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Electric drives are an important component in factory automation. They are often used in applications that require high flexibility and precise positioning. Electrical drive technology is therefore particularly suitable for free, flexible and precise positioning and for long distances of more than 1,000 mm at high speeds and short cycle times. Electric drives also consume less energy during movement than pneumatic drives, for example, and work without jerks.
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Each application requires different mechanical motions – either linear or rotary. Our portfolio of electric drive components is extremely broad. In addition to electric linear actuators, cylinders and slides, you will also find electric rotary actuators, electric stoppers, electric handling modules and the right accessories.
Whether spindle axis, toothed belt axis or cantilever axis: the high load capacity and rigidity of the electric linear actuators from Festo are impressive. In addition, we offer toothed belt and spindle axis units as a complete solution – consisting of an integrated drive, motor and servo drive.
With our electric cylinders and slides, you can choose between a ball screw and a lead screw drive type. With strokes from 5 to 500 mm and sizes between 15 and 100, we offer the flexibility needed for different applications. Here, you will also find electric cylinder units and slide units as complete solutions.
We offer electric rotary actuators as rotary modules with toothed belts, as rotary drives with stepper motors and integrated gear units, as well as complete solutions as rotary drive units with integrated drives, motors and servo drives. The range also includes a front unit with an integrated rotary drive.
In automation technology, electric stoppers are used to stop or separate workpiece carriers or pallets during transport – for gentle, low-noise and safe stopping and for quick and easy configuration of transfer systems without compressed air. You can connect our stopper for conveyed goods from 0.25 to 100 kg directly to the PLC without an additional motor controller. Power supply, communication and logic processing functions are all integrated in the device itself.
In the field of electric drives in factory automation, we also offer custom electric handling systems. The complete handling unit of the rotary lifting module combines rotary and linear movements, with both movements being able to be positioned independently of one another. The rotary gripping module is ideal for gripping and rotating/aligning small objects in laboratory automation or the electronics industry.
Of course, we also offer the right accessories for our drives. This ranges from add-on parts for motor mounting, add-on parts for position sensing and add-on parts for protective devices, fastening elements and linear guides, all the way to accessories for cushioning and drive-specific accessories.