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Festo introduces Online Handling Guide configurator for robots

Festo introduces Online Handling Guide configurator for robots

May 25, 2016Festo introduced today the Handling Guide Online configurator for Cartesian robots. This productivity tool is designed to reduce engineering overhead for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and speed delivery to laboratory equipment, electronic light assembly, end of line packaging, food and beverage, automotive, and machine tool manufacturers.

Equipped with basic application information such as load, cycle time, load voltage, and workspace size, a design engineer can specify a single axis, 2D or 3D Cartesian robot and receive a CAD drawing of the robot in about 20 minutes.Quotes arrive on average within 48 hours. OEMs have the option of ordering the systems fully assembled or as disassembled modules.

X, Y, and Z modules contain actuator, connection shaft, adapter plates, and energy chain. Options include motors, servo drives, sensor package with multi-point distributor, cables, and tubes. Systems can mix electric and pneumatic systems and OEMs are not locked into Festo motors or servo drives.

The recently opened Festo distribution and assembly center in Mason, Ohio, will assume assembly and shipping responsibilities for Cartesian robots in 2017. Bringing assembly to a more central location will reduce delivery time to about three weeks, a decrease from six today. As the program matures additional Cartesian robots, including the Festo H- and T-portals and tripod robots along with control cabinets, can be specified through the Handling Guide Online.

About Festo

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 produced innovations and optimized motion control solutions in automated manufacturing and processing equipment.

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