Electric automation: electric linear axis EGC

Electric automation

It's up to you which technology you’ll use for your industrial systems: electric, pneumatic or an intelligent combination. Electric automation technology from Festo supports you with nearly limitless performance diversity and perfect connectivity.

Automation in motion

You want to automate your systems efficiently in accordance with actual needs, and prevent obsolescence in the future. Festo offers technologically consistent and innovative solutions that don’t impose any technical restrictions. On the basis of a single electric automation platform, you’re provided with broad-ranging product offerings, including high-quality components and systems with a long service life always with suitable software as well as mechanical, electrical and communications interfaces.

Our consistent and open automation architecture combines simple, advanced electromechanical options with servo motors and servo drives, complements motion control solutions and makes it possible for you to get started with the Industrial Internet of Things and industrial digitalization immediately.

With Festo you always retain your flexibility, because you decide to what extent you’ll automate your operations and which of our products you’ll combine with your in-house standards. This way, you can quickly and simply optimize your automation concepts, adapt your systems step-by-step while staying within budget and secure a competitive edge.

Handling Guide Online - sizing industrial robots

Configure the right industrial robot, from a single-axis solution to a 3D gantry, quickly and easily with the Handling Guide Online. All you have to do is enter the axis definition, payload, etc. and in just 20 minutes you have a perfect, ready-to-order systems. We supply it together with CAD data and commissioning files, ready to install or partially assembled.

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Cartesian handling systems - a technical comparison with conventional robots

Why is it worthwhile to use Cartesian handling systems?

The trend in conventional assembly and handling solutions is moving from robots to energy-efficient and cost-optimized systems. And no wonder, conventional robot solutions are too large-scale for many applications and frequently offer more functions and degrees of freedom than are actually required.

Energy-efficient and cost-optimized 2D and 3D systems - whether in a technology mix with electrical and pneumatic components or components that are purely pneumatic, purely electrical - can be adapted more easily and efficiently to linear and rotational applications. Optimizations in mechanical systems, procurement, programming and installation space can be exploited more effectively.

This white paper contains information on:

  • Cartesian handling systems in an overview
  • Functional differences between the various systems
  • Key factors and selection aids for selecting a handling system

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White paper: Robots

There's one for every job - How to choose the right one

In the popular imagination, robots are large, dumb machines for doing dull, muscular, repetitive tasks with precision and accuracy. That’s only part of today’s robotics world. Robots now come in many sizes and configurations, with two to seven axes. They can do simple or complicated work, even surgery. For both factory and process automation, there’s one to suit just about any application or budget – anywhere productivity can be enhanced by automating the movement of tooling or payloads, or performing production tasks better or faster. Payloads can be anything from computer chips weighing a gram to locomotive wheelsets weighing over a ton.

This white paper provides information on:

  • Automation 3.0: History of robotics
  • Different types of robot technologies
  • Benefits and limitations of each technology
  • Factors to consider in selecting the right robot for the job

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