At IMTS this year, Festo is showing the Motion Terminal, a modular Industry 4.0 device – a single unit capable of replacing 50 different components through the download of various combinations of cloud-based apps. The Festo IMTS Booth is 134357 — in the East Building Level 3.
The Motion Terminal seamlessly integrates computational algorithms and physical components. This new cyber-physical system enables the Industry 4.0 advantages of small lot size manufacturing, adaptability to shorter product life cycles, scalability, resiliency, energy conservation, cloud-based predictive analytics, and more.
At IMTS, Festo also features the latest version of the Handling Guide Online and the new Festo Motion Control Package. These engineering productivity tools slash the costs of Cartesian robot engineering, assembly, and programming as well as shorten time to market for new machines.
Festo showcases the company’s expanded offering of electric automation devices, including the new low-cost linear axes ELGC and mini slide EGSC. These new electric actuators offer an optimal ratio between installation space and working space. Additional IMTS highlights from Festo include:
- A portfolio of IO-Link solutions
- A host of mechanical grippers
- Electric and pneumatic safety systems that lower overall risk of equipment damage and worker injury
- A flexible loading system for end-of-line packaging and other applications
- The new CPX-E compact, low-cost controller for handling systems.
Festo demonstrates how the company’s global Stars of Automation program lowers downtime and reduces overhead through guaranteed 24-hour shipment of core Festo products. For more information, visit www.festo.us.