The DGST series pneumatic mini-slide from Festo is said to be extremely compact and affordable, with the smallest footprint on the market and an excellent price/performance ratio. The slide and yoke are manufactured as a single component, rather than two pieces joined together, thus ensuring very high rigidity and perpendicularity.
That, along with a backlash-free yoke connection and recirculating ball bearing guide, produces a technically optimized system with extremely small tolerances and very high repetition accuracy, Festo says.
The slide is suitable for pick and place, small parts and piggyback handling and press fit functions. The series comprises seven sizes from 6 to 25, and variants are available with stroke lengths from 10 mm to 200 mm.
Two DGST drives can be joined in several possible combinations, without adapter plates, as part of gantries and other automated handling and positioning solutions. All interfaces are symmetrical, and all supply port connections are on one side of the unit.
Proximity sensors can be integrated into the body of the mini-slide, so there are no projecting parts.
The series comes with a choice of three cushioning types: elastic cushioning with or without end-position adjustment or self-adjusting shock absorbers with end-position adjustment.