September 6, 2018 — Festo announced at IMTS 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago, September 10-15, the linear axes ELGC and mini slide EGSC. These electric actuators offer a common system approach and platform architecture as well as adapter-free connectors. (Festo IMTS Booth East Building Level 3 # 134357)
The use of space that characterizes both the spindle and toothed belt axes ELGC and the mini slide EGSC is essential for assembly, testing, inspection, small parts handling, and desktop applications.
The spindle and toothed belt axes ELGC with its internal, protected recirculating ball bearing guide is suitable for X-, Y-, and Z-axes applications. The mini slide EGSC is ideal for Z-axis movements or guided linear individual movement in any mounting position. These two drives share technical features, including matching interfaces and adapter kits. The corresponding motors offer flexibility in mounting. Using the universal fastening profiles, EGSC can be combined directly with the larger ELGC base axis without an additional adapter plate.