Festo’s new DGST mini-slide has smallest footprint on the market
DGST is the newest member of Festo’s Stars of Automation lineup
October 2, 2019
Festo’s new DGST series is everything users want in a pneumatic mini-slide: It is extremely compact and affordable, with the smallest footprint on the market and an excellent price/performance ratio. Guided mini-slides are used in applications where repeatable precision is required with every stroke, through millions of cycles. DGST excels in that regard because of multiple design innovations. 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. And DGST’s maintenance-free, twin-piston drive not only increases its power, load-carrying capacity and overall stability, but helps ensure a longer service life.
DGST is ideal for pick and place, small parts and piggyback handling and press fit functions. It’s user-friendly to install and maintain. 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 DGST 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. DGST is the newest member of Festo’s Stars of Automation lineup, meaning it’s always available in stock, in North America, with the best possible delivery times to Canadian customers.