Automation system CPX-E

When used as an automation system, the CPX-E acts as the central controller for your custom handling system. The CPX-E is designed for use as an EtherCAT master controller and motion controller in IP20 or a compact, reasonably priced remote I/O.
  • Modern control system with high performance
  • Fieldbus master interfaces, EtherCAT® master, fieldbus slave interfaces, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT® digital input modules (16DI), digital output modules (8DO/0.5A)
  • Analogue input modules (current, voltage), analogue output modules (current, voltage)
  • Modern programming with CoDeSys V3 to IEC 61131-3
  • Integration of SoftMotion functions (SoftMotion)
  • Compact I/O assembly
  • Easy mounting of the control system
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Automation platform CPX-E: the interface for many functions

As the interface between the host controller and a modular automation solution, the CPX-E is the interface between pneumatics, electric drive technology and sensors technology. The integrated decentralised control function is integrated in the decentralised network via EtherCAT® masters. EtherCAT® is also used for the direct connection of servo drives. IO-Link® provides greater flexibility for point-to-point communication.

CPX-E motion licence
With the software licence “Motion and robotics” for the controller CPX-E-CEC-M1-xx, you get a user-friendly solution that lets you design handling applications quickly and conveniently. You can obtain the two licences at Festo AppWorld.

PTP licence

  • Point-to-point interpolation
  • Actuation of simple kinematic systems
  • Graphic visualisation for handheld operator unit CDSA-D3-RV
  • Teach-in function in combination with visualisation
  • For applications such as pick & place, loading/unloading

CP licence

  • Cartesian linear and circular interpolation
  • Orientation interpolation
  • Contour applications
  • Graphic visualisation for handheld operator units CDSA-D3-RV
  • Teach-in function in combination with visualisation

Festo Teach Language FTL

The software FTL is included in the CPX-E motion licences. It provides a variety of functions for programming motion and actuating I/Os. Thanks to its simple design and intuitive operation, programming motions is very quick and requires no extensive programming skills or special training. This means the programmer can focus fully on the application.

For mobile commissioning and optimisation: handheld operator unit CDSA

  • Graphical, intuitive software for teach-in
  • Easy-to-learn, dialogue-based software on a touchscreen
  • Integrated message system
  • User management
  • 7“ touchscreen
  • Integration in two-channel safety circuits with emergency stop and enabling button
  • Switch-off box for control cabinet assembly
  • Available cable lengths: 5, 10 and 15 m

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