Festo launches 2 new product lines at Assembly 2019

Festo showcased the company’s two newest product lines the Simplified Motion Series and CPX-AP-I remote I/O. Festo also displayed such automation solutions as its kit-based servo press, lines of electric drives and actuators, intelligent pneumatics, and adaptive gripper at Assembly 2019, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.

The Simplified Motion Series of electric drives combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the benefits of electric automation. These new electric drives equipped with Digital I/O and IO-Link® enable a range of operational and productivity benefits and deliver intelligent IIoT communication.

The new Festo remote I/O system CPX-AP-I, which improves the performance of mixed valve terminals and I/O systems, is compatible with most communication protocols, including EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and EtherCAT. These rugged, compact, and lightweight modules can be mounted directly on machines in IP65/IP67 rated environments. CPX-AP-I recently received a 2019 Reddot award for product design.

The VTEM Motion Terminal’s intelligent pneumatic valves change functionality based on downloadable apps. The Motion Terminal is ideal for products with short lifecycles, lines where multiple stock-keeping units (SKUs) are manufactured, and small-lot production.

The ELGC/EGSC electric axes and electric slide from Festo offer innovative solutions for electronics and light assembly applications. The ELGC and EGSC can be assembled in as little as 90 seconds into one, two, or three axes for prototype or production assembly and testing systems. OEMs and end-users simply screw the axes/slides together. Customer mounting plates are not utilized, and no special expertise or tools are required.

The new DHEF adaptive shape gripper is an end-of-arm tool that offers maximum gripping flexibility with minimal engineering. The adaptive shape gripper automatically grasps mixed objects, multiple shapes, fragile items, and unaligned objects. The flexible silicone cap gently forms around objects, gripping it firmly. This gripper is ideal for collaborative robotics.

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