ID: 3495

Precise and robust

Manually and mechanically actuated valves VHEF and VMEF from Festo

The essence of any mechanical switching device is an accurate response. That is exactly why it is designed to respond with precision. And why it can be installed, without backlash, in just a few steps. The manually and mechanically actuated valves from the VHEF and VMEF series from Festo follow precisely these mechanical principles.

Given that the conditions in the field are sometimes quite harsh, for example with sawdust in furniture production, or even in agricultural automation, a manual or mechanical valve must be able to withstand stresses. The manual and mechanically actuated valve series VMEF and VHEF work reliably even in these types of situations. The valves ensure accurate processes and represent extremely good value for money.


Whether the mechanism is triggered by a workpiece, a component or a person, manual or mechanical valves are the most direct way to control a process. They don't need any energy conversion, additional reaction times or long cables. The actuated plunger simply switches the valve and triggers the next step in the process.


Both valves are part of the Festo core product range and are therefore always available worldwide, no matter where in the world a machine or system is installed.

Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. The LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation is becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,000 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €2.84 billion in 2020. Each year around 8 % of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.

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Valve VMEF
The universal, mechanical stem actuated valve with roller lever attachment.
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Valve VHEF
The universal, manual stem actuated valve with pushbutton, switch, hand lever or toggle lever attachment.