Canadian Packaging

Festo’s new compact semi-rotary drive DRVS lightest of its type

Despite being the lightest of its type, Festo’s new DRVS is extremely rugged.

September 13, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

MISSISSAUGA—Festo’s new compact, double-acting, semi-rotary vane drive DRVS is an easy to install, cost-effective solution for performing simple rotational or switching functions.

The pneumatically-activated DRVS comes in several standard sizes and can be supplied with 90-, 180- and 270-degree swivel angles.

Throughout its size range, the DRVS is the lightest weight semi-rotary drive on the market, yet its extremely rugged design assures a long service life, even in harsh environments. T

he sealed housing protects against splash water and dust. Cushioning is provided by elastic PU (polyurethane) material on the rotary vane in both end positions, while the bearings are protected with a shaft seal.

Several accessories help users optimize the DRVS for a wide range of applications, like changing conveyor pathways. The optional, matching position transmitter SRBS is used for sensing the end positions of the rotary vanes.

Sensing is performed magnetically and without contact. The encapsulated design of the SRBS makes it easy to assemble—there is no need to search manually for switching points.

It’s also easy to install on the DRVS, requires only one connecting cable, and like the drive is built strong for a long service life. The foot mounting kit DAMH allows the DRVS to be installed on either side, with different orientations. And the stop kit DADP-ES, another simple bolt-on accessory, allows for infinite adjustment of the swivel angle.

About Festo
Festo is a global leader in automation technology, and the world market leader in industrial training and education. Festo’s pneumatic and electric drive technology stands for innovation in industrial and process automation—from individual products to ready-to-install solutions. Festo’s hallmarks include a global presence and improving customer productivity through close, long-term partnerships. With 18,700 employees worldwide in 61 national companies, Festo’s turnover for 2015 was €2.64 billion (CDN $3.9 billion). Company information available at

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