Electric automation: Productivity Master

Electric automation

You know best which technology to use for your industrial systems, whether it’s electric, pneumatic or a clever combination of both. And electric automation technology from Festo supports you with a virtually limitless range of performance and perfect connectivity.

One integrated platform for all your automation needs

You would like to have well-thought-out automation for your systems that is specific to your needs and future-proof. Festo offers innovative solutions with seamlessly integrated technology that do not impose any technical restrictions. You will always have the flexibility you need with Festo because you decide how much you want to automate with us and which of our products you want to use together with your in-house standards, now and in the future. This enables you to optimise your automation concepts quickly and easily, adapt your systems step by step while staying within budget and secure future competitive advantages today.

Mechanical connectivity

Whatever motion you want to automate, our many mechanical linear axes and rotary modules cater for every requirement and are of course compatible with our servo motors and your in-house standards.

Electrical connectivity

Simply choose from our range of servo motors and servo drives to link the mechanical system to your control technology. Our servo motors and servo drives are always optimally coordinated, easy to configure and quick to commission with the Festo Automation Suite software.

Intelligent connectivity

The free, flexible communication and the direct, complete integration of our servo drives into higher-level control concepts as well as the decentralised control of individual process modules using integrated motion control solutions from Festo enable a wide range of solutions for industrial automation tasks – supported by innovative software solutions for engineering and configuration.

More product highlights for electric automation

Here is an overview of the key products.

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Electrical connectivity: highly functional servo drives with perfect connection capability

Our innovative compact servo drive CMMT and powerful, yet at the same time efficient servo motors EMMT provide you with the best efficiency and simple operation. The broad performance spectrum currently starts with 150 W/24 VDC or 300 W/48 VDC for extra-low voltage servo drives and up to 6 kW for low voltage servo drives, and will even reach up to 12 kW in future.

The direct integration of these servo drives in Ethernet-based control systems gives you a high degree of flexibility when implementing your motion solutions. One outstanding benefit is that you can commission your servo drive solution in just a few steps with the Festo Automation Suite – without any specialist software knowledge and including the relevant electromechanics.

The portfolio is complemented by further servo and stepper motor controllers with years of proven performance, the integrated drive EMCA and highly efficient servo and stepper motors. Extensive safety functions are included.

Find out more about the simplicity and variety of servo drives and motors from Festo

Real-time connectivity with the ultralight and compact remote I/O system

Outstanding technology: the automation system CPX-AP-I enables flexible, direct integration of high-performance I/O modules and valve terminals in Ethernet-based host systems. It offers an impressive real-time capability with a bus cycle time of up to 250 μs and a net data rate of 200 Mbit full duplex. The CPX-AP-I is therefore ideal for fast and synchronous processes.

IO-Link with CPX-AP-I: with the integrated AP system communication up to 316 IO-Link devices can theoretically be connected per bus interface depending on the given performance thresholds, including IO-Link devices from Festo and third-party suppliers, as well as other Festo components with I-Port connection. CPX-AP-I is also simple and convenient to use thanks to the Festo IO-Link tool with its graphical interface for parameter and master port settings and the automatic download of all IO device descriptions from the IODDfinder portal.

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The right drive online: Electric Motion Sizing

This sizing and simulation tool helps you to find the right electric or electromechanical servo drive for your application. The calculation is performed on the basis of a small number of parameters such as mass, stroke/travel distance and cycle time, and promptly tells you which solution is the most economical for your requirements, whether servo drive and motor or servo drive, motor and mechanics.

  • Quick, easy and reliable calculation
  • Free access via the Festo website – with no need to register or download and install software
  • Registered users can carry out detailed simulations and get further information, such as an analysis of the overshoot behaviour

Electric Motion Sizing

Handling Guide Online – designing handling systems

Configure the right handling system, from a single-axis solution to a 3-dimensional gantry, quickly and easily with the Handling Guide Online. Just enter the axis definition, payload, etc. and in just 20 minutes you will have a perfect ready-to-order system. We supply it together with CAD data and commissioning files, either ready to install or partially assembled.

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