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Fast & reliable configuration of process valves

18 February 2019

Aimed at those responsible for specifying valves for process applications, the new process valve configurator from Festo, available free online, significantly simplifies engineering and procurement processes for manually operated to automated process valves.

Users need to simply select a few parameters and the configurator will immediately suggest appropriate combinations, making engineering for process applications simple, fast and reliable.

The tool ensures quick and successful project management by taking all relevant factors into account: from initial product search, configuration, sizing and documentation right through to ordering and delivery of the ready-to-install process valve unit – including customer-specific requests.

Configured process valve units are tailored and ready-to-install, with all components perfectly matched: butterfly valves, quarter turn actuators, pilot valves, sensor boxes, positioners, adapter kits and hand levers. Whether your priority is the ease of manually actuated combinations, a unit with pilot valves and a sensor box, or a unit with a positioner, simply choose the required parameters in the input menu and the configurator suggests the right solutions.

Order ID & CAD download included

Together with the proposed solution, the configurator generates an order ID for the complete combination, which can be used for placing future orders - eliminating the need for multiple component order numbers and significantly reducing time in purchasing and logistics. There are also benefits in terms of documentation because the CAD data for the complete module can be downloaded in accordance with the configuration.

The configurator is part of Festo’s commitment to driving digitalisation and supporting its customers to enter the age of Industry 4.0. As an automation expert, Festo combines its extensive knowledge of industrial applications with the latest developments in information technology to provide customers with helpful tools to support their digital journey.

This digital customer journey guides users safely and comprehensively through the Festo portfolio, from information procurement and configuration through ordering and delivery to commissioning and maintenance, as well as the technical training available through Festo Didactic.

The Festo process valve configurator currently includes butterfly media valves and will be expanded to include ball valves later this year. The configurator can be accessed here: www.festo.com/kvza