Motors and servo drives

Festo motors and servo drives

Motors are used in all types of applications and in a wide variety of industries. But what are servo drives used for? Servo drives control the operating modes of a motor. Together with the motor, they form the interface between the mechanics and the controller; they can therefore be called the heart of any motion control system. It is their task to tell the motor what it is supposed to do, how often and at what speed according to the required production result. In industry, safety, precision and reliability of the drive system are of the highest priority. You will find a large selection of motors and servo drives for a wide range of requirements. Configure your servo drive solution now using the engineering tool Electric Motion Sizing, regardless of your control environment and its manufacturers. You can then commission your drive system quickly and easily using the Festo Automation Suite.

Find out more about our individual product categories such as electric servo drives, servo motors or stepper motors.

Servo drive CMMT-AS

The multi-protocol-capable servo drive CMMT-AS is a standard servo drive in our Core Range. This compact servo drive for point-to-point and interpolating motion is ideal for different Ethernet-based bus systems and can be directly integrated into system environments of other manufacturers.

Servo drive CMMT-AS

Festo servo motor EMMT-AS

Also included in the Festo Core Range is servo motor EMMT-AS, which is the optimum solution for dynamic and demanding applications. The drive combines maximum economy with maximum performance and offers a very low cogging torque, which ensures good controllability and track accuracy for positioning tasks. The simple connection technology (space-saving one-cable solution) and the 310° rotatable plug also allow it to be installed quickly and flexibly.

Servo motor EMMT-AS

Connecting cable NEBM

We offer the right plug connectors to ensure our drive technology and your electronics are optimally connected. In our Core Range you will find connecting cable NEBM for servo motors, motor controllers and servo drives from Festo. The plug connection can be used in a wide temperature range and is also suitable for energy chains.

Connecting cable NEBM

Suitable servo drives and motors for any application

In addition to the standard products and the products from our Core Range, we offer a number of other products in various categories:

All our products are attractively priced and versatile. We offer motors and servo drives that are optimally suited for accelerating or decelerating in the millisecond range. Our Festo products are also ideal for precisely controlling position, speed and torque or for controlling and maintaining specific positions with the highest possible precision.

Application areas for servo motors

Festo servo motors are often used in sectors or industries that require a high level of precision, flexibility and reliability. Examples of these include:

  • Plastics production
  • Textile manufacturing
  • Packaging systems
  • Robotics
  • Electromobility
  • Medical technology
  • Metal production
  • Printing technology
  • Conveyor systems

Thanks to their dynamic response, flexibility, precision and performance, they are frequently used in the packaging industry and assembly technology. In plastics or medical technology, servo motors are also used in order to execute precise movements with a reaction time of only a few microseconds. Servo motors and suitable controllers are also required in metal production and processing in order to drill, bend or cut metals automatically and precisely.

Advantages of servo motors and motor controllers

Using servo motors and matching motor controllers has many benefits in production. Servo motors can live up to their full potential, especially in automation processes. The following benefits highlight the case for using servo motors combined with suitable motor controllers:

  • More safety: servo motors and motor controllers offer the option of simultaneously switching off electric motors in an emergency via a central point.
  • Flexible series connection technology: The flexible series connection technology of servo controllers enables several servo motors to be easily connected in series for asynchronous operation. They can be integrated into systems to match the specific requirements or used to develop completely new systems.
  • Maximum precision: speeds and torques can be precisely controlled and maintained using pre-determined targets. The speed can also be adjusted to a target value in a fraction of a second.
  • Intelligent controllers: the drive enables direct automation and connectivity via a bus system. Data can also be processed directly in the drive system itself, for instance to optimise processes.
  • Increased efficiency: servo motors can be optimised to deliver high performance with the lowest possible energy costs. Servo motors also require little maintenance and have a long service life.