From intelligent pneumatics to actuators, grippers, and Cartesian robots, Festo features productivity solutions. FABTECH Booth #A1414.
ISLANDIA, NY, November 6, 2019 — Festo displays a comprehensive array of electric and pneumatic motion automation solutions at FABTECH 2019, November 11-14, McCormick Place in Chicago. Festo solutions for gripping and actuation, online design of Cartesian robots and control panels, and the company’s logistics system for fast shipment support customer productivity improvements and ensure systems are brought to market faster and with less engineering required. Festo Booth #A1414
One-stop-shop for grippers and actuators
Festo showcases its wide range of grippers, including standard grippers that are powerful, precise, and space optimized; long stroke grippers (sealed versions available); and electric grippers that feature integrated controllers and simple installation. Application specific grippers from Festo include adaptative fingers, bellows for delicate handling, and rotary gripper combinations. The new DHEF adaptive gripper can hold a range of shapes, unaligned objects, and several objects at once.
To offer the widest possible gripper selection and the convenience of a one-stop-shop for grippers, Festo is a distributor for selected best-in-class grippers. The company distributes ZAYTRAN grippers, which are designed for the harsh environments found in the metal working and welding industry. For the first time Festo displays its newest distributed product – innovative magnetic grippers from Magswitch. Magswitch gripping systems feature true on-and-off magnetic technology and can significantly simplify and lower costs in robotic welding, pick-and-place, and body-in-white applications. ZAYTRAN and Magswitch grippers integrate seamlessly into Festo electric and pneumatic motion systems.
FABTEC attendees will find a range of pneumatic actuators, including:
- Large diameter
- Semi rotary
- Fabco pancake
Festo guarantees 24-hour global shipment on its core product range, which includes grippers, actuators, and other automation solutions. Festo core products cover 80 percent of automation needs.
Servo pneumatic solution for balancers
Festo displays its servo-pneumatic drive solution kit, YHBP, for all types of balancers. The benefits of this drive include fast automatic weight detection, performance level “d” in the safety version, and ease-of-use both in commissioning and for diagnostics. YHBP consists of a pneumatic ISO cylinder, displacement encoder, balancer controller with preinstalled web visualization, balancer valve unit, and a pneumatically operated handle. Additionally, the safety version features a sensor interface and a safety relay unit for speed monitoring.
Design a pick-and-place robot and control cabinet in minutes
Festo demonstrates a Cartesian robot and control cabinet that were designed in minutes utilizing the Handling Guide Online and Festo Motion Control Package online design tools. These productivity tools slash the costs of engineering, assembling, and programming Cartesian robots – robots that can be used for assembly and general-handling applications.
With Handling Guide Online, engineers enter application parameters such as load and speed and the online tool designs the optimum two- or three-axes robot. The design process averages 20 minutes. The Festo Motion Control Package concurrently designs the control panel. Control panels arrive fully assembled. After delivery, robots can be in operation in a matter of hours.
Intelligent pneumatic system for fast changeover requirements
The VTEM Motion Terminal’s intelligent pneumatic valves change functionality based on downloadable apps. The Motion Terminal is ideal for applications requiring fast changeover. At FABTECH, Festo shows the Motion Terminal changing functionality in a matter of seconds. Functionalities include:
- Pressure control with a fluidic muscle DMSP
- Presetting travel time with a DGC linear drive
- Flow control with flow sensors SFAH
- Caudal regulator with the DGC linear drive
- Pick and place with a DGSL mini slide
For more information, call 800-993-3786 and/or visit https://www.festo.us