Rotary actuators

Rotary drives

Pneumatic rotary drives from Festo enable rotary movements with a swivel angle of up to 270°. Both rotary vane drives and rack-and pinion drives typically achieve maximum precision while also offering excellent performance and great versatility. As a result, our pneumatic drives are used in factory automation across a wide range of industries.

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The impressive features of our compact rotary drives include installation in tight spaces, high permissible mass moments of inertia and the sensing option. Selected types are also available in a modular design with additional functions or are suitable for potentially explosive atmospheres in accordance with the ATEX directive.

Rotary drives with vanes

Festo rotary vane cylinders are compact and affordable drives available in two series: the DRVS series consists of rotary drives that are optimised for swivelling and are especially lightweight and compact. The swivel angle is either fixed or can be adjusted with the help of optional accessories. The DSM series offers lots of optional functions, including especially powerful hydraulic cushioning for high energy. The swivel angles of the DSM rotary drives are infinitely adjustable over the entire swivel range and deliver high precision thanks to fixed metal stops.

Vane drives

Rotary drives with rack and pinion

Our rotary drives which operate on the rack-and-pinion principle boast very high accuracy in the end positions, maximum load capacity of the bearing, very good axial run-out at the output shaft and high mass moments of inertia thanks to powerful cushioning. The DRRD series offers lots of optional functions that simplify use in handling and assembly technology: centre positioning module, energy through-feed, etc. With variable mounting options, the twin-piston drives are perfect in combination with other Festo drives and grippers.

Rack and pinion actuators

Rotary drives with linear drives

The Festo swivel/linear units DSL are a combination of a compact rotary drive with vane technology and a linear cylinder. They offer high repetition accuracy thanks to cushioning components with fixed stops. The swivel angles can be infinitely and accurately set. A simple plain-bearing guide or precise recirculating ball bearing guide makes swivelling up to 270° and linear strokes up to 200 mm possible.

Swivel linear actuators