Posted at 05 December 2019

Precise and Rapid Positioning with the EPCC Electric Cylinder from Festo

Paul Skade
By Mark Carpenter
Product Manager, Industrial Hose

I am a former Engineer on Submarines in the Royal Navy and got in to the Hose industry in 2010 becoming the UK Sales Manager for Norres in 2014, ERIKS was my majo...

Read full bio

For simple, affordable and accurate positioning, the EPCC electric cylinder from Festo is hard to beat. It features a high quality ball screw that has very low internal friction, enabling the EPCC to achieve higher dynamic response and short positioning times. Handling systems in particular will benefit from the weight-optimised design of the EPCC.


Available in four sizes, the EPCC electric cylinder comprises a non-rotating piston rod with a stroke of up to 500 mm and a plain bearing guide. The compact ball screw drive ensures quiet spindle operation and precise positioning, with life-time lubrication for a long service life. The integrated end-position cushioning reduces noise when approaching the end positions, as well as absorbing impact energy during homing.

The EPCC is designed for flexibility and offers system designers a wide range of motor mounting options for optimum integration. Users have the choice of an axial or parallel motor position, and can switch between the two at any time. Its integrated coupling and double bearing also make the EPCC physically compact. In addition, Festo’s unique "one size down" assembly principle means that the EPCC is easy to mount in combination with a spindle or toothed belt ELGC linear axis. There is no need for any additional adapters, making optimum use of space.

The EPCC also offers the option to subsequently introduce air pressure compensation using fittings and tubing. Ducted pressure compensation air offers major advantages because ambient particles or moisture are not sucked into the electric cylinder and no particles are emitted from the drive into the ambient air.


Related Articles

Join the Conversation

Latest Articles

Take a look at our latest updates...

Positively impacting production using robots

Andy Silver

Order fulfilment is a vital part to any transaction. It’s essentially the part of the process whereb...

The changing market for single use gloves

Paul Skade

The demand for single-use gloves has increased in the past few months. It is undeniable that the spr...

How to Contact ERIKS

Get in Touch

For all general enquiries use the Enquire Online form - we'll connect you with the best member of our team for your query.  Alternatively, look up your local service centre...

Got a Technical Question?

We are proud to boast a strong team of technical specialists in each of our product and service areas. If you have a technical question a member of our team would be happy to help. 

Share Your Thoughts

At ERIKS we strive to deliver the best quality service and products. As part of this goal we encourage customers to submit feedback on their experiences so we can resolve any issues and concerns.