Attendees can try glovebox systems, telemanipulator and RTP

Red Wing, Minn. (March 9, 2015) – Nuclear waste professionals can try out and provide feedback on some of the latest Central Research Laboratories (CRL) remote handling products from Destaco at the upcoming WM Symposia WM2015 Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix. Destaco will be in booth #223 on the event’s trade show floor, which is open March 15-18.

“Destaco specializes in offering custom automation and containment solutions, since not everyone has the same needs,” says Steve Chunglo, global business development manager, life sciences and nuclear for Destaco. “That’s why we value tradeshow feedback. At WM2015, we invite attendees to visit the booth, let us know how they work in the field, try our new CRL products and work with us to build the right tools for their facilities.”

The Destaco booth at WM2015 will include a glovebox/hot cell equipped with CRL Push-Through Gloveports and a CRL Waste Drum Transfer System, as well as two CRL products introduced last year: the G-LDR telemanipulator and CleanRTP rapid transfer port. Each is engineered to maximize precision, ease-of-use and flexibility. Clamping and automation products from Destaco will also be on display for project discussions.

The CRL Push-Through Gloveport system for gloveboxes and isolators allows for rapid glove changes and minimized risk of operator or material exposure. Viewing windows, bag-outs and plugs can be interchanged without losing containment. At WM2015, the Push-Through Gloveport system will be mounted to a glovebox that is fitted with a CRL Waste Drum Transfer System (WDTS), which eliminates unnecessary contamination risks associated with traditional single-use plastic bag disposal. A fully automated internal port door opens to a waste drum that can be resealed and reopened until it is full. For added safety, the port door self-centers and locks itself and only opens if the waste drum is in place.

Other product demos in the Destaco booth will include the new Robohand G100 Series pneumatic parallel gripper and 82M-3E Series enclosed pneumatic power clamp.

Providing all the benefits of the proven CRL G-LD line of telemanipulators in a smaller package, the new G-LDR telemanipulator is designed for compact nuclear hot cells where small mount openings are required. It features 10 lbs. of capacity, telescoping operation and can be retrofitted to any existing mount with a 4.76-inch (121 mm) diameter opening. The G-LDR telemanipulator’s arm does not require any internal space above the mount opening, enabling users to reduce the internal height of the hot cell. This can help facilities reduce costs or create useable space for other equipment.

The new CRL CleanRTP rapid transfer port is easier to operate and clean than other rapid transfer ports, and can be customized with a best-in-class range of options. Its streamlined interlock system releases the port door as soon as the beta is docked, which allows users to transfer materials into and out of isolators and gloveboxes with minimal user interaction. To reduce areas where contaminants could hide, there are no exposed fasteners on the CleanRTP.

WM2015 attendees can also learn about Destaco’s increased European service and support for all CRL lines of telemanipulation products, along with rapid transfer systems, Push-Through Gloveports and Waste Drum Transfer Systems. Due to increased demand for these premium products in Europe, DE-STA-CO will dedicate highly trained CRL technical and sales support engineers to better serve European customers. Destaco Europe and its distribution network will provide the full CRL product line directly to its OEM partners and end-users in the nuclear and life sciences industries.

To learn more about Destaco’s line of CRL products, stop by Destaco booth #223 at WM2015, visit


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