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Phasa has enhanced the performance of its specialist plastic component joining machines with high-performance versions, employing a key servo-based motion control system from Festo in place of a pneumatic actuator.

The thermoforming company recently expanded its standard machine range to include Festo models that use a servo system in place of a pneumatic cylinder to provide the main movement of assembly nests.

Festo claims that the principal advantage of the servo approach is that, by using closed-loop control, it is capable of fully programmable multi-stop positioning, compared with the end-to-end positioning of standard pneumatic cylinders.

According to Phasa, servo control has enabled several seconds to be shaved off the assembly time of complex car-door panels, increasing productivity significantly.

About Festo

Festo manufactures pneumatic and electrical components and systems to support customers with factory and process automation. The company has an annual turnover in excess of 1.7 billion Euro, employs 12,800 people around the world and has facilities in 176 countries around the world. Festo operates an aggressive R&D programme investing 7.5% of sales annually, holds over 2,800 worldwide patents, introduces about 100 innovative new products to the market every year and has a product range of over 30,000. For more information about the company’s products and services, please visit our website.  

About Festo Didactic

Festo Didactic, the training and consultancy division of Festo, supports organisations seeking to develop competencies in sales & service, leadership, employee engagement, change management, team-working, coaching, business planning, production processes and automation technology. The division has particular expertise in working with manufacturing and engineering businesses. It has a full time workforce of over 200 and operates in 70 countries worldwide. Each year, it manages more than 230 consultancy projects and runs more than 2,900 open courses in 26 languages, involving some 42,000 participants. For more information about Festo Didactic, please visit the Festo website and follow the link.

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