Automation: Modular Control System CPX-E

Source: Festo Corporation

Designed as an EtherCAT master controller 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 be easily integrated into existing host systems. This is made possible by the EtherCAT® master interface, the integrated PROFINET device interface or 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 a large number of applications
CPX-E features specific software functions tailored to products and solution packages from Festo, for example:

  • Handling technology
    • Parts handling
    • Assembly systems
    • Palletising
    • Gluing, dispensing
  • Complete automation
    • Packaging machines (flow wrappers)
    • Palletising systems
    • Selective soldering systems
    • Wafer handling systems