector tooling solutions, which are designed to reduce weight by up to 50 percent and increase manufacturing productivity by up to 30 percent. The new proximity switch mount also helps to reduce robot-arm bounce, automation component wear and tear, and maintenance costs for minimal downtime and improved profit margins.
“DESTACO’s new Plastic Proximity Switch Mount is a shining example of our commitment to helping manufacturers meet evolving market needs, specifically in the shift toward lightweighting and aluminum use,” said Rob Pitera, global product director, end effectors, DESTACO. “This customizable solution is the only one of its kind able to be used with sensors for both steel and aluminum sheet metal panels. As a result, it allows press lines to run seamlessly at optimal efficiency regardless of the material being handled.”
Able to withstand high production rates and extreme manufacturing temperatures, the Plastic Proximity Switch Mount is available in three hole patterns; features customizable snap-on ball joints (28.5 millimeter and 32 millimeter options available); and comes with apple-core locking configurations. The proprietary extension-arm-locking mechanism ensures superior positioning during the manufacturing process.
For more information about the DESTACO Accelerate collection or other lightweight automation tooling, visit www.destaco.com/lightweight-tooling.html.
Celebrating 100 years of innovation in 2015, DESTACO is a global automation and workholding company that provides productivity solutions to the manufacturing industry. Quality and service have helped DESTACO evolve from a single stamping shop into a leader in the design and manufacture of cost-reducing, flexible products. With operations in the United States, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom, DESTACO offers standard and custom solutions for industrial customers around the world. DESTACO is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, a multibillion-dollar diversified global manufacturer.