On the road to seamless automation of machines and systems, we offer you a unique range of solutions. Take advantage of one of the most extensive product portfolios with a wide variety of linear and rotary mechanical systems, servo drives and motors, as well as control solutions and I/O systems. Always complemented by a varied and open range of communication options for seamless automation solutions.
Power Up with Electric Automation Solutions
With the new I/O system CPX-AP-I in IP65/IP67, powerful I/O modules and existing valve manifold connections can be integrated into the most important host systems – including IO-Link master.
Regardless of whether it involves linear movement, rotation, gripping or stopping: our electromechanical axes and modules leave nothing to be desired.
Take advantage of the full flexibility of our perfectly matched servo drives and servo motors by integrating them directly into virtually any automation environment.
Create free space with the I/O system and motion control solutions from Festo: integrated directly and completely into higher-level control concepts or as a flexible and modular solution for comprehensive automation concepts.
Solve simple or complex 2D and 3D handling tasks with our pre-assembled systems and configure your solution in just 20 minutes with the Handling Guide Online.
Each application requires different mechanical motions – either linear or rotary. The mechanical modular system from Festo is extremely diverse and offers all the common mechanical motion mechanical systems with interfaces that match one another as well as the workpiece and the motor. Discover our highlights for the best mechanical connectivity, which are not only impressive because they can be combined easily and seamlessly, but also because of their attractive prices!
The extensive series is characterized on the one hand by its maximum rigidity and load capacity for absorbing high loads and torques, especially in the heavy-duty versions EGC-HD. On the other hand, the axes excel with high maximum speeds and outstanding dynamics, especially for long strokes of up to 8.5 m.
Electric toothed belt axis EGC-TB-185 with 8.5 m hub (0:47 min)
Maximum connectivity in hardware and software, the highest efficiency and simple operation with the servo motors and servo drives from Festo. They are the ideal link between your mechanics and control technology and can be commissioned quickly and easily as a complete drive system with the Festo Automation Suite. Assemble your own electrical combination that meets the exact requirements of your application, regardless of your electromechanical system and control environment – perfectly integrated with electrical connectivity from Festo.
A quick and easy drive adventure
Even a small automation task like simply moving a workpiece from A to B can become an endless undertaking. Just finding properly sized components can make a project unnecessarily complex – and initial operation can take even longer.
In this video (2:14 min.), you’ll learn how this can done faster and, above all, easier.
The CMMT-AS is one of the most compact servo drives in the area of low-voltage controllers. The price and size optimized servo drive stands for highly dynamic and precise point-to-point and interpolating movements. The CMMT-ST extra-low voltage controller is available for simple, highly economical positioning tasks and motion solutions with low power requirements.
Both servo drives can be seamlessly integrated into Ethernet-based system environments, for which control-specific function blocks are available for download. One important plus of the CMMT family is the simple and error-free commissioning in just a few minutes and in just a few steps via Festo Automation Suite.
Compatible with the CMMT-AS, the AC synchronous servo motor EMMT-AS is impressive with its very good controllability and path accuracy in positioning tasks for all types of demanding and dynamic applications. And the connection of the EMMT-AS to the CMMT-AS through the one cable plug solution (OCP) reduces the amount of installation work required in your machine while also saving space.
Compact and economical, easily installed and conveniently connected
Installation and control concepts influence each other. This means that architectures must be cleverly networked to achieve seamless connectivity. Whether you want a stand-alone control concept with motion control and remote I/O for more modularity and freedom in the system layout, perfect networking of I/O system and control solution with other common control concepts, or perfect, seamless integration into your system environment with Ethernet-based protocols: Everything is possible. We call it intelligent connectivity.
Connectivity in real time
If you are faced with the challenge of limited installation space and need to reduce the number of control cabinets while also ensuring high network performance and good energy efficiency, then you're probably asking yourself: why not decentralized automation?
In this video (2:38 min), we show you how you can meet these challenges with our CPX-AP-I.
System topology :
Starting from the bus interface, one or two lines can be set up using the daisy chain principle. In the future: star and tree topology.
Connection to the higher-level control system via Ethernet-based bus protocols as well as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS.
AP System Communication:
The AP communication technology combines a host PLC with IO-Link® devices, digital and analog inputs and outputs, and data transfer to the cloud in a simple package.
Several IO-Link® masters with up to four IO-Link® devices can be connected to one bus interface, which theoretically allows up to 316 IO-Link® devices per bus interface within the given system limits.
Our pre-assembled systems provide you with a fast and reliable complete solution for your application that is fully assembled, tested and perfectly coordinated – electric, pneumatic, or a mix. Includes energy chain for cable and tubing, connection technology and matching servo drive package.
The modular and scalable systems
include on the one hand very compact and cost-efficient solutions or excel with high mechanical rigidity and robust designs – whether for lightweight or heavy payloads or for large workpieces and very long strokes.
Handling systems configured and digitized in record time
Traditionally, designing and developing concepts for handling systems is costly and time-consuming. With our unique Handling Guide Online, you can design a 2D or 3D system in as little as 15 minutes.
How does it work? We show you exactly how in this video (1:32 min.).