Festo is widely known for its pneumatic products. However, Festo has a lesser-known lineup of I/O blocks, motors, robotics, and other electrical devices.
In this learning path, you will go through all the steps it takes to install, configure and connect a Festo CMMT-ST Servo Drive to an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC.
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Learn how to integrate the Festo Servo Drive with and Allen Bradley PLC
Festo is widely known for its pneumatic products. They’ve engineered, developed and produced top of the line solenoids, valves, actuators, pneumatic banks, and many other closely related devices that we see in every manufacturing plant. However, Festo has a lesser known lineup of products that extends beyond pneumatics. They provide means of control in the form of I/O blocks, motors, robotics, and other electrical devices.In this article, we’re going to go over the CMMT servo drive from Festo as a collaboration with a guest we had on the Manufacturing Hub Podcast not long ago: Preston Hadley.The CMMT-ST Servo Drive is ideal for high-efficiency tasks that have low power requirements. It’s small, easy to integrate into an existing system and provides an accurate control over the motor it’s paired with.
Learn how to connect the Festo drive to an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC, establish a control scheme through an Add-On Instruction (AOI) and validate the tag structures passed between the two devices.