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Festo Introduces the Electric Motion Sizing Online Tool for Quick Selection of Servo Drives

By Festo Canada   

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., April 4, 2023 – Festo introduces its latest online productivity tool – Electric Motion Sizing – for error-free sizing of linear and rotary electromechanical systems. Using Electric Motion Sizing slashes the engineering time required for identifying and specifying harmonized electric motion systems. Users receive a choice of perfectly dimensioned options for electric and electromechanical drive components in minutes. (Multi-axis handling systems, like gantries, can be specified with Electric Motion Sizing’s sister productivity tool, Handling Guide Online, which offers similar benefits.)

With Electric Motion Sizing, Festo recognizes that machine builders need solutions for applications like pressing or position handling, so they can bring products to market faster with less engineering and purchasing overhead. Electric Motion Sizing compresses hours of toil down to minutes.

With this free online productivity tool, users simply input key parameters, such as mass, stroke/travel distance, and cycle time. Electric Motion Sizing performs the complex mass moment of inertia calculations. The tool identifies in real time the combination of components most effective for the application’s parameters. Up to five optimum solutions and motor curves are presented for consideration. The specified components work together, so interoperability is not a concern. Designers can fine tune the selected system by choosing encoder type, brake, and mechanics.

Following selection, the Electric Motion Sizing tool transfers the selected combination of components to the Festo online shop, together with commissioning files. The online shop provides pricing and delivery information. The seamless process from configuration to order is an additional time saver.

Festo also incorporated Electric Motion Sizing into the Festo Automation Suite for simplified, accelerated commissioning. With the downloadable Festo Automation Suite software, diverse products from remote IO to pneumatic valve terminals, PLCs, and servo drives are commissioned via a single free tool. Automation Suite automatically connects to the Festo cloud to download project specific documentation and updates within the software. It also incorporates Codesys code for programming PLCs and motion controllers.

For more information on the advantages of working within the Festo ecosystem. the ecosystem that leads to less engineering overhead, fast time to market, and seamless connectivity, visit services for sizing.

Festo at a glance

Festo, the world’s leading supplier of automation technology and technical education, is deploying its products and services to meet the challenges of digitization and smart production. Founded in 1925, the family-owned company based in Esslingen, Germany supports a wide range of needs for advanced solutions in factory and process automation. In Canada, Festo has been supporting Canadian industry for over 40 years, continuously elevating the state of manufacturing in this country with innovative products, optimized motion control solutions and unrivalled support. Globally, some 300,000 customers put their trust in the company’s pneumatic and electric drive products and technology. In addition, Festo Didactic provides state-of-the-art training equipment and educational programs for industrial companies and educational institutions – about 56,000 customers worldwide. The Festo Group registered sales of around €3.35 billion in the 2021 financial year and is represented worldwide at 250 locations with about 20,700 employees. About seven per cent of its annual turnover is invested in research and development.


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