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The powerful Festo modular control system CPX-E

Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Designed as an EtherCAT master and motion controller with protection to IP20, the powerful automation system CPX-E for factory and process automation with NE21-specific certifications is becoming the central control system for handling technology. Several bus modules are available for the configuration as a compact and low-cost remote I/O.

Powerful control

In addition to comprehensive PLC functions, right up to multiple axis applications with interpolation, the CPX-E can easily be integrated into existing host systems. This is made possible by the EtherCAT master interface, the integrated Profinet device interface as well as the EtherNet/IP slave interface. The OPC UA client and server functions ensure easy integration and interoperability in Industry 4.0 host environments with cloud and digitalisation concepts.

Complete solution for many applications

The CPX-E features specific software functions tailored for products and solution packages from Festo, for example:

• Handling technology parts such as parts handling, assembly systems and palletising.

• Complete automation which includes packaging machines (flow wrappers), palletising systems, selective soldering systems and wafer handling systems.

Automation system for factory and process automation system advantages

• Standardised Codesys programming interface.

• CPX-E provides a complete answer to customer tasks, whether universal or Festo system solutions.

• Significantly reduced engineering workload: integrated data management in combination with the Automation Suite software.

• Extended Software functions for seamless integration and easy actuation of electric drives from Festo.

• Standardised, integrated platform for consistent combination of servo and stepper motor technology. Ideal for smooth mixed operation and an identical appearance for the customer interface.

• All motion control functions are embedded into the controller.

• High I/O component density.

For more information contact Kershia Beharie, Festo, 086 003 3786, kershia.beharie@festo.com, www.festo.co.za



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