New servo drives by Festo raise the standards of performanceOctober 9, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Festo Canada showcased remarkable new products at the recent Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show – including the CMMT-AS and CMMT-ST servo drives. These devices deliver optimized sizing and pricing, performing their functions exceedingly well and raising the standards of servo-drive performance. These units work well enough as standalone devices, but reach their full potential when paired with other Festo solutions like the new Automation Suite software.
A smaller size-to-power ratio
The CMMT-AS is among the most compact servo drives available for point-to-point and interpolating motion with servo motors up to 2,500 watts. This drive provides integrated fieldbus connectivity – EtherCAT, Profinet, and Ethernet/IP – with no need to install an external card, as with previous Festo drives. It also has an optimized cooling system that produces a smaller size-to-power ratio, and it needs no air gaps between other controllers; this means it uses up less space in control cabinets, with much less connection time.
Another advantage of using the CMMT-AS is its ability to support multiple encoder technology options. Although operators can use a wide variety of motors with it, Festo particularly recommends pairing it with its new EMMT-AS servo motor, with an OCP one-cable solution for extremely quick and easy installation.
The CMMT-ST is roughly half as big as the CMMT-AS and less expensive, but it is optimized for high-efficiency tasks with power requirements of up to 300 watts, such as stepper motors. This drive suits various Ethernet-based bus systems, and users can integrate it seamlessly into the system environments of many different manufacturers.
Both of these new servo drives have the same connection and communications concept and the same standard safety features, allowing users to combine them with no difficulty to drive large and small axes in the same application. Both of them also can be up and running in only minutes with the quick commissioning that Automation Suite offers. This free, downloadable software for PCs requires only five simple steps to parameterize and configure all parts of a servo-drive/motor closed-loop installation with these drives.
For the future in industrial automation, Festo is the name to remember.
To learn more, contact Festo.