DLGF rodless drive by Festo: the perfect solution for tight spacesFebruary 14, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
Free REDWIRE e-newsletter
Festo Canada never stops bringing state-of-the-art solutions to the automation market – such as the DLGF flat-design rodless drive. This is a space-saving linear drive built specifically to fit tight spaces and tight budgets; Festo has designed it as a highly economical option for applications that have extremely cramped spaces for installation.
These space considerations are especially important in such fields as electronics, small-parts assembly, packaging, and handling technology. The DLGF is the perfect solution for these situations.
Flatter with smaller installation dimensions
This rodless drive is recommended for such applications as pushing, gripping, weight comparison, and moving loads with slow-to-fast dynamic response with uniform movement. It also works well as a space-optimized pick-and-place unit or for creating a long-stroke gripper. Much flatter than standard rodless actuators are, and with smaller installation dimensions, the DLGF is available in both basic non-guided and recirculating ball-bearing-guided models. It comes with multiple pneumatic connection options at different locations – left or right side, both ends, or from below.
Aside from installation, limited space also makes pneumatic drives more difficult to adjust or service. Festo has made its proprietary self-adjusting end cushioning standard with the DLGF. This self-adjusting cushioning makes process more reliable and saves time, as the drive always provides the right cushioning. This is a key benefit, since poorly adjusted cushioning often results in premature wear in pneumatic drives or quality issues.
The guided version of the DLGF rodless drive has two different slide interfaces, one on the top for mounting pneumatic slides, and one on the side for mounting up to three ADN pneumatic compact cylinders. Users can easily couple together two DLGF drives of the same size, but they can have differing stroke lengths.
The DLGF also offers simple design, sturdy materials, direct mounting of the drive with no accessories, easy-to-mount slides with no need for adaptors, and new sealing geometry to save money on compressed air. For more in this unit, check out the video below:
Trust Festo for the best automation equipment every time.
To learn more, contact Festo.