EC: EPCO Electric Cylinder

Motion Control: The EPCO electric cylinder is a ball screw driven actuator with integrated stepper motor (closed loop / with encoder) used in light industrial applications. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.


The EPCO electric cylinder is a ball screw driven actuator with integrated stepper motor (closed loop / with encoder) used in light industrial applications. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.The EPCO electric cylinder and CMMO-ST stepper drive are part of the new Optimized Motion Series (OMS). This series is designed for quick and simple selection, user-friendly commissioning, and optimized performance that is cost-effective.

Design: The EPCO/CMMO-ST is the winner of two design awards, and is one of the best-designed electric cylinders on the market today.

Energy Efficiency: The transition from pneumatic cylinders to electric cylinders can produce huge energy savings that translate into decreased costs and increased productivity. Electric cylinders have proved to be an ideal replacement for pneumatic cylinders in light industrial applications.

Applications: The EPCO/CMMO-ST is ideally-suited for replacing pneumatic cylinders. It is also an excellent option for automating manual changeovers (for example, adjustable guides in woodworking machines).

Easy commissioning: Use Valve Mode to commission the CMMO-ST stepper drive to operate as a pneumatic cylinder replacement. Simply connecting directly to the Festo Web Server for up-to-date parameterization data. Use Binary Mode for additional servo drive functionality by commissioning using the Festo Configuration Tool (FCT). In this mode, it is possible to store up to 31 positioning, velocity, or force tasks in the record table on the CMMO-ST with the ability of sequencing these tasks in a very flexible manner. 

Easy selection: Quickly and easily select EPCO cylinders based on required maximum speed, feed force, and stroke length. The EPCO is also included in PositioningDrives sizing tool for consideration in sizing more complicated applications.

Easy installation: The EPCO electric cylinder has a wide range of mounting accessories, making hardware selection and installation quick and easy. Safety: The CMMO-ST includes Safe Torque Off (STO), is rated for Category 3 / PL d.

Control options: The EPCO can be controlled using the CMMS-ST ServoLite Drive for control over a network or used with a CMMO-ST for simple I/O control. Festo Corp.

No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Safety for 18 years, warehouse maintenance tips, Ethernet and the IIoT, GAMS 2016 recap
2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40; Future vision: Where is manufacturing headed?; Electrical distribution, redefined
Strategic outsourcing delivers efficiency; Sleeve bearing clearance; Causes of water hammer; Improve air quality; Maintenance safety; GAMS preview
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Safety at every angle, Big Data's impact on operations, bridging the skills gap
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Applying network redundancy; Overcoming loop tuning challenges; PID control and networks
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role of plant safety and offers advice on best practices.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me