What are the advantages of valve terminals?
Valve terminals are primarily used in process and factory automation, and have become indispensable in the automotive and electronics industries, as well as in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food and beverage industries. With valve terminals and their integrated electrical inputs and outputs, small control tasks can be handled directly on site, independently of the control system. This makes the valve terminal one of the core elements of pneumatic automation.
By using valve terminals, installation work is kept to a minimum and costs manageable – because only one central pneumatic compressed air supply and one central power supply is needed to control a large number of valves and their functions. The configuration represents another advantage: with valve terminals, the communication and automation of numerous valves are combined in one device. This considerably simplifies the installation of software, as valves can be programmed in a network instead of individually. Festo valve terminals also have extensive diagnostic functions, which keep system availability at the highest level and reduce maintenance intervals.