The products of the Bayer’s Division Crop Science secure and boost crop yields in more than 120 countries. The new multi-purpose facility built by the company had to meet extremely strict demands on safety and reliability. Inspection cycles had to be significantly reduced, and downtime caused by repairs was to be entirely eliminated in the future. To achieve this, Bayer relied on valve technology from Festo. The facility has now been running smoothly for such a long time that the German Technical Control Board (TÜV) has issued Festo with a certificate for unlimited use of its valves.
Another Festo product that has been paying off for Bayer for many years is the polyurethane tubing in combination with the push-in fittings NPQH. It is used as compressed air supply lines for the solenoid valves. It is quick to assemble and flexible in installation. The tubing clip mechanism in the fitting has an integrated sealing ring which prevents the loss of compressed air and can be quickly released if necessary.
Other advantages for Bayer are the tubing’s strong resistance to UV radiation and its resistance to chemicals. We can supply tubing in various colours, making identification by the customer unnecessary if nitrogen is used in addition to compressed air. Thanks to our bulk packs, there is no need for connector fittings even when long tubing lengths are required. This reduces the possible number of leaks to an absolute minimum.