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Compact pneumatic valve terminal promises ease of installation

19 September 2012

Festo has launched a pneumatic valve terminal which is designed to deliver high performance in a compact and robust unit. The VTUG multipin terminal is said to be a simple-to-apply universal valve device that has many electrical connection options, offering greater flexibility for ease of control and installation.

The VTUG boasts a high flow rate and high pressure for its compact size and is suited to use in food, beverage, packing, electronics, semiconductor and light assembly applications.

The valve terminal is connected and controlled via D sub or ribbon cable connectors, allowing easy connection and simple system integration. The multipin connector can be swapped out for an iport connector, allowing connection to the industry-standard IO-Link network in addition to many fieldbus and industrial Ethernet protocols.

The valves are suitable for low- and high-pressure operation, from -0.9 to 10 bar, and can support positive pressure and vacuum on one manifold thanks to being able to create multiple pressure zones on one terminal. Users can easily switch between external and internal pilot air without having to specify prior to building, making the terminal ideal for use with vacuum or low-pressure applications. This flexibility means OEMs can change their mind during the build without ordering additional parts.

The range is available with an IP40 or IP67 rating, enabling operation in a range of environments and in ambient temperatures of up to 60°C.


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