VERSA Telemanipulator for Remote-Handling Systems

Dec. 14, 2017
DESTACO's telemanipulator can be customized for virtually any remote-handling application.

Central Research Laboratories (CRL), a DESTACO company and global leader in remote-handling automation solutions, announced today that it has launched its innovative VERSA Telemanipulator, a breakthrough solution that can be customized for virtually any remote-handling application.


Available sealed or unsealed, the new VERSA offers medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) models with lifting capacities of 20 lb. (9.0 kg) and 50 lb. (22.7 kg), respectively. Its unique three-piece design provides for extensive customization, making it an ideal choice for remote-handling applications that need to meet critically specific service requirements.


Unique design features of the VERSA include manual Command Arm Z Indexing for operator height adjustment, removable / changeable wrist joints, a remote-mounted drive system, and a versatile seal tube for interchangeable use with MD or HD models.


Another key design feature is the VR8 Handle System. The VR8 Handle System offers virtually infinite handle adjustability as well as a pronounced heel to prevent slippage, longer handle length, and a quick-release clamp for fast, easy, and tool-free changeouts. The reshaped, user-friendly tang/hilt, base and activation buttons make this one of the most innovative handles ever designed. To download a comprehensive White Paper on the development of the new VR8 Handle System design, please visit 


  • Variable Operator Height Adjustment
  • Ergonomically Designed VR8 Handle System
  • Easily, Removable/Changeable Wrist Joint
  • Versatile Seal Tube for interchangeable use with MD & HD models