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Festo Expands its Portfolio with Multilayer Manifolds

Manufacturers of medical and laboratory equipment now receive solutions from a single source

Festo is expanding its portfolio to include multilayer manifolds made of plastic (bonded manifolds) in order to be able to offer manufacturers of medical and laboratory equipment solutions from a single source. To this end, Festo is taking over the production systems and processes for manufacturing these complex plastic manifolds from Carville, a leading company in this field.

The British company Carville will cease operations in mid-2024 as the owner is retiring and has not found a successor for the business. This will enable Festo to produce complex plastic manifolds according to the specific requirements of customers in the medical technology and laboratory automation sectors in the future, thereby expanding its portfolio. Multilayer manifolds are key products for the connection of fluidic components and the distribution of liquids and gases in fluidic systems. Compared to conventional tubed or machined systems, they offer the possibility of significantly increasing integration density and process reliability.


Microfluidic solutions as a combination of multilayer manifolds and valves

The highly specialized HADB technology (High Accuracy Diffusion Bonding) used here enables the precise production of manifolds made of acrylic and Ultem and, thanks to the high geometric precision, also allows microfluidic applications to be implemented intelligently. HADB technology leads to competitive advantages, particularly in medical technology, diagnostics and the life sciences. In combination with the media-separated valves of the VYKA, VYKB and VYKC series, Festo can thus offer microfluidic solutions from a single source.

费斯托 (Festo)是一家全球性的独立的家族企业,总部位于德国埃斯林根。自成立以来,Festo在工业自动化技术和技术教育方面制定标准,从而为环境、经济和社会的可持续发展做出贡献。公司为超过35个行业的30万家工厂和过程自动化客户提供气动和电驱动自动化技术解决方案,其中生命科学和实验室自动化业务受到越来越多的关注。Festo产品和服务遍布176个国家。2023年,费斯托在全球61个国家的250多个分支机构拥有约20600名员工,实现销售额36.5亿欧元。每年约7%的销售额用于研发。在这家学习型企业,1.5%的销售额用于基础和进一步培训。Festo 教学培训 (Didactic SE) 是全球领先的技术教育和培训供应商,为全球客户提供工业环境中全面的数字化和常规学习解决方案。

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Multilayer Manifold
Multilayer manifolds for manufacturers of medical and laboratory equipment: in future, Festo will offer these in combination with media-separated valves from a single source.