By Design Engineering staffAutomation Machine Building
Festo adds two larger variants to its EXCM series.
Festo has expanded its EXCM compact planar gantry series with two larger variants that are suited for sub-assembly functions that involve two- or three axis Cartesian motion. Both the EXCM-30 and EXCM-40 have scalable strokes along the X- and Y-axes, and are compatible with cleanroom applications. The EXCM-30 is designed for small parts assembly and handling applications. The unit features recirculating ball bearing guide and a Y-axis cover that protects against the ingress and discharge of particles. The EXCM-40 offers a working area up to 78 inches (2000mm) in the X direction and 39 inches (1000mm) in the Y direction. It also features a 48V power supply that handles loads up to 8.8 pounds (4kg). All EXCM gantries can be installed directly on a worktable without an external control cabinet. 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.