Festo releases EXCM-30 and EXCM-40 models of planar gantries
April 20, 2017 — With the larger EXCM-30 and EXCM-40 models, the Festo EXCM family of planar gantries are designed to gain expanded workspaces and higher load capacities, but are still ideally used for plug-and-play subassemblies in assembly and handling systems and medical laboratory devices.
EXCM units can be installed directly on a worktable without an external control cabinet. The EXCM-30 is used in small parts assembly and handling applications or in electronics manufacturing and laboratory processes. The unit’s recirculating ball bearing guide absorbs large forces and torques, even at high speed.
New for the EXCM-30 is a clean look housing. The cover of the Y-axis provides basic protection against the ingress and discharge of particles. The EXCM-30 has an energy supply concept with a 3D chain and a universal flange adapter. The Y-stroke can be expanded to 16, 18, and 20 inches (410, 460, and 510 mm).
The EXCM-40 has a working area of up to 78 inches (2000 mm) in the X direction and 39 inches (1000 mm) in the Y direction. Thanks to the 48 V power supply, loads of up to 8.8 pounds (4 kg) can be handled dynamically. A single adapter plate fits all EXCM pneumatic and electric front ends. Options include multipole and compressed air connection for electric and pneumatic pick-and-place units, and these come pre-installed. When delivered, the actuators are completely connected, reducing engineering and assembly overhead.
A controller package consisting of two motors and a CMXH controller is available for both versions. The controller comes with safe-torque-off (STO) functionality in accordance with EN 61800-5-2 for enhanced safety. Furthermore, the controller can operate with a supply voltage of 24 to 48 V. The I/O interface with PNP configuration ensures universal communication.
Festo is a manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, Festo Corporation has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment.
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