Handling systems

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Handling modules

Handling modules

With pneumatic drive

With drive shaft, without drive

Payload: 0 ... 1600 g

Force 30 ... 65 N

Cycle time 0.6 ... 1 second

Cartesian systems

Cartesian systems

Different variants of linear drives and slide drives

Single and multi-axis systems

Linear gantries, planar surface gantries and three-dimensional gantries

Electric and pneumatic actuation

Parallel kinematic systems

Parallel kinematic systems

High-speed handling system with robotic functionality for free movement in three dimensions

Control systems

Control systems

Tested and ready-to-install control systems from a single source, in a control cabinet or on a mounting plate.

Accessories for handling modules

Accessories for handling modules

Adapter kits and installation components for handling units which allow handling systems to be constructed.

Selection guide

Selection Guide

Industrial robots

Handling modulesThese are ready-to-install functional modules for repositioning, feeding and removing small parts in extremely confined spaces. The movement is force-guided via a slotted link and enables very short cycle times. Depending on the handling system, either a C- or L-shaped movement is carried out. The movements in the Y and Z direction are variable within a range of 40 millimetres. The handling modules are designed to be used with electric, servo-pneumatic or pneumatic drives. Pre-assembled modules with an attached drive are also available. The interface to the workpiece allows various gripper types from Festo to be adapted.
Cartesian robotsThese are ready-to-install Cartesian robots for multi-dimensional movements, based on Festo linear and slide drives or parallel kinematic kinematics. A precise solution is available for every application, from extremely small to sturdy and highly dynamic handling systems. Linear, planar surface and three-dimensional gantries enable free positioning within a linear range up to a three-dimensional space. Matching stepper and servo motors, motor controllers and an integrated energy supply concept provide a reliable, ready-to-install solution. Supported by innovative software solutions for engineering and configuration, the handling systems can be designed online and put into operation efficiently in just a few minutes based on your application data.
Parallel kinematic systemsReady-to-install parallel kinematic systems for free positioning in the three-dimensional workspace represent precision in movement and positioning as well as exceptionally high dynamics. The kinematics are based on a parallel kinematic drive concept with three fixed motors that are mounted on a pyramid-shaped mechanical structure consisting of linear axes and carbon fibre-reinforced rods.The highly rigid mechanical design and low moving mass make the parallel kinematic system up to three times faster than comparable Cartesian systems.The robot is suspended from the top of the installation so that access to and usage of the workspace can be maximised, while also contributing to a reduction of the overall footprint.
Control technologyFesto offers ready-to-connect and tested control systems from a single source that can significantly reduce the commissioning and integration costs,whether they are systems for simple control tasks or complex controllers of a highly dynamic movement. The Festo control systems with their user-friendly and maintenance-friendly design complete the ready-to-connect solution packages for all handling systems.Safety-related electric components and control technology from Festo provides you with the security of implementing safety measures in compliance with the Machinery Directive.