Meat processing – safely automated

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Hygiene is crucial in meat processing. Every one of your systems, from slaughter to meat processing to packaging, has to be meticulous when it comes to preventing contamination. That is why we have pneumatic and electric automation solutions that are perfect for processing meat and sausages, built using a hygienic design, extremely resistant to external influences and easy to clean.

Key safety questions

Safety in the meat and sausage processing industry means machine safety. But having reliably clean production processes is also a top priority.

Emergency Buton
Machine safety

For Festo machines, working safely with machines is a matter of course. Using safe pneumatic and electric components from Festo provides you with the certainty that your safety measures are being implemented in compliance with the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This allows you to achieve the best possible safety at your workstations.

With our industry experience, we guide companies through the stages of risk assessment, designing a safety plan, validation and much more – with practical on-site training for your employees.

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Clean Design Valve Terminal
Food safety

We make no compromises when it comes to food safety. We provide you with the right automation components for meat processing machines, with durable and resistant materials and a hygienic design. Everything you need for a perfectly hygienic and clean condition that can be achieved very fast.

We are very aware of how things have to be done in your industry, and our experts are very familiar with the relevant standards and directives you must adhere to.

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Reliably tight packaging

An example of food packaging is an application that can handle materials of different quality and thickness, while making sure the tension is right for every material. If not, the goods might be damaged or the packaging may not be fully sealed. The utmost care must be taken when feeding in the material – even tiny inaccuracies can lead to a loss of quality in production.

The solution is a dancer control system that integrates all the functions in a decentralised manner on the valve terminal MPA. This includes our terminal CPX, which you can use to easily incorporate pneumatic and electric control chains into any automation concept. Our easy-to-clean stainless steel round cylinder CRDSNU ensures spotless processes.

Automation for meat processing


Round cylinder CRDSNU

With NSF-H1 grease. Extremely reliable and durable thanks to the dry-running seal. Always correctly adjusted, too, thanks to the self-adjusting end-position cushioning system PPS.

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Valve terminal MPAC

Valve terminal MPA-C

Easy to clean and corrosion resistant. IP69K for direct use in challenging environments. FDA-compliant materials and NSF-H1 grease included.

More about the MPA-C


Plastic tubing PTFEN

The PFTEN tubing is particularly resistant to chemicals, cleaning agents, extreme temperatures and pressure. Ideal for the food processing industry, e.g. meat processing.

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Basics for the installation - basic solutions from Festo

The application: basics for the installation

Your objective: compressed air quality in accordance with legal requirements, efficient air supply for high system availability, cost-optimised operation

Our solution: components and services for optimum compressed air preparation and supply including leakage detection

    Stainless steel control cabinet with protection up to IP 69K

Stainless steel control cabinets with protection up to IP 69K

Ready-to-install solutions for the food industry

  • Application-specific combination of components: pneumatic, electric or combined
  • Easy to clean and protected against the ingress of liquids and foreign matter


More information about ready-to-install solutions

    Soft-start/quick exhaust valve MS6-SV

Safety valve MS6-SV

Reliable and fast venting of systems with integrated soft-start function

  • Diagnostics, switching status and pressure sensing via AS-i bus
  • Certified for Performance Level e, category 4, in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849-1


MS6-SV in the catalogue


    MS service units

Clean compressed air for the food industry with Festo service units

Fine, micro and activated carbon filters for the highest compressed air quality requirements

Information on compressed air preparation

Detailed animation for the MS series

    Festo tubing and fittings for the food and beverage industry

Tubing/fitting combinations for the food industry

Product overview of tubing and fittings


Tubing/fitting combination PFAN/NPCK

  • Highest level of corrosion resistance (CRC 4)
  • FDA compliant
  • Suitable for a wide range of media
  • No edges: easy to clean

Tubing PFAN in the catalogue

Quick connector NPCK in the catalogue

    Festo polypropylene fitting NPQP with polyethylene tubing PLN

Tubing/fitting combination PLN/NPQP

  • Resistant to cleaning agents
  • FDA compliant
  • Economical


Fitting NPQP in the catalogue
Tubing PLN in the catalogue