Motors and servo drives

Festo motors and servo drives

Motors have a wide range of applications in a wide variety of industries. But what are servo drives necessary for? Servo drives control the modes of operation of the motor. Together with the motor, they form the interface between the mechanical system and the control system - they can therefore be described as the heart of any motion control system. Here their task is to tell the motor what to do according to the desired production result, how often and at what speed. In the industry, safety, precision and reliability of the drive system have the highest priority. With us you will find a wide range of motors and servo drives for the most diverse requirements. Now configure your servo drive solution together using the engineering tool Electric Motion Sizing - regardless of your control environment and its manufacturers. You can then commission your drive system quickly and easily using the Festo Automation Suite.

Learn more about our individual product categories such as electric servo drives, servo motors or stepper motors.

CMMT-AS servo drive

As a standard drive controller and in our core range you will find the multi-protocol capable CMMT-AS servo drive controller. This compact servo drive controller for point-to-point and interpolating movements is ideal for different Ethernet-based bus systems and can be directly integrated into system environments of other manufacturers.

Servo drive CMMT-AS

Festo EMMT-AS servo motor

Also included in the Festo core range is the EMMT-AS servo motor, which is the optimal solution for dynamic and demanding applications. The drive stands for maximum economy with maximum performance and offers a very low cogging torque, which ensures good controllability and path fidelity for positioning tasks. The simple connection technology (space-saving single-cable solution) and the 310° rotatable plug also allow fast and flexible installation.

Servo motor EMMT-AS

Connecting cable NEBM

For the plug connection with your electronics, we offer the right component for every drive technology. In our core range you will find the NEBM connecting cable for servo motors, motor controllers and servo drives from Festo. The plug connection can be used in a wide temperature range and is also suitability for energy chains.

Encoder cable NEBM

Suitable servo drives and motors for every application

In addition to the standard and the products from our core range, we also carry a number of other products in a variety of categories:

All our products are attractively priced and versatile. We offer motors and servo drives that are optimally suited for accelerating or decelerating in the millisecond range. Our Festo products are also ideal for the precise control of position, speed and torque or for controlling and maintaining specific positions with the highest possible precision.

Application areas of servo motors

Festo servo motors are often used in sectors or industries that rely on high precision, flexibility and reliability. Examples of this include:

  • Plastics manufacturing
  • Textile manufacturing
  • Packaging systems
  • Robotics
  • E-Mobility
  • Medical technology
  • Metal fabrication
  • Printing technology
  • Conveyor technology

Thanks to their dynamics, flexibility, precision and high performance, they are frequently used in the packaging industry and assembly technology. In plastics or medical technology, servo motors are also used to execute precise movements with a reaction time of just a few microseconds. Servo motors and suitable controllers are also required in metal production and processing in order to carry out drilling, bending or cutting of metals precisely and automatically.

Advantages of servo motors and motor controllers

The use of servo motors and suitable motor controllers offers many advantages in production. Especially in automation processes, servo motors can exploit their full potential. The following advantages speak for the use of servo motors in combination with the appropriate motor controllers:

  • More safety: Servo motors and Motor controllers offer the possibility to switch off electric motors simultaneously via a central point in case of emergency.
  • Flexible module technology: The flexible module technology of servo controllers allows multiple servo motors to be easily added on to operate asynchronously. They can be integrated on a highly individual level into systems or used to develop completely new systems.
  • Maximum precision: Speeds and torques can be precisely controlled and maintained based on pre-determined targets. The speed can also be adjusted to a target value in a fraction of a second.
  • Intelligent controllers: Automation and connectivity via a bus system are possible directly with the drive. Data can also be processed directly in the drive system itself, e.g. for process optimization.
  • Increased efficiency: Servo motors can be optimized to deliver high performance at the lowest possible energy cost. Servo motors also require little maintenance and have a long service life.