Destaco expands its manual tightening product offering

New and improved models offer users more flexibility in tightening applications

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Destaco, which is part of Dover (NYSE:DOV), announced that it continues to expand options within its Manual gripper family of products by creating new models and upgrading existing versions. These extended offerings are designed to give users additional flexibility when outfitting their clamping systems.

Focus on three of these latest innovations:

  • Front-Mount Hand Grippers: Designed with a vertical mounting base that reduces awkward contours and available with both vertical (2002-UF and 2007-UF models) and horizontal (225-UF and 235-UF models) handle action, these Clamps help improve safety by providing more clearance for larger hand clearances. They also use the same pattern of mounting holes, pins, washers and bolt retainers as the existing models. All models have hardened bushings at key pivot points for longer life and higher holding capabilities.
  • Manual Toggle Lock Plus Clamps: The new 503-MLBR and 533-LBR models are extensions of Destaco’s 503-MLB and 533-LB vertical toggle clamps and feature the patented Toggle Lock Plus locking system. The space-saving Toggle Lock Plus uses a locking disc to secure the position. This solution does not require any welding and offers additional protection against unintentional opening and closing. The 503-MLBR and 533-LBR collets are fully interchangeable with models having the same specifications. Other models are available on request.
  • 800 Series Hand Clamps: Quality improvements have been made to three models in the 800 Series family of clamps. The 802-U model now includes an improved pneumatic cylinder which helps to ensure that the the gripper is less than the maximum holding capacity; new composite bearings on trunnion mount and cylinder pivot point; and a redesigned clevis bolt, plus increased rivet and pre-stop diameters. The 807-U is offered with lubrication-free, maintenance-free composite bearings on the trunnion support, a redesigned clevis bolt and a reconfigured base that improves the open/close performance of the unit. New composite bearings that eliminate metal-to-metal contact without the need for lubrication or maintenance are upgrades to the 810-U.

“Our number one mission is to provide our customers with safe, industry-leading products that help them optimize performance in all of their critical bolting applications,” said Thomas Stimac, Destaco Regional Sales Manager, Automotive. “The introduction of the expanded portfolio of Plus front-mount and toggle-mounted hand grippers, along with updates to the 800 Series models, fulfills this mission, further strengthening our offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. .”

To learn more about Destaco or any of its high performance automation, clamping or remote handling solutions, please visit or call (888) Destaco (888-337-8226).

About Destaco:
Destaco, a Dover Corporation company, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high performance automation, tightening 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.

Building on a heritage of over 100 years, Destaco offers a comprehensive line of products designed to engineer precise motion, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers worldwide. The Destaco product family consists of industry leading brands such as Destaco hand grippers, electric grippers and end effectors; Camco™ and Ferguson™ indexers; Robohand™ grippers; and CRL™ Handlers and Transfer Ports. Destaco is based in Auburn Hills, MichiganUSA The company has more than 800 employees in 13 locations, in 9 countries, across the Americas, Europe and Asia. More information is available at

About Dover:
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual sales of approximately $8 billion. We provide innovative equipment and components, consumables, spare parts, software and digital solutions, and support services across five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy and Fuel, Imaging and Identification , pumps and process solutions and climate and sustainable technologies. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for its entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of more than 25,000 employees embraces an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what is possible. Based at Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. Additional information is available at

Contact Destaco:
Kristen Fairbrother
(248) 836-6674
[email protected]

Media contact in Dover:
Adrian Sakowicz, Vice President, Communications
(630) 743-5039
[email protected]

Contact with investors in Dover:
Jack DickenSenior Director, Investor Relations
(630) 743-2566
[email protected]


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