Festo presents the low-cost linear axes ELGC
and the mini slides EGSC, which can be easily combined into space-saving
handling systems to suit applications that demand compact dimensions and
optimised installation space.
Offering an optimal ratio between installation
space and working space, the linear axes series ELGC and the mini slides EGSC are
designed to fit flexibly and seamlessly into assembly systems, testing and
inspection systems, small parts handling units, desktop applications and in the
electronics industry. Both complement each other with a common system approach,
platform architecture and adapter-free
Featuring an internal protected recirculating ball bearing guide and
lifetime lubrication, the ELGC spindle and toothed belt axes are particularly suitable
for XY-movements and vertical Z-movements. The resilient mini slide EGSC with
its smooth spindle running is ideal for vertical Z-movements or guided linear
individual movements in any mounting position. The universal profile mounting
enables the mini slide to be mounted on the ELGC without needing additional
adapters. Common features include a clean look and weight-optimised design.
With matching interfaces and optimised adapter kits, the corresponding motors
can be mounted flexibly.
Scalable modular system
When used as simple linear or three-dimensional gantries, pick &
place solutions or 3D cantilever systems, Festo’s new handling systems are easy
to combine and assemble without the need for any special expertise or tools. As
part of the common system approach, the larger base axes can easily be combined
with smaller add-on axes via a universal profile fastener.
ELGC – Compact movements
The spindle axis ELGC-BS-KF offers four sizes for movements up to 1 m/s
at a maximum length of 1,000mm, while the toothed belt axis ELGC-TB-KF offers
three sizes for movements up to 1.5 m/s at a maximum length of 2,000mm.
Key features include resilient recirculating ball bearing guide inside
the slide; and guide, spindle and toothed belt protected by a stainless steel
EGSC – Compact positioning
The EGSC mini slides are available in four highly compact sizes for
precision positioning up to 600 mm/s at a maximum length of 200mm.
Key features include spindle with long-life, low-wear interior ball
screw; and recirculating ball bearing guide for yoke slide with high load-bearing