Festo claims the YXMx compact handling system is suitable for a wide variety of positioning, pick & place and other assembly applications, such as screw driving, dispensing, testing, soldering, gripping, and opening and closing containers.
The company says standard kinematic functions for the YXMx are delivered via a planar surface gantry and the system features as standard, twin stepper motors with integrated controller and converter and a parallel kinematic drive to move the end effector to any X-Y co-ordinate position. Additional options include a Z-axis and remote camera for vision.
The system is equipped with a CECC-X compact controller that enables it to communicate with the production line and with other YXMx systems when used in sequence, says Festo. A range of predefined interfaces to a master control system are included, along with the OPC-UA interface to make the system Industry 4.0 compatible.