By DE StaffFluid Power Machine Building
Festo’s VTSA-IO Link valve terminal provides flexible connectivity.
Festo has released its VTSA IO-Link valve terminal which includes an IO-Link connector. The terminal offers capacity of up to 24 coils – 24 single or 12 double solenoids – in any combination of valve sizes (e.g. 18mm, 26mm, 42mm and 52mm). VTSA IO-Link also offers optional add-ons such as stackable regulators, integrated vacuum generator, pilot air pressure control and monitoring, and a safety exhaust and soft stop valve. The terminal’s interface can also be used in combination with Festo’s CTEU network adaptor to create a fieldbus network with protocols like EtherNet IP, PROFINET and EtherCAT. Festo can supply the VTSA IO-Link manifolds assembled or will supply the IO-Link connector package separately for customers to assemble onsite.