Rotary actuator and sensor can be installed in seconds

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Festo has launched the DRVS, a semi-rotary vane drive with a sensor solution which Festo claims can be fitted in seconds. The drive features a compact, lightweight design and delivers torque ratings of up to 20Nm.It is said to have an infinitely adjustable swivel angle which means that it gives flexibility to the user for up to 90, 180 or 270°.

When combined with the SRBS sensor detecting the rotation is made easy. The SRBS is a closed and encapsulated unit that can be quickly assembled and screwed into place.The unit provides innovative sensing without the need for mechanical adjustment and manually searching for switching points, reducing set-up time.

Sensing is performed magnetically and without contact, and as a result, offers a long service life and reliable operation. The actuator and sensing solution is ideal for simpler flap, divert, escapement type applications in light assembly and packing machines.

The new DRVS compliments Festo’s existing range of actuators including the DRRD, which is an economical yet robust drive for higher load applications.

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