The quicker way to get process valve and quarter turn actuator units
The configurators for process valve and quarter turn actuator units from Festo make it easier for system planners to find the optimal solution. Simply select a few parameters and the configurators will suggest appropriate combinations, making engineering in the process industry fast, reliable and easy with coordinated and ready-to-install solutions.
The configurators for butterfly valve units (KVZA), ball valve units (KVZB) and quarter turn actuator units (KDFP) greatly simplify engineering and procurement processes. The tools ensure quick and successful project management by taking all relevant factors into account: from the initial product search, configuration, sizing and documentation right through to ordering and delivery of the ready-to-install process valve or quarter turn actuator unit – everything is combined in the tools, including customer-specific requests.
All components, from ball valves, butterfly valves, quarter turn actuators, pilot valves and limit switch boxes to positioners, adapter kits and hand levers, are from a single source and are perfectly matched and pre-assembled. From the simple manually actuated combination, the unit with pilot valve and limit switch box to the unit with positioner, this can give a complete solution depending on requirements. The user simply chooses the required parameters in the configurator’s input menu and the configurator suggests the right solutions. Alternatively it is also possible to select a straight actuator unit without process valve for automating existing process valves.
Order ID and CAD download included
Together with the proposed solution, the configurator generates an order ID for the complete combination, which can be used for placing future orders. There are also benefits in terms of documentation because the CAD data for the complete, configured unit can be downloaded. Immediate price and delivery time information make the ordering process easier.
Breakthrough in digitalisation
With the online configurators, Festo is driving digitalisation forward and supporting its customers as they enter the age of Industry 4.0. Festo as an automation expert is combining its extensive knowledge of industrial applications with the latest developments in information technology to realise online applications for industrial automation practice.
Festo is also using digital communication to support its customers throughout the Digital Customer Journey. This digital journey guides users safely and comprehensively through the Festo portfolio, from information procurement and configuration through ordering and delivery to commissioning and maintenance or even to the technical training offering of Festo Didactic.
Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 21,000 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.07 billion in 2019. 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. Yet training services are not only provided for Festo’s own staff – Festo Didactic SE also supplies basic and further training programmes in the field of automation technology for customers, students and trainees.