January 8, 2014
DE-STA-CO has introduced the Accelerate collection of lightweight tooling. According to the manufacturer, the end effectors are up to 50 percent lighter than their predecessors, allowing line speed gains of 25 to 30 percent.
Made of high-strength, aircraft-grade aluminum, the tooling maintains strength while clamping wall thickness and overall weight are reduced. Weight savings come from thin-wall extruded tube for the end effector frames rather than heavier solid bars or thicker-wall tubing.
The modular tooling is customizable and sized to global standards.