By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
Festo’s Simplified Motion Series offers optimized motion characteristics with Digital I/O and IO-Link communication.
Festo debuted its Simplified Motion Series of electric drives equipped with Digital I/O and IO-Link. Designed for simple motion between two mechanical end positions, the drives offer optimized motion characteristics, including gentle cushioning into the end positions. Units in the initial release include toothed belt axis, spindle and toothed belt axis, mini slide, electric cylinder, and rotary drive. Each drive is controlled via Digital I/O. End position feedback, which is similar to feedback from a standard proximity sensor, provides information about the completion of the motion task. IO-Link enables remote control, parameter copy, backup function and read functions for process parameters.