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Festo Canada releases CPX-E modular control system for I/O and motion control



August 27, 2018 – Festo Canada has released its CPX-E modular control system to for I/O and motion control.

Designed as an EtherCAT master controller and motion controller, the CPX-E provides a standardized platform for stepper and servo motor motion control for parts handling, assembly systems, palletizing, gluing and dispensing. The CPX-E can also control automation systems, like packaging machine palletizing units as well as selective soldering and water handling systems. Its scalable motion control functions include linear and multi-axis movements like slides and gantries, contour applications and robotics.

The CPX-E system consists of individual function modules that can be combined to create an application-optimized automation platform. The choice of components includes control units, bus modules, digital and analog input and output modules. Depending on the module combination, the CPX-E can be deployed strictly as a remote I/O system with bus module or as a centralized or decentralized control system using a control unit. The CPX-E controllers with Codesys V3 software have comprehensive PLC programming functions.

A CPX-E system can be integrated into the most popular fieldbus networks including EtherCAT, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. It can also be ordered as a package with Festo’s enhanced compact VTUG plug-in valve terminal, and both of them fit together inside a small cabinet. The VTUG plug-in is suitable for control panel installations and includes new panel mount manifolds, back-pressure check valves, hot-swap module and fixed flow restrictors.

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