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Festo’s new ESBF electric actuator is heavy-duty

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Automation Controls/Drives ESBF series of heavy-duty electrical cylinders Festo

New ESBF series of electrical cylinders offers durability and reliability in heavy-duty applications.

MISSISSAUGA, ON—Festo offers its newly-designed ESBF series of heavy-duty electrical cylinders with spindle drive to provide best-in-class flexibility and control in high load applications.

These clean-look, high-power mechanical linear drives with piston rod are intended for applications needing dynamic forces from as little as 300 N to as much as 17,000 N—which is like getting hydraulic performance but with electrical cleanliness and efficiency.

The ESBF is available in six sizes, from 32- to 100-mm, and can provide maximum stroke lengths of 800mm to 1,500mm depending on the size selected.

The ESBF has 36 standard options as well as optional variants and special strokes.

Options include IP65, Corrosion Class 3, bellows protection as well as food grade lubricant (NSF-H1) and sealing and sensors that make ESBF drives suitable for operation in arduous splash zones.

The bellows protection kit is a leak-free system to protect the piston rod, seal and bearings against unwanted media like dust, oil, grease or filings. Users also can opt to introduce positive pressure in applications in areas with airborne pollution or dust by using Festo’s unique breathing port on the ESBF, improving process reliability even further.

An added plus: the ESBF is lubricated for life, reducing maintenance requirements. Festo offers a range of ideally paired motors and other accessories for each ESBF configuration, including servo and stepper motors and integrated drive/gear units.

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 17,800 employees worldwide in 61 national companies, Festo’s turnover for 2014 was €2.45-billion (~CDN $3.6-billion).
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