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White Paper
White Paper Considerations for choosing pneumatic guided drives and slides

This whitepaper includes information on:

• How pneumatic guided drives and slides work

• Pneumatic or electric? Where pneumatic excels

• Guided drive or slide? Which to choose

• Customization possibilities: bearings, cushioning and more

• Models for special situations

• Sizing the drive or slide for your application

More productivity with optimally cushioned pneumatic cylinders
More productivity with optimally cushioned pneumatic cylinders White paper

With the right end-position cushioning, you can significantly increase the efficiency of your entire pneumatic system.

When used to its full effect, it can improve cycle times and even reduce the size of the components used.

  

And all this for the simple reason that good end-position cushioning decreases the impact forces generated by changing loads and extreme dynamic stress – factors that play a crucial role in defining the travel time and speed of pneumatic cylinders.

Automation with function integration
Automation with function integration The pneumatic and electrical modules of the valve terminal CPX/MPA/VTSA

An overview of the automation platform CPX

 

 

Single-platform solutions

• Digital and analogue standard tasks

• Demanding I/O tasks with single-channel diagnostics and parameterisation

• Temperature, displacement and pressure measurement

• Electrical and pneumatic safety functions

• Integrated, comprehensive diagnostics and condition monitoring

• Subordinate, decentralised installation system

 

Combine these functions directly with the operating elements

• Pilot or process valves

• Control valves for cylinders, grippers, vacuum

• Pressure regulators

• Servopneumatic positioning systems

• Electric drives and axes

 

For control, choose from fi eldbus/Ethernet as remote I/O or the following front-end controllers:

• CPX-FEC (Festo mini control system)

• CPX-CEC (CODESYS controller with 32-bit processor,  400 MHz, CANopen master)

• PC Worx (controller for control environments from Phoenix Contact)

White Paper: Tips for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in food and beverage production
White Paper: Tips for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in food and beverage production

Maximum availability is not something that happens by chance, it’s the result of forward-looking action. Processing food economically and at the right time is absolutely essential. Otherwise there is a risk that production has to be stopped and raw materials are wasted.

Taking overall equipment effectiveness into consideration provides clear guidance on how to maximise productivity, and thus on economic operation of the system. But which influencing factors affect overall equipment effectiveness and how to get started on the path to
optimisation?

White Paper - Food Safety
White Paper - Food Safety Hygienic automation technology in food production

Protecting the consumer and the manufacturer’s brand are the key aspects of hygienic and efficient automation in food production. The aims are high productivity and perfect tasting food.

White Paper: Saving process costs with software support
White Paper: Saving process costs with software support Part 1: Practical tips for phases 1 – 3

Product life cycles are becoming ever shorter. Less and less time is available, whether for development of an installation or its possible
modernisation. Companies and their employees therefore try to continuously optimise their processes as that is the only way they can
remain competitive and deal with increasingly demanding challenges.
The software tools provided by system and component suppliers can support them in this; they have been available for quite some time and
their number is constantly growing. The short tips in this white paper are intended as a guide to selecting tools which will help you to save
valuable time.

Catalogue for Process Automation
Catalogue for Process Automation
Automation Technology
Automation Technology Pneumatic and electrical components
  • Pneumatic drives
  • Servopneumatic positioning systems
  • Electromechanical drives
  • Motors and controllers
  • Grippers
  • Handling systems
  • Vacuum technology
  • Valves
  • Valve terminals
  • Sensors
  • Image processing systems
  • Compressed air preparation
  • Pneumatic connection technology
  • Electrical connection technology
  • Control technology and software
  • Other pneumatic devices
  • Ready-to-install solutions
  • Services
Operating conditions and standards in pneumatics
Operating conditions and standards in pneumatics
Factory Automation:
Factory Automation: Learning systems and services for basic and further training

Today’s advanced manufacturing industry relies heavily on mechatronics and automation technologies, making these technologies fast-growing career fields.

Selected products. Your partner for factory and process automation
Selected products. Your partner for factory and process automation
Technology for education and science
Technology for education and science The current range of Festo Didactic products
Sensors - Vision systems
Sensors - Vision systems Complete program of all sensors and vision systems

Proximity sensors, position sensors, signal converters, pressure and vacuum sensors, flow sensors, inductive sensors, opto-electronic sensors, air gap sensors, sensor boxes, vision systems for function monitoring,orientation and quality inspection; connecting cables, plug connectors, sensor testers

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