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  • Festo AG & Co. KG
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  • 73734 Esslingen
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  • Christopher Haug
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Almost backlash-free

Compensating coupling for linear drives

(PresseBox) (Esslingen, ) The coupling elements offered as standard for linear drives for connecting to the customer's own guide are subject to mechanical play by the nature of their design. As a result, precise positioning tasks can often only be implemented with coupling solutions developed in-house, irrespective of whether electric or pneumatic drives are involved.

The moment compensator DARD from Festo, however, has a total backlash of less than 0.1 mm and guarantees compensation for misalignments up to 2.5 mm between the guide of the load to be moved and the linear drive. The moment compensator DARD is available from stock for drives in sizes from 18 mm to 80 mm and can be mounted even if the drive and guide are already installed. This represents an advantage especially for servicing.

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Festo AG & Co. KG

Festo AG is a global player and an independent family-owned company with its headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 200 industries. Our products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 16,200 employees in 61 companies worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €2.24 billion in 2012. Each year 7% of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5% of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Yet training services are not only provided for Festo's own staff - Festo Didactic GmbH also supplies basic and further training programmes in the field of automation technology for customers, students and trainees.