New Festo ELGC/EGSC drive series for lightweight applications
April 10, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 10, 2018 – Festo is expanding its portfolio of electric handling systems with the new ELGC/EGSC drive series, describing it as a solution for customers requiring “high precision in large-volume, lightweight applications.”
The series includes ELGC spindle axes and toothed belt axes, EGSC mini-slides as well as axial and parallel kits of servo and stepper motors. The drive and guide elements of the new drives deliver load carrying ability and repetition accuracy of up to ±0.003 for spindle axes, ±0.015 mm for mini-slides and ±0.08mm for tooth belt axes. The ELGC/EGSC drives can be utilized as single axis systems or joined to form multi-axis systems like cantilevers, pick-and-place solutions, or linear 2D or 3D gantries, without the need for external adaptors or special assembly tools, says the company.
Festo explains the drives and mini-slides are suited to a range of applications such as printed circuit board production, desktop systems, electronics testing, pick and place sampling in medical laboratories or sub-processes like handling, gluing and dispensing, even under cleanroom conditions.