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Festo Motion Terminal VTEM bolsters productivity in Industrial Automation

One piece of hardware, several Motion Apps and countless solutions for your automation applications – the Festo Motion Terminal VTEM makes solving real industry problems a lot easier. The Festo VTEM is the first product in the Industrial Automation that can combine digitalisation and pneumatics. Set to revolutionise technology in this industry, The Festo Motion Terminal VTEM catapults pneumatics into the age of I4.0 with apps that can replace over 50 individual components.

No modification, no additional parts, no arduous installation – none of that is needed anymore. This new valve technology can be used for a wide range of products, functions and complete solution packages. The only prerequisite is a valve design with multiple degrees of freedom for actuation, as well as integrated data acquisition and processing suitable for a cyber-physical system. The overall economic advantages for both the machine builder and the operator as a result of the valve’s variability are immense.

Quickly activated software apps are revolutionising pneumatics by increasing flexibility, energy efficiency and accelerating production processes. The Motion Apps are key to almost limitless function integration for valve terminals. The apps can perform various functions such as cycle time monitoring, pneumatic soft stop, proportional pressure regulation, vacuum and a lot more. Assigning functions via software has the added benefit of preventing tampering and protecting the machine since it’s not possible to tell from the outside, which functions the valves are executing. Maintenance is also simplified, as long lists of spare and wearing parts are a thing of the past.

The combination of the CPX automation platform and the Festo Motion Terminal offers unbeatable synergies. With CPX, you can use many different control systems and end-user specifications. For instance, the integrated CODESYS controller and OPC UA give you an Industry 4.0 interface, while CPX-CTEL provides an affordable option for I-Port-based system expansions. For example, you can use a CPX-CTEL to integrate up to four more Festo I-Port devices via a bus node.

Festo will be hosting a free Motion Terminal VTEM  Live Webinar on the 25th September 2020. This webinar hosted by Festo seasoned experts will demonstrate how industry machines can benefit from this Industry 4.0 product. Visit their website www.festo.co.za for more information about the webinar.

  • For more info, contact marketing on 08600 FESTO (33786) or email marketing.za@festo.com.

 

 

 

 

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