Your Partner in Designing Solutions for Unique Applications

Whether you’re an engineering manager, design engineer, or purchasing agent - your projects would be easier if manufacturing products and solutions were all one size fits all. Unfortunately, customization is oftentimes required to achieve your automated workholding or material-handling goals. This is especially true for applications that involve manual clamps, end effectors, grippers and indexers – or a combination of many other products.

While many engineering professionals don’t distinguish between a customized “product” and a customized “solution,” they are different in-that a “product” is an individual gripper or clamp, while a “solution” is an entire application design with multiple types of products.

Email us either your 'Solutions Worksheet' or 'Bag Gripper Solutions Worksheet' or contact us to get started

Resources & Contact Information:

Custom Partnered Solutions Brochure

Solutions Worksheet

Bag Gripper Solutions Worksheet

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Custom Partnered Solutions

A custom partnered solution utilizes components from different families of products – some of which may be customized, and combines them into a solution that satisfies the needs of your application.

Custom Product Services

A customized product is typically modified for a specific application, including specialized bases for indexers and conveyors to accessories that improve functionality for your clamps.

 
    • Partner with design experts who have systems in place for supplying custom applications on a timely basis.

    • Receive top-of-line custom applications you may not be familiar with or aware of.

    • Enhance operational throughput and reduce operational costs.

    • Complete the application design faster by partnering with Destaco’s experts. 

  • Utilize Destaco engineers to modify a standard product to fit your application needs.

  • Re-order easily with unique part number.

  • Simplify your supply chain.

  • Select from three levels of customization, from simple alterations to complex custom products.


Custom Partnered Solutions

Step 1 - Discussing Your Application Needs & Objectives

Creating your customized automation product and/or solution begins with Destaco’s designer engineers learning about your application. In-order to obtain a clear vision for your project, we’ll typically ask for a list of all of your process’s variables, for example – what item you must move or pick-up, whether the environment is hazardous, and what types of tooling you already have in-place.

Most important is describing the characteristics of the material that needs to be moved from Point A to Point B. During this discovery phase, Destaco designers will usually need to know the weight, size and shape of the object/s and the speed at which your procedure needs to be completed.

Along with Destaco's general 'Solutions Worksheet', our automation engineers have created a version for bag gripper automation applications! (click to download)

 A yogurt container pick-and-place application designed to move multiple yogurt containers efficiently into the next step of the packaging process using Robohand Parallel Grippers, Robohand Linear Slides, and Destaco End Effectors.

A yogurt container pick-and-place application designed to move multiple yogurt containers efficiently into the next step of the packaging process using Robohand Parallel Grippers, Robohand Linear Slides, and Destaco End Effectors.



A medical manufacturing company requested a custom material handling solution to improve the efficiency of lab tray movements within a lab cart system.

A fixture assembly and welding application designed to hold different componenets secure in place. After welding is complete, clamp arms move out of the way for easy removal from the fixture. This application uses Destaco's 9500 and 8700 pneumatic clamps.

Step 2 - Creating Your Automation & Workholding Blueprint

Based on your discovery conversations and information gathered in Destaco’s “Solutions Worksheet”, our automation engineers can determine which components are required and whether individual workholding products will need to be customized.

There are many factors that can go into these blueprinting decisions, including the following:

    • What type of automation do you use (robot, gantry, crane, etc.)

    • What’s the preferred form of tool-changer (manual, automatic, or none)

    • What type of vacuum system will be used (Venturi System, port-only, etc.)

    • What structure is the existing tooling (round, welded, etc.)


Step 3 - Design Validation & Installation

As any necessary parts or components are gathered from suppliers, Destaco’s application engineers can send you technical specifications of your custom product or automation solution. This provides you with the opportunities to propose improvements or approve the plan, giving you greater control over your project.

Once installation begins, Destaco can also assist your team. In the event that your team lacks the technical expertise, we staff automation experts who can manage installation and design validation on-site. Destaco’s engineers can even provide hands-on training for your staff in-order to make them familiar with your custom product or application’s functionality.

Our commitment to your project success extends beyond the initial set-up, as Destaco products feature a 1-year warranty – and sometimes a lifetime warranty for tooling!

A customized bread packaging application incorporating Destaco’s BodyBuilder tooling and Robohand grippers was designed to streamline and improve the bundling and packing process while maintaining the products’ vulnerable shape.

A customized bread packaging application incorporating Destaco’s BodyBuilder tooling and Robohand grippers was designed to streamline and improve the bundling and packing process while maintaining the products’ vulnerable shape.


Custom Product Services

Destaco's engineers partner with you to help increase your productivity! With many years of experience working with OEM machine builders, we can make our product fit your unique application. We will partner with you to design the right product for your application – from altering an existing product to building a completely new product, we have the experience and expertise to help your project succeed. Destaco has dedicated resources to design and build your next generation of products.

When an off-the-shelf product can't handle it - we can!

Destaco helps you save time and resources, allowing you to focus on your core business and gain a competitive advantage in the market place.

Here are a few of the benefits that Destaco's customers gain from our customized workholding and automation product services:

    • Proven quality from the experts

    • Reduce risk by using our experienced engineers

    • Easy reordering with unique part numbers

    • Simplify your supply chains

    • Three levels of customization from simple alternations to complex custom products


Three Levels of Product Customization

There are three levels to Destaco's product customization services:

    • Level 1 - Basic product design with minimal modifications to an existing catalog product.

    • Level 2 - Basic Product design with signification changes, additional machining, or components.

    • Level 3 - Appreciably different from the basic product design by providing a unique design, unique construction, or multiple products assembled together.

 

 



Custom Product Types & Examples

    • Cams - Plate, Globoidal, Face-Grooved, Conjugate, and Barrel

    • Manual Clamps - Custom hooks, locking tabs, bolt retainers, grips, plating/coating, arm/handle extensions, plungers, and more 

    • End Effectors - Custom mounting, controls, coatings, sizes, tooling, brackets, and more 

    • Simplify your supply chains

    • Three levels of customization from simple alternations to complex custom products


Destaco's Custom Solutions Portfolio

Thanks to over 100 years in workholding, automation, and in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) industry - Destaco's application and product engineers are able to draw on a wealth of past project experience. Because specialized automation crosses so many markets and industries, we've made versatility a priority throughout our custom engineering services.

Here are a few examples of past applications that we've executed for our clients:

Contact us to help you design a solution for your unique application: solutions@destaco.com!

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