DESTACO Introduces RCM/RFM Series Pneumatic Pivot Units

New units have just one cylinder length for all opening angles with a significantly shorter design that features an integrated, patented locking system

Apr 21st, 2021 | Tags: Destaco In The News, Press Releases & News Articles - Global
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Auburn Hills, Michigan (April 21, 2021) DESTACO is pleased to announce the availability of its new RCM/RFM Series Pneumatic Pivot Units. They have been designed to offer greater flexibility and space-saving installation, and will replace the GR and RC Series models. The components feature a toggle lock and are driven by a pneumohydraulic cylinder that can move large devices used in welding and assembly applications. Like their predecessor models, the new models can be installed both horizontally and vertically.

"Being able to change the opening angle saves time. There is no need to readjust the improved sensor kit to recognize open and closed positions. Its fixed inductive sensor system ensures even greater accuracy and significantly reduces the need for spare part storage," said Christian Schubert, Global Product Manager at DESTACO, in explaining the main benefits of the RCM/RFM pneumatic pivot units.

While the cylinders of the predecessor series featured different lengths depending on the configured opening angles of the head, all pivot units now come with the same cylinder length, which are available in four sizes

The RFM series also includes an integrated locking mechanism. The patented system uses racks and ensures a safe stop of work processes or during a compressed air outage. The integrated mechanical rack locking mechanism ensures a secure and reliable locking process, meaning the piston rod blocking system is no longer needed. This also allows the entire unit to be shortened. That is why the models of the RFM series are between 44.5 to 134 millimeters shorter than those of the current GR series

The new pivot units are direct replacements for those of the predecessor series. They use the same pivot arm types and the standard hole pattern for easy installation in existing applications.

To learn more about any of DESTACO’s high-performance automation, workholding or remote-handling solutions, please call (888) DESTACO (888-337-8226).


DESTACO, a Dover Corporation company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding and remote-handling solutions. The company serves customers in a variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, industrial and nuclear sectors.

Built on a legacy of more than 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products designed to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world. The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual Clamps, Power Clamps, and End Effectors; Camco™ and Ferguson™ Indexers; Robohand™ Grippers; and CRL™ Manipulators and Transfer Ports.

DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.A. The company has more than 800 employees with 13 locations, in 9 countries, across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

DESTACO is part of Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. Dover delivers innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for its entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, Dover’s team of more than 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Dover is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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