By DE StaffFluid Power Machine Building
Festo’s MPA-C features IP69K and CRC4 class rating eliminating need to house it in a control cabinet.
Festo released its MPA-C valve terminal as part of the company’s Clean Design series for food production systems. Due to its IP69K and CRC4 class ratings, the terminal can be housed near the food handling area of the machine rather than in a control cabinet. The MPA-C also handles high pressure cleaning, cleaning foams or harsh operating conditions. The valve terminal features single, modular sub-bases for up to 32 valves or solenoid coils, NSF-H1 lubrication and FDA certified materials. It also has electrical interfaces on the front or back, with multi-pin, fieldbus or Ethernet via CTEU/CTEL with or without manual override, allowing for 1-32 pressure zones. The MPA-C line also offers enhanced safety for exhaust air build-up when the non-return valve option is employed in exhaust ducts 3 and 5.