IP69K without control cabinet
The Clean Design valve terminal MPA-C is setting a high standard. It meets the requirements for protection class IP69K and CRC4, the highest corrosion resistance class at Festo. This makes it suitable for both centralised and decentralised installation concepts.
The use of FDA-compliant housing and NSF-H1-Fett grease goes without saying. These products, complemented by a redundant seal system, allow problem-free cleaning with high pressure jets or foam and enable valve terminals to be installed in locations with harsh environmental conditions.
The Clean Design valve terminal MPA-C allows users and designers to create decentralised installation concepts without a control cabinet in harsh and intensively-cleaned environments in the food and beverage industry. This valve terminal can be installed close to the application, thus saving space.
The fact that no control cabinet is required reduces the need for tubing and thus allows quicker and simpler installation and rapid access for servicing or maintenance work. Shorter tubing lengths mean that cycle rates can be speeded up. If, for example, the tubing length is reduced from 5 to 1 m, the cycle time is halved.
The valve terminal is not only adaptable to a machine design but also offers flexible configuration. Whether with an electrical interface on the front or reverse, with multipin, fieldbus or Ethernet via the communication interface CTEU/CTEL, whether with or without manual override, with anything from one to 32 pressure zones and a freely configurable working port – the possibilities are virtually endless.
FDA-compliant tubing/fitting combinations NPCK with PFAN, electrical connecting cables NEBV in IP69K and Clean Design drives such as CRDSNU or DSBF complete the product portfolio which Festo has to offer.
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 20,800 employees in over 250 branch offices in around 60 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.81 billion in 2022. Each year around 7% 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.