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 of different linear and rotary mechanical systems, servo drives and motors as well as controller solutions and I/O systems. Always complemented by a varied and open range of communication options for seamless automation solutions.
Whether the task involves linear motion, swivelling, gripping or stopping, our electromechanical axes and modules leave nothing to be desired.
Take advantage of the complete flexibility of our perfectly coordinated servo drives and servo motors with direct integration into virtually any automation environment.
Create more flexibility with the I/O system and motion control solutions from Festo: they can be directly integrated into higher-level control concepts or be used as a flexible and modular solution for comprehensive automation concepts.
Solve simple or complex 2D and 3D handling tasks with our ready-to-install systems and configure your solution in just 20 minutes with the Handling Guide Online.
Each application requires different mechanical motion, either linear or rotary. The modular mechanical system from Festo is extremely diverse and offers all the common mechanical motion 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 of the ease with which everything can be optimally combined but also because they are attractively priced!
The extensive range stands out thanks to its maximum rigidity and capacity to absorb high loads and torques, especially in the heavy-duty versions EGC-HD. Not only that, but the axes also offer high maximum speed and impressive dynamic response, even with long strokes up to 8.5 m.
Electric toothed belt axis EGC-TB-185 with 8.5 m stroke (0:47 mins)
Maximum connectivity of the hardware and software, the best possible efficiency and easy operation with servo motors and servo drives from Festo. They form the perfect link between your mechanical systems and control technology and are quick and easy to commission as a complete drive system with the Festo Automation Suite. Put together a combination of electric products that completely meets the requirements of your application, irrespective of your electromechanical system and control environment – perfectly integrated with electric connectivity from Festo.
The fast and easy drive adventure
Even a small automation task, such as simply moving a workpiece from A to B, can become an endless undertaking. Just looking for the right-sized components can turn into a complex project, while commissioning can take even longer.
Find out in this video how it can be done faster and, above all, easier (2:14 min.).
The CMMT-AS is one of the most compact servo drives in the area of low-voltage controllers. The price- and size-optimised servo drive offers extremely dynamic and precise point-to-point and interpolating motions. The low-voltage drive CMMT-ST is a simple and extremely cost-effective solution for positioning tasks and motion solutions with low power requirements.
Both servo drives can be seamlessly integrated into Ethernet-based system environments and controller-specific function blocks are available to download. A major plus point offered by the CMMT series is simple and error-free commissioning in just a few minutes and in just a few steps with the Festo Automation Suite.
The AC synchronous servo motor EMMT-AS is suitable for the CMMT-AS, is very easy to control and has great path accuracy, making it an outstanding choice for positioning tasks for all kinds of demanding and dynamic applications. Connecting the EMMT-AS to the CMMT-AS with the one-cable solution (OCP) reduces installation effort in your machine and saves space.
Compact and cost-effective, easy to install and convenient to connect
Installation and control concepts influence each other. This means that architectures must be cleverly networked to achieve seamless connectivity. Whether you’re looking for a stand-alone control concept with motion control and remote I/O for greater modularity and flexibility in the system layout, perfectly connected I/O systems and control solutions with other control concepts or an optimal, seamless integration into your system environment with Ethernet-based protocols: anything is possible. We call this intelligent connectivity.
Connectivity in real time
If you are faced with the challenges of having limited installation space, a shrinking number of control cabinets, of having to achieve high network capacity and good energy efficiency, then you’re probably asking yourself: what about decentralised automation?
In this video (2:38 mins), we’ll show you how you can tackle these challenges with our CPX-AP-I.
Starting from the bus interface, one or two lines can be set up using the daisy chain principle. Star and tree topology will also be possible in the future.
Connection to the higher-level controller via Ethernet-based bus protocols as well as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS.
AP system communication:
AP communication technology combines a host PLC with IO-Link devices, digital and analogue inputs and outputs, and data transfer to the cloud in one easy 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 existing system limits.
Centralised, decentralised, or a combination?
Discover the possibilities of decentralised or centralised machine architecture, or a combination of both.
Our ready-to-install systems provide you with a fast and reliable complete solution for your application that is fully assembled, tested and perfectly matched – electric, pneumatic or a mix. It includes an energy chain for cables and tubing, connection technology and matching servo drive package.
The modular and scalable systems
include extremely compact and cost-effective solutions on the one hand or offer an impressively high level of mechanical rigidity and sturdy design on the other, whether for light or heavy payloads or large workpieces and very long strokes.
Handling systems configured and digitalised in record time
Traditionally, designing and developing handling systems has been very time-consuming and expensive. With our unique Handling Guide Online, you can design a 2D or 3D system in just 15 minutes.
How does it work? We'll show you in this video (1:32 mins).