The Festo Motion Terminal really comes into its own in the areas of pneumatic motion, pressure, and flow control. When you combine these three areas in an application, the incredible potential offered by digitized pneumatics quickly becomes clear. The app-controlled pneumatics, the valve structure with many more degrees of actuation freedom, and the integrated data acquisition and data processing make pneumatics fit for the future, especially for Industry 4.0.
The following three applications serve as examples of the variety of freely combinable motions that are possible with the VTEM, including for retrofitting your system.
With the Motion Terminal VTEM, you can implement all the functions of your pick-and-place application in just one system. This means you no longer need numerous components such as shock absorbers, flow control valves, etc. Since Motion Apps now perform various tasks and replace complex mechanical setups, the design process becomes much easier. To ensure that quality remains consistent, you can easily access the process data at any time and quickly respond to any deviations.
The “Flow Control” Motion App makes the process of filling containers such as bottles with nitrogen or other gases more cost-effective. The app allows you to control the flow rate for up to eight channels simultaneously. Thanks to precise dosing, you also save a significant amount of nitrogen. Digitized nitrogen control is tamperproof, flexible, and, thanks to the “Selectable Pressure Level” Motion App, even shortens cycle times.
The “Selectable Pressure Level” Motion App allows you to control up to eight double-acting cylinders that simultaneously perform different machining operations on a plastic tank. Digitized pressure control allows the correct working pressure to be set for each individual cylinder – without external sensors. This maximizes process reliability and saves compressed air in many places.