Festo has launched a new compact electric cylinder (EPCO) and controller (CMMO), which form part of its optimised motion series positioning system. The company says this offers the advantages of full servo motion but at a reduced cost.

The CMMO is a new compact controller, specially designed for the new range of actuators. The device carries its own web server, allowing users to parameterise it with any web browser on any type of computer. The EPCO cylinder combines the advantages of pneumatic drives with those of electric drives.

The ball screw actuators come in three sizes (16, 25 and 40), a variety of pitches and stroke lengths, and can achieve speeds of up to 500mm/s. The electric cylinder benefi ts from lifetime lubrication, rating, and the piston rod is protected against rotating.