Designed to adjust or stop cylinder movement and de-energizing, the new Festo VFOF model LE-BAH adds control functionality by providing one-way speed control, manual override, and emergency stop functionality – holding a piston’s position even in the vertical position – in a single compact unit.
The F-16 fully-automatic, washdown-protected case former from BlueWater Automation (BWA) includes a fully stainless steel open form frame design and Festo’s hygienic MPA-C valve terminal, making it suitable for sanitary environments and applications in the food packaging industry.
Festo’s VFOF, VBNF, and VBQF multi-functional pneumatic control valve series have been redesigned to create multi-functional units that are said to be less expensive to purchase than comparable solutions, more than 50% smaller in terms of height, save energy, and are easier and faster to install, troubleshoot, and maintain.
Suitable for dynamic, high-feed-force applications, such as clamping, pressing, cable tensioning, and large component feeding, the ESBF cylinder from Festo is capable of generating almost two tons (17,000 N) of feed force, making it possible to use in place of a hydraulic cylinder.
The new CPX-FB36 node for EtherNet/IP communications from Festo is suitable for production and process automation environments requiring diagnostics from the operational and master controller level on down to the field level.
Festo’s EPCO electric cylinder and CMMO-ST closed loop servo drive combination is designed to quickly assist in machine changeover, while delivering low total lifecycle costs through minimum energy consumption, and streamlined selecting, commissioning, and installing.
Featuring recirculating ball bearing guides that help absorb lateral forces and torques, Festo’s EGC-HD (heavy duty) toothed belt and ball screw electric actuator also delivers the same high speed, response, and dynamic rigidity of the EGC model, and adds load-bearing capacity to its specifications–twice the load bearing of the EGC actuator.
Festo’s MS6-SV and MS9-SV pneumatic safety valves can be mounted either as stand-alone units or incorporated with Festo air preparation systems to provide safety, performance, and long equipment service life.
Designed for precise pushing motion or handling of work pieces, the electric slide series EGSL from Festo for pick and place systems or planar surface and 3D gantries operates with linearity and parallelism to an accuracy of + .0006 inches (+ 0.015 mm), even with heavy loads.
Festo’s CMMS-ST single-axis position controller combined with the EMMS-ST stepper motor offers an easy to use, comprehensive and cost effective package for single and multiple-axis handling with loads of up to 20 kg.
The Festo SE-AC-SMLC Multi-Axis Controller is at the center of a fully integrated control solution providing hardware and software building blocks that are engineered to easily plug together and work as a system.
Applications in harsh environments can now benefit from a microwave sensor in a pneumatic cylinder from Festo. Offering non-length-dependent displacement for pneumatic or hydraulic linear drives, sensor also provides facilities such as diagnostics, process monitoring, and plug & work.
Festo's DGEA cantilever electric linear actuator is designed with a slide unit that remains stationary while the profile moves axially, making it suitable for space-contained multi-axis configurations.
Festo offers a new, 220-page catalog that provides an easy way to select a ball screw or belt-driven linear actuator, or to design a complete multi-axis system from the company’s full range of electro-mechanical linear actuators.
Festo has introduced MPA valve series manifolds, cost-effective valve terminals with I/O that can support as many as 32 valve positions. Because of the high-speed internal serial bus, MPA is easily configured and has the capacity for advance modules.
The Festo CPV IP65 valve manifold is now available as an extension module on Beckhoff USA’s popular IP67 fieldbus box I/O system. Connection with a noise-immune fiber-optic cable allows the CPV Manifold to be mixed with the wide range of the company’s network couplers and I/O.