Festo showcases at IMTS 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago, September 10-15, the new low-cost linear axes ELGC and mini slide EGSC. These new electric actuators offer an optimal ratio between installation space and working space. They feature a common system approach and platform architecture as well as space saving adapter-free connectors. The Festo IMTS Booth is in the East Building Level 3 — Booth 134357.
The efficient use of space that characterizes both the spindle and toothed belt axes ELGC and the mini slide EGSC is essential for assembly, testing, inspection, small parts handling, and desktop applications. ELGC/EGSC-based handling systems, whether they are pick-and-place solutions, linear, or three-dimensional gantries, benefit from each unit’s compact dimensions.
The spindle and toothed belt axes ELGC with its internal, protected recirculating ball bearing guide is particularly suitable for X, Y, and Z-axes applications. The mini slide EGSC is ideal for Z-axis movements or guided linear individual movement in any mounting position. These two drives share technical features, including weight-optimized design, matching interfaces, and adapter kits. The corresponding motors offer flexibility in mounting. Using the universal fastening profiles, EGSC can be combined directly with the larger ELGC base axis without an additional adapter plate. This facilitates a particularly compact handling system. Users do not need any special expertise or tools for mounting.
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