- August 07, 2019
- Festo Corporation
August 7, 2019 — Festo introduced the DGST pneumatic mini slide. DGST slides are designed for precision handling, press fitting, pick and place, and electronic and light assembly applications.
The DGST slide and yoke plate are machined from a single piece of aluminum. Backlash free piston rod/yoke connection contributes to the slide. Twin piston drives and recirculating ball bearing guides provide the DGST with power– from 7.6 to 132.6 lbf (34 to 590 N) at 6 bar.
Cushioning and proximity sensors do not extend beyond the slide’s footprint. Three cushioning options are available. Two slides can be piggybacked by bolting the units together – adaptor plates are not needed. Locating port connections, end-position sensing, and precision end-position adjustment together on one side also contributes. Payloads for the seven different sizes of DGST range from 1.5 to 37.5 pounds (0.7 to 17 kilograms), and stroke length ranges from .4 to 8 inches (10 to 200 millimeters).