Machine Builders Can Reduce Costs, Increase Product Reliability with New Robohand G100 Grippers


Auburn Hills, Mich. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Robohand, a DE-STA-CO brand, introduces the G100 Series blue line of pneumatic parallel grippers in ASSEMBLY Show booth #1619. The G100 Series is designed to provide machine builders and OEMs with higher-quality, low-maintenance grippers for cost-sensitive applications. The G100 Series is priced the same as comparable competing grippers, but is built to higher standards to deliver longer-lasting performance with reduced warranty claims.

“Warranty claims or unplanned service calls due to low-cost, high-maintenance products not only cut into machine builders’ profits and resources, they also put unneeded stress on their customer relationships,” explains Gary Labadie, DE-STA-CO global product manager for automation. “Our new G100 Series of grippers delivers worry-free operation, faster production line speeds and higher gripper reliability for cost-sensitive applications. With the G100 Series, machine builders no longer have to sacrifice performance for price.”

The Robohand G100 Series has been engineered for reliability. The grippers’ shielded design protects all mechanisms and internal linkages from environmental contaminants, providing continuous smooth rack and pinion operation with reduced maintenance.

Robohand’s G100 Series grippers include an extended jaw option to support finger interchangeability with third-party grippers. Existing user-designed fingers can be removed from a high-maintenance third-party gripper and re-installed on a G100 Series gripper. This makes it simple for OEMs to substitute G100 Series grippers in existing machines with minimal design time and resources.

For machine builders, standardizing on the G100 Series gripper family provides substantial benefits. Twenty different models are available to provide high grip force with stroke options from 5mm to 50mm. The G100 gripper actuation speed of 60ms for small grippers is twice as fast as competitive products, enabling end customers to improve productivity by speeding up their production lines.

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For more information about the G100 Series of pneumatic parallel grippers or other Robohand gripping solutions, visit or call (888) DESTACO (888-337-8226). DE-STA-CO is also active on Facebook, and Twitter, @destacochat.

About Robohand

Since the release of its patented series of parallel grippers in 1980, the Robohand brand name has come to represent the best in innovation, quality and reliability. Robohand offers a wide range of standard and custom gripping solutions, including pneumatic grippers, electric grippers, linear actuators (slides), rotary actuators (rotaries), automatic robotic arm tool changers and belt conveyers.

Robohand is a DE-STA-CO brand. 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.

destaco-product The new Robohand G100 Series blue line of pneumatic parallel grippers provides machine builders and OEMs with a full line of higher-quality, low-maintenance grippers designed for a wide range of cost-sensitive applications


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