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Plug and work with electric drives

Simplified Motion Series from Festo based on digital I/O and IO-Link®

Solving simple motion tasks electrically and intelligent communication from the controller to the cloud via IO-Link® is now possible with the Simplified Motion Series from Festo. The electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the benefits of electric automation.

The electric drive series that is part of the Simplified Motion Series is an integrated drive solution for simple motion tasks that enables operation without any software in accordance with the plug and work principle. The parameters for the advancing and retracting speed as well as the pressing and clamping force can be set directly on the drive, along with the reference for the end position, cushioning path and manual operation.


Intuitive commissioning

Thanks to the intuitive, quick and easy commissioning directly on the drive, configuration doesn’t require any software or specific know-how. The motion can be simply controlled via digital I/O (DIO), as with a pneumatic valve. End position feedback, which is similar to feedback from a standard proximity sensor, provides information about the completion of the motion task.


Advanced user functions are provided via IO-Link®, including convenient remote control, parameter copy, backup function and read functions for advanced process parameters. IO-Link® enables the drives to communicate intelligently from the controllers all the way to the cloud – for simple motions as well as easy handling, commissioning and actuation.


Digital I/O and IO-Link® are automatically always on board. This means that products from the Simplified Motion Series contain two types of controllers as standard.


Simplified, yet full functionality

Their simplified functionality makes the drives perfect for simple motions between two mechanical end positions, without having to sacrifice optimised motion characteristics, gently cushioned advancing and retracting into the end positions or a simplified pressing and clamping function.


At its launch, the Simplified Motion Series will include the following electric drives: spindle and toothed belt axis units ELGS-BS/-TB, mini slide unit EGSS, toothed belt axis unit ELGE-TB, electric cylinder unit EPCS and rotary drive unit ERMS.

费斯托 (Festo)是一家全球性的独立的家族企业,总部位于德国埃斯林根。自成立以来,Festo在工业自动化技术和技术教育方面制定标准,从而为环境、经济和社会的可持续发展做出贡献。公司为超过35个行业的30万家工厂和过程自动化客户提供气动和电驱动自动化技术解决方案,其中生命科学和实验室自动化业务受到越来越多的关注。Festo产品和服务遍布176个国家。2022年,费斯托在全球61个国家的250多个分支机构拥有约20800名员工,实现销售额38.1亿欧元。每年约7%的销售额用于研发。在这家学习型企业,1.5%的销售额用于基础和进一步培训。Festo 教学培训 (Didactic SE) 是全球领先的技术教育和培训供应商,为全球客户提供工业环境中全面的数字化和常规学习解决方案。

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Simplified Motion Series
The solutions of the Simplified Motion Series from Festo at a glance.
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Very economical positioning with the compact electric cylinder EPCS.
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Precise and cost-effective positioning with the resilient mini slide EGSS.
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Simple and precise swivelling with the heavy-duty rotary drive ERMS.