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Cartesian handling system configurator

07 April 2015

Festo has developed a new system for configuring ready-to-install handling systems in less than 20 minutes. 

The Handling Guide Online (HGO) is said to reduce design, assembly and delivery times compared with previous methods, from around two months to just three weeks for a standard handling system.

The HGO uses three steps. First the engineer chooses between four Cartesian system options; single-axis systems, 2D linear gantry, 2D gantry and 3D gantry. Then the they enter the specific application data into the tool, such as the load and stroke length. The system then calculates the most appropriate handling system for those needs.

The new online tool offers a cost effective solution for design engineers looking to configure handling systems for applications such as palletisers, end-of-line packaging, assembling and laser cutting. can The tool can be found at

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