Handling Modules

These are ready-to-install functional modules for repositioning, feeding and removing small parts in extremely confined spaces. The movement is force-guided via a slotted link and enables very short cycle times. Depending on the handling system, either a C- or L-shaped movement is carried out. The movements in the Y and Z direction are variable within a range of 40 millimetres. The handling modules are designed to be used with electric, servo-pneumatic or pneumatic drives. Pre-assembled modules with an attached drive are also available. The interface to the workpiece allows various gripper types from Festo to

Cartesian Robots

These are ready-to-install cartesian robots for multi-dimensional movements based on Festo linear and slide drives or parallel kinematic systems. A precise solution is available for every application, from extremely small to sturdy and highly dynamic handling systems. Linear, planar surface and three-dimensional gantries enable free positioning within a linear range up to a three-dimensional space.

Parallel kinematic systems

Ready-to-install parallel kinematic systems for free positioning in a three-dimensional workspace represent precision in movement and positioning as well as exceptionally high dynamic response. The kinematics are based on a parallel kinematic drive concept with three fixed motors that are mounted on a pyramid-shaped mechanical structure consisting of linear axes and carbon fibre-reinforced rods. The highly rigid mechanical design and low moving mass make the parallel kinematic system up to three times faster than comparable Cartesian systems. The robot is suspended from the top of the installation so that access to and usage of the workspace can be maximised while also contributing to a reduction of the overall footprint.

Control technology

Festo offers ready-to-connect and tested control systems from a single source that can significantly reduce the commissioning and integration costs, whether they are systems for simple control tasks or complex controllers of a highly dynamic movement. With their user-friendly and maintenance-friendly design, the Festo control systems complete the ready-to-connect solution packages for all handling systems. Safety-related electric components and control technology from Festo provide you with the security that safety measures are implemented in compliance with the Machinery Directive.

Accessories for handling modules

Festo offers handling systems for a huge range of applications in handling and assembly technology for your specific requirements. These accessories include adapter plates, mounting brackets and electrical adapters.