DE-STA-CO Gives Press Room Customers 150 More Ways to “Accelerate” Automation Line Productivity

DE-STA-CO has added more than 150 parts to its Accelerate® Collection of lightweight tooling. The collection, introduced in 2013, was expanded in response to customer requests for additional options to increase automated press room stamping line speed. Accelerate is the world’s lightest standard line of end effectors.

Auburn Hills, Mich - DE-STA-CO has added more

than 150 parts to its Accelerate® Collection of lightweight tooling.
The collection, introduced in 2013, was expanded in response to
customer requests for additional options to increase automated
press room stamping line speed. Accelerate is the world's lightest
standard line of end effectors.
New Accelerate Collection elements include:
 Crossbar and tri-axis transfer press components.
 Clamp blocks, T-clamps and parallel clamps.
 Sheet metal gripper mounting brackets.
 Sensor-mounting components.

"Many of our customers who purchased Accelerate Collection end
effectors over the last year were so happy with the improved
productivity of their Accelerate-equipped lines that they asked us to
develop additional sizes so they could install Accelerate
components on more robots and transfer presses," explains Rob
Pitera, DE-STA-CO global product director for end effectors. "We
were happy to oblige."

The Accelerate Collection was developed to help customers
increase production speeds. The end effectors in the Accelerate
Collection are up to 50 percent lighter than others, which makes it
possible for lines to move more quickly without putting undue stress
on automation equipment. Accelerate end effectors can provide
production line speed gains of up to 30 percent.

Since workers manually change tooling on many automated lines,
Accelerate end effectors' lighter weight also improves ergonomics,
resulting in higher worker safety ratings.

The Accelerate Collection consists of a wide range of sleek,
modular aluminum components that can be assembled into custom
end effectors for most press room applications. Although Accelerate
components are lighter than others, they are sized to global
standards, making them compatible with existing equipment around
the world, regardless of brand.

The full Accelerate Collection is featured in a new DE-STA-CO
Press Room catalog. The catalog, CAD files for all Accelerate part
numbers, videos and more information are all available online at
http://www.destaco.com/lightweight-tooling.html.

For more information about the full line of DE-STA-CO workholding
equipment, visit destaco.com or call (888) DESTACO (888-337-
8226). DE-STA-CO is also active on Facebook,
facebook.com/destaco and Twitter, @destacochat.

About DE-STA-CO
DE-STA-CO is a global automation and workholding company that
has provided productivity solutions to the manufacturing industry
since 1915. Quality, innovation and service have made DE-STA-CO
a leader in the design and manufacture of cost-reducing, flexible
automation solutions for industrial customers around the world. 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.

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