Festo has introduced a new electric linear axis EGC actuator, with features that provide increased rigidity and efficiency over other similar products – as well as safer performance.
The EGC is dynamic and fast, whether you choose the toothed belt drive, spindle drive, or guide axis option. Downsizing of the drive means a smaller size can carry the same load, bringing that boost to rigidity and to efficiency that gives you a superior system. The guide is now closer to the load point, with smaller lever arms creating higher maximum loads and more torque. And with motor mounting on the right and left sides and both ends of the toothed belt axis, the motor position can be changed at any time, providing a greater level of flexibility than ever before.
The EGC is now safer as well. The linear displacement encoder monitors the axis slide’s position, while an optional second displacement encoder provides more clarity to position detection. A single or double channel clamping unit on the axis’ guide rails acts as an emergency brake, and along with a CMGA safety system provides a comprehensive safety program.
To learn more details and see detailed technical data, check out the Festo electric linear axis EGC on their website. And to find out how the EGC can fit into your existing setup – or if there’s a better system for your unique situation – contact one of Allied Automation’s experts. We’re always glad to help.