Overview
  • Heritage of offering quality tools that solve real problems
  • Highly respected brand
The Back Story
  • Founded in 1959
  • Dedicated strategically located facilities
Claim to Fame
  • Outstanding durability
  • Best Total Cost of Ownership in Industry
  • Most compact system design
Game Changers
  • Electric spindles - freely programmable tightening
  • Intelligent spindle system - single cable
Overview

DGD® is a world leading brand for over 60 years in fastening systems and assembly equipment.

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The Back Story

One of the leading suppliers of tools to automotive, aerospace and general industry. DGD® is a world leading brand in fastening systems and assembly equipment. In 1979, Cooper Industries acquired Gardner-Denver Company and thus also Deutsche Garder-Denver GmbH (established in 1959) in Westhausen, Germany. In 1984, the first DGD® electric spindles with freely programmable tightening control were introduced to the market. In 1987, all DGD® built-in nutrunners were converted to brushless motors. In 1995, new modular systems introduced for DGD® built-in nutrunners allowing versatile applications due to interchangeable components, such as motors, gearboxes, combination transducers and drives. In 2005, DGD® introduced the breakthrough Intelligent Spindle with an onboard servo control and single cable design for spindle multiples, providing best cost of ownership and the most compact system.

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Claim to Fame

DGD® is well known for its reliability and accuracy. The brand’s development of the intelligent spindle nutrunners represented a significant innovation in the fastening industry and offered customers a lower total cost of ownership compared to the competition.

The key features of this world class system include:

  • LED status indicators facilitate rapid troubleshooting
  • Patented “on board” servo module mounted on the motor eliminates the need for a large floor-mounted control system
  • Significantly increased free speed provides industry-leading speed
  • Single cable design allows for control of multiple nutrunners with one field cable from the controller by daisy-chaining the nutrunners together with individual field jumper cable
Game Changers

The intelligent spindle (nutrunner) represents a breakthrough in technology relating to fixtured nutrunners. The intelligent nutrunners have been a big game changer in the fastening industry. These key features of the intelligent nutrunners offer our customer a lower total cost of ownership over the competition.  

The key features of the system are as follows:

  • LED status indicators: These LED status indicators that ease in the rapid problem troubleshooting.
  • Servo module mounted on the motor: This feature eliminates the need for a large floor mounted control system.
  • Increased free speed: These nutrunners offer industry leading world class speed across the entire product offering.
  • Single cable design: They have the ability to control multiple nutrunners with one field cable from the controller by daisy chaining the nutrunners together with individual field jumper cables.