Festo VTUG and CPX-E now available as a package
September 4, 2018 | By Mario Cywinski
Festo compact VTUG plug-in valve terminal and CPX-E master/modular control system can now be ordered as a package. They fit together inside a very small cabinet, with the space being used economically.
Festo has enhanced VTUG plug-in, making it more suitable for control panel installations used in the process or food and packaging industries. Features include: new panel mount manifolds, back pressure check valves, hot -swap module, and fixed flow restrictors. The new manifolds eliminate the need for actuator tubing within the cabinet, reducing panel size, assembly labour and cost. The supplied sealing gasket offers IP69K protection.
VTUG’s hot-swap function allows individual valves to be replaced quickly during operation without the valve terminal having to be depressurized causing a potential loss of production time. VTUG offers up to 24 valve positions in a fixed grid and two possible functions per valve when 2x 3/2-way valves are selected.
VTUG can communicate to the most common fieldbus networks including PROFINET, and Ethernet/IP. A DXF contour template is available when the VTUG is configured online, it reduces the engineering time required to create the panel production drawings
To read our article about the CPX-E, go to: mromagazine.com/products/festos-new-modular-control-system/.