Controllers

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Controllers

Controllers for stepper motors The stepper controller program offers a simple and cost-effective way of implementing electrical movements; in particular, the OMS (Optimised Motion Series) makes moving and positioning easier than ever before – and much more cost-effective than conventional electrical solutions. Our stepper controllers generally provide "open loop" and "closed loop" options, i.e. the option of being operated with an encoder. This considerably increases performance, avoids step losses and compensates for following errors. Festo stepper controllers use ServoLite technology based on sinusoidal signals, which enables more precise and smoother control than with the conventional microstepping method. I/O, IO-Link, Modbus®, CANopen and PROFIBUS are ideal to make operating our stepper drives on any PLC quick and easy.
Controllers for servo motors The servo controller range is specially designed for our toothed belt axes and spindle axes as well as for our electric cylinders – perfect in combination with engineering software and enhanced with complete safety solutions in the mechanical and drive systems. Together with our automation platform and other comprehensive motion control solutions, the servo drives provide a virtually unlimited range of solutions for industrial automation tasks, supported by innovative software solutions for engineering and configuration. Thanks to the variety of available fieldbuses such as PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT®, PROFIBUS, Modbus®, CANopen and DeviceNet®, the servo controllers are ideally suited for communication with virtually all PLCs.