Lightweight design offers unrivaled precision, efficiency and quality


  • Durable, glass-filled nylon capable of withstanding extreme temperatures; creep resistant
  • Ideal for use with steel and high-sensitivity aluminum proximity switches
  • Up to 70 percent lighter than competing products
  • Uses industry-standard mounting


Auburn Hills, Mich. (August 13, 2015)
– Destaco, the industry’s leading, global provider of high-performance automation and workholding solutions, today launched its revolutionary Accelerate® Plastic Proximity Switch Mount.

While competing aluminum mounts can only be used with proximity switches to sense steel, the new Plastic Proximity Switch Mount is capable of being used with sensors for steel and aluminum panels – an industry first. Aluminum mounts give a false reading when being used with high-sensitivity aluminum proximity switches, but the Plastic Proximity Switch Mount provides an accurate reading with each cycle.

Engineered with high-strength nylon, the Plastic Proximity Switch Mount joins Destaco’s Accelerate collection of lightweight end effector tooling solutions, which are designed to reduce weight by up to 50 percent and increase manufacturing productivity by up to 30 percent. The new proximity switch mount also helps to reduce robot-arm bounce, automation component wear and tear, and maintenance costs for minimal downtime and improved profit margins.

“Destaco’s new Plastic Proximity Switch Mount is a shining example of our commitment to helping manufacturers meet evolving market needs, specifically in the shift toward lightweighting and aluminum use,” said Rob Pitera, global product director, end effectors, Destaco. “This customizable solution is the only one of its kind able to be used with sensors for both steel and aluminum sheet metal panels. As a result, it allows press lines to run seamlessly at optimal efficiency regardless of the material being handled.”

Able to withstand high production rates and extreme manufacturing temperatures, the Plastic Proximity Switch Mount is available in three hole patterns; features customizable snap-on ball joints (28.5 millimeter and 32 millimeter options available); and comes with apple-core locking configurations. The proprietary extension-armlocking mechanism ensures superior positioning during the manufacturing process.

For more information about the Destaco Accelerate collection or other lightweight automation tooling, visit www.destaco.com/lightweight-tooling.html.

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