Destaco Expands Press Shop Solutions With 84N5 Series Universal Sheet Metal Grippers

A Lightweight, high-speed flexible solution for faster stamping press operations

Auburn Hills, Michigan (May 13, 2021) - Destaco is pleased to announce another advancement in its portfolio of lightweight, high-performance sheet metal grippers that have been designed to improve operations within press shop applications. The new patented 84N5 Series Sheet Metal Gripper expands the number of solutions available in Destaco's successful high-speed and cost-effective portfolio of 84N Series of grippers. The 84N5 Series grippers are part of Destaco's Accelerate® Collection, which are designed to help users boost productivity in automotive manufacturing press shop stamping lines.


The true innovation in the 84N5 grippers is their unmatched combination of strength, speed, durability and lightweight materials that delivers high-velocity operation with reduced moment forces to lower system wear. Operating at actuations speeds of 78 milliseconds (ms), twice the speed of competing products, the 84N5 grippers maintain a firm grip force of 1200N at 5 bar (72.5 psi). The precision design produces low wear that increases operational life with minimal field maintenance needed, all while producing more stamped parts per hour.

"Uptime, faster throughput with reduced maintenance and costs are critical for our customers to stay competitive," said Gary Labadie, Global Product Director, Grippers for Destaco. "This new gripper product delivers and exceeds on those key application metrics. The result is a universal highly configurable fully adjustable gripper that is more durable, easy to reconfigure, reduces a customer's on-site inventory requirements and is very cost effective."

The 84N5 grippers are available in fixed, double-open and 90-degree jaw configurations. The jaws are interchangeable and can be quickly adjusted in the field in 10 minutes or less with a single Allen wrench. The jaws include a visual opening angle indicator and are adjustable at any point within a 15- to 75-degree opening angle. A series of color-coded tips lets the user visually know what sheet metal thickness can be gripped. The 84N5 jaws are universally designed to accept both single- and double-tip designs, which increases overall application flexibility.

Sensing solutions include in-jaw sensing that validates a part is positioned between the jaws. The side-body sensing option includes two sensors that let the user self-determine whether single blank, double blank, full open or full close operation is necessary. Because of its compact size, the 84N5 gripper has the versatility to fit into any press shop tooling and mounting configuration. The 84N5 gripper includes a fail-safe locking mechanism, preventing part drop in the event the gripper loses air pressure. The parts remain securely gripped, which reduces scrap from an e-stop event.

To learn more about any of Destaco's high-performance automation, workholding or remote-handling solutions, please visit destaco.com or call (888) DESTACO (888-337-8226).

About Destaco
Destaco, a Dover Corporation company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding and remote-handling solutions. The company serves customers in a variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, industrial and nuclear sectors.

Built on a legacy of more than 100 years, Destaco offers a comprehensive portfolio of products designed to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world. The Destaco family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as Destaco Manual Clamps, Power Clamps, and End Effectors; Camco™ and Ferguson™ Indexers; Robohand™ Grippers; and CRL™ Manipulators and Transfer Ports.

Destaco is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.A. The company has more than 800 employees with 13 locations, in 9 countries, across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Destaco is part of Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. Dover delivers innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for its entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, Dover's team of more than 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Dover is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

More information is available at destaco.com and dovercorporation.com

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