At Festo, servopneumatics stands for controlled pneumatic positioning technology. Servopneumatics is always a system. It always consists of a cylinder with a linear potentiometer, a proportional directional control valve and a positioning controller. With a servopneumatic system, a pneumatic cylinder can move to a preset target position in a position-controlled manner or generate a preset target force in a force-controlled manner.
Because air is a compressible drive medium, servopneumatics are the "soft" positioning technology. If the actuator is controlled in its position, it can be pushed away by a correspondingly large external force. The systems are particularly attractively priced when masses > 10 kg are moved.
As the global market leader in servopneumatic systems, Festo now presents the third generation of servopneumatic drive systems.