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Retro-Fit Glove Ports from Central Research Laboratories® Improve Safety and Versatility in Glovebox Applications

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RED WING, MN, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Research Laboratories® (CRL), part of Destaco and Dover (NYSE: DOV), and a global leader in the remote-handling industry, has developed Retro-Fit Glove Ports that allow users to transform their non-Push-Through Glove Ports into Push-Through Glove Ports capable of utilizing all of CRL’s Push-Through technologies.

“Our customers want safer and more efficient solutions, and the new CRL Retro-Fit Glove Ports provide just that,” explained Tom Gahr, General Manager of CRL. “By utilizing our proven CRL enclosure ring technology we are able to maintain containment and provide faster and safer glove changes, without risking the spread of contamination. There is also greater flexibility with this system. Installation of other accessories such as plugs, bags, windows, and safety covers can quickly expand glovebox functionality, providing even more value for our customers.”

To install, the Retro-Fit Glove Port is simply placed over the existing port and securely mounted to the glovebox. Using CRL’s Ejection Tool, the glove assembly is then securely installed into the port and ready for use. Glove and accessory changes can be quickly and safely performed at any point without losing containment.

The Retro-Fit Glove Ports are currently available for mounting onto 8-inch round glove port rings. Different configurations can also be accommodated to convert any existing port to utilize push-through technology. Contact CRL for more information on customization options.

For more information on CRL and its extensive family of remote-handling solutions, please visit

About CRL & Destaco:
Headquartered in Red Wing, MN, USA, Central Research Laboratories® (CRL) became a Destaco company in 2007. It possesses more than 70 years of innovation experience in the development of remote-handling systems, including Telemanipulators, Transfer Systems, Glove Ports and Waste Drum Transfer Systems. CRL solutions promote operator safety and efficiency when performing various tasks in nuclear and life science applications around the world.

Destaco, a Dover 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 science, 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. More information is available at

About Dover:
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at