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.

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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.

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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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The application: labelling

Your objective: fast labelling with precise positioning

Our solution: the product portfolio for quick and accurate label handling

    Easy-to-clean guided drive in Clean Design: DGRF from Festo

Precise and easy-to-clean: guided drive DGRF

High precision guiding and load capacity. Clean Design guarantees ease of cleaning. Lubrication approved by the FDA. Long service life, optional seal for dry-running operation. Perfect in conjunction with corresponding sensor SMT-C1. Suitable for labelling applications or as a “pusher” in monitoring processes to eject defective parts.

DGRF in the catalogue   Sensors SMT in the catalogue

    Reliable quality inspection: intelligent vision system SBO...Q from Festo

Reliable inspection: intelligent vision system SBOx-Q

100% quality inspection. Precise measurement, orientation checking, positioning. Electronic evaluation unit and interfaces (Ethernet/CAN) for communication with master controllers (PLC) are already integrated. With permanently integrated lens or interchangeable lens, depending on the task.


Intelligent vision system SBox-Q in the catalogue

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Electrical positioning systems - Optimised Motion Series

Electrical positioning systems - Optimised Motion Series

Low-cost with optimised performance. Easier positioning than ever before.

  • As easy and affordable as a pneumatic cylinder, but with the functionality of an electric drive
  • Easy to configure and to order the right size and combination
  • Motor controller including matching cables in one package

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Valve series VUVG

Valve series VUVG - the new benchmark for standard valves

Low-cost, high-flow, compact and simple – the best valve in its class

  • Patented cartridge principle for excellent sealing characteristics and durability
  • Compact with high flow rate
  • Can be expanded to form a valve terminal with an individual connection
  • Electrically and pneumatically actuated valves

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