By DE StaffFluid Power Machine Building
Festo’s DGST pneumatic slide has smallest footprint on the market.
Festo’s launched its DGST series, a pneumatic mini-slide line with the smallest footprint on the market, the company says. The unit’s slide and yoke are manufactured as a single component, contributing to rigidity and perpendicularity. The mini-slide also features a backlash-free yoke connection and recirculating ball bearing guide. The series comprises seven sizes from 6 to 25, and variants are available with stroke lengths from 10mm to 200mm. Two DGST drives can be joined in several possible combinations, without adapter plates. 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.