Festo Introduces New Microslide DGSC – It Measures Only 8 mm wide
The new pneumatic slide is a spatial miracle of design
Festo’s new microslide DGSC is a real spatial miracle. At only 8mm wide, this pneumatic slide is ideal for installation in small spaces such as in the production of electronics and small parts assembly. But the space-saving design does not impair precision. On the contrary, its positioning accuracy is just 0.01mm due to the preloaded ball bearing cage guide.
Its areas of application range from handling operations in Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems and simultaneous loading/unloading of multiple chips or ICs in and out of the test process to attaching small screws and marking printed circuit boards with a data matrix code.
And the microslide is especially efficient. For example, depending on the type and location of use no setting is required, except for advancing the end position of the work piece. This stroke compensation is made possible by a spring integrated between the piston rod and the yoke. The pneumatic slide has low breakaway torque and travels jerk-free starting at a pressure of 15 psi. Parts can thus be safely picked up and put down without getting lost.
In addition, mechanical interfaces simplify the integration in the machine environment and save money as well. Various mounting and air-connection variants enable the DGSC to be easily adapted to its installation situation. The compact dimensions of the DGSC allow multiple slides to be installed next to each other when the grid dimension is narrow.