Electric drives are an important component in factory automation. They are often used in applications that require high flexibility and precise positioning. Electric drive technology is therefore especially suitable for free, flexible and precise positioning as well as for travel distances that are longer than 1,000 mm, with high speeds and short cycle times. Electric drives also consume less energy during movement than pneumatic drives, for example, and operate jerk-free.
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Each application requires different mechanical motion, either linear or rotary. Our portfolio of electric drive components is extremely broad. In addition to electric axes, cylinders and slides, you will also find electric rotary drives, electric stoppers, electric handling modules and matching accessories.
Electric axes from Festo, whether spindle axis, toothed belt axis or cantilever axis, impress with their high load capacity and rigidity. In addition, we offer toothed belt and spindle axis units as complete solutions, consisting of integrated drive, motor and servo drive.
For our electric cylinders and slides, you can choose between ball screw and lead screw as the drive type. With strokes from 5 to 500 mm and sizes between 15 and 100, we offer the necessary flexibility for different applications. Here, too, you will find electric cylinder and slide units as complete solutions.
We offer electric semi-rotary drives as a rotary module with toothed belt, a rotary drive with stepper motor and integrated gear unit as well as a rotary drive unit as a complete solution with integrated drive, motor and servo drive. The range also includes a front unit with integrated rotary drive.
Electric stoppers are used in automation technology for stopping or separating workpiece carriers or pallets that are being transported. They ensure stopping processes are gentle, quiet and safe, while also being quick and easy to install on transfer systems without compressed air. You can connect the electric stopper for conveyed goods weighing between 0.25 and 100 kg directly to the PLC, without an additional motor controller. The power supply, communication and logic processing functions are all integrated in the device itself.
As part of our electric drive range for factory automation, we also offer electric handling technology. The complete rotary/linear handling unit combines rotary and linear movements, whereby both movements can be positioned independently of each other. The rotary gripper module is ideal for gripping and rotating/aligning small objects in laboratory automation or the electronics industry.
Of course, we also offer matching accessories for our drives. These range from attachments for motor mounting, attachments for position detection and attachments for protective devices to fastening components, linear guides, accessories for cushioning and drive-specific accessories.