Operating Company News

New Beta Lab from Central Research Laboratories® Helps Customers Create Customized Transfer Solutions

Central Research Laboratories® (CRL), a global leader in the remote-handling industry, is excited to announce the launch of its new Beta Lab service that helps customers develop customized transfer solutions to fit their specific application needs.

“We are constantly striving to create new ways to help our customers become more efficient,” said Byron J. Paul, President of Destaco, CRL’s parent company. “Beta Lab is an outstanding example of our commitment to partner with our customers to identify the optimal solutions for their application.”


Customers who turn to Beta Lab to develop their perfect transfer solution work hand-in-hand with CRL through a four-step process to reach their goal — Evaluate, Customize, Validate and Supply. Once the process requirements are established, CRL leverages its decades of experience and proven technologies to craft a customized solution.

The ultimate result of the Beta Lab process is the formation of a unique partnership between the customer and CRL that ensures a solution is developed that best suits their specific needs. This service expands beyond standard options available in the market, leading the way with unmatched service and value to create the best solution possible.

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 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.