Versatile positioning

Fast configuration and approach to positions with Web Config and Parameter Cloud

Esslingen, (PresseBox) - Festo's Optimised Motion Series makes positioning extremely simple. The package with electric cylinder EPCO, stepper motor EMMS-ST with servo functionality, motor controller CMMO-ST and all the necessary cables costs significantly less than conventional electric positioning systems.

The Optimised Motion Series with EPCO can be configured in two ways. Very simple and fast configuration can be carried out using Web Config and the Parameter Cloud on a server. The controller has its own IP address and a catalogue is available with all the data necessary for pre-defined and tested combinations. This means users save a great deal of time while being able to approach up to seven freely definable positions.

More complex configuration with 31 positioning variants can be realised via the Festo Configuration Tool FCT, a Festo software platform for electric drive solutions. This configuration method saves up to 70 percent of the time required with conventional solutions. Working from a PC, the control mode "Binary profile31" allows users to configure up to 31 travel steps as well as, for example, inputs for acceleration, speed, force and jerk limitation - without the need for a PLC!

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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.

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