Festo’s New EFSD
By Mario Cywinski
Festo’s new EFSD electric stopper provides stop-and-release functionality in the movement of product from station to station in assembly and transfer systems. Benefits include: lower installation cost, faster commissioning and operational energy savings.
EFSD cylinders are suitable for a wide range of applications, from small parts assembly to packaging, warehousing and logistics. A electric automation solution reduces installation effort compared with pneumatic solutions; there are no valves, tubing and air preparation required. EFSD can be mounted directly on the profile of the transfer system with just two screws.
EFSD cylinder features internal logic processing via digital I/O. Integrated sensors provide status feedback, an adjustable damping module makes EFSD both precise and reliable during operation. It can provide flexible damping to correspond to the mass of the transferred item, which requires less maintenance than using shock absorbers.
EFSD comes in sizes 20, 50 and 100. Its 24V DC motor has a maximum power consumption of only 2A. In addition, energy can be supplied via a PLC connection, eliminating the need for a separate connector.