This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Low-cost pneumatic valve terminals and digital I/O modules

19 April 2012

Festo has introduced a range of low-cost modular pneumatic valves, together with a complementary digital I/O modules for its CPX automation platform.

The new MPA-L valve terminals feature sub-bases manufactured from polymer instead of metal to reduce both cost and weight. They can be configured and retrofitted in the field – one valve at a time. The terminals are intended, primarily, for use in cost-sensitive applications, where configuration flexibility and expandability are key demands, such as in factory automation, biotechnology and the food processing industry.

The valve terminals are based on Festo’s MPA-S terminals, but provide increased design granularity and a wider range of electrical connection options to simplify system integration. All MPA valve terminals, which include the MPA-S, the new MPA-L and the high flow rate MPA-F, have been designed to facilitate condition monitoring and diagnostics. As well as being compatible with Festo's CPX modular automation platform, the MPA-L terminals are available with a vareity of hard-wired control schemes.

The new low-cost digital I/O modules have been designed for integration with the CPX electrical terminal and are fully compatible with all standard CPX modules and fieldbus nodes with polymer sub-bases - and can also be combined with MPA and VTSA valve terminals to create cost-effective electro-pneumatic control solutions. The IP20 rated modules are optimised for cabinet installation. A new type of connection block that uses novel push-in spring connections is said to simplify system wiring and provide a compact, high-channel density interface. CPX-L modules are available with 16 digital inputs, or 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs; each channel offers a 3-wire connection scheme for maximum signal integrity.


Contact Details and Archive...

Related Articles...

Most Viewed Articles...

Print this page | E-mail this page