Linear axes

Electric linear actuators from Festo

Electric linear actuators are motor-driven linear drives that are used in positioning, assembly and handling systems. Toothed belt and spindle axes are particularly common. Festo also offers a cantilever axis and complete solutions consisting of an integrated drive, motor and servo drive.

Spindle axes

Our spindle axis EGC-BS and our spindle axis ELGC-BS are available in the Festo core range. The spindle axis EGC-BS gets high scores with its high repetition accuracy and its recirculating ball bearing guide for high loads and moments, while the ELGC-BS is valued above all for its compact design and the option of a flexible motor connection. The spindle axis EGC-BS has a unique, optimized cross section that achieves maximum rigidity and load capacity. The spindle axis ELGC-BS is our cost-effective variant that achieves the most compact dimensions and is therefore particularly suitable for use in small parts handling or desktop applications.

As an extremely compact and inexpensive complete solution, consisting of an integrated drive, motor and servo drive, we have the spindle axis unit ELGS-BS in our core range, which is ideal for precise XY movements, e.g. in assembly systems or in small parts handling. Additional features of the electric linear actuator ELGS-BS are a powerful ball screw, the easy-cleaning Clean Design and the two standard integrated control options – IO-Link® and digital I/O (DIO). Other Festo spindle axes, for example the ELGT-BS, are not only impressive due to their compact design but also because of their high load capacity and rigidity, which is achieved through the double-acting guide.

Cantilever axes

Our cantilever axis ELCC is very light and at the same time rigid. It is used in particular in the packaging industry for palletizing as well as other positioning tasks with long strokes. It is designed to handle loads of up to 100 kilograms and achieves up to 30% lower cycle times. Other characteristics are its fixed drive head and the high level of rigidity due to the innovative design principle.

Toothed belt axes

As a dynamic linear drive, our heavy-duty toothed belt axis EGC-TB achieves high speeds, even with heavy loads and long strokes. It is optionally available with a locking unit on one or both sides. As a cost-effective variant, our toothed belt axis ELGC-TB achieves the most compact dimensions and optimal use of the installation space, making it ideal for use in small parts handling or desktop applications. It has an extremely precise and resilient internal guide and toothed belt, protected by a stainless steel cover strip. In addition, motors can be connected flexibly. Both toothed belt axes are part of the Festo core range. As a complete solution with an integrated drive, motor and servo drive, we offer you our toothed belt axis unit ELGS-TB, which is ideal for precise XY movements and has a long service life.

These electric actuators meet a wide variety of requirements. Whether for low and medium loads, or for high speeds, accelerations, loads and torques – with us you will find electric linear actuators with a good price-performance ratio.