Festo Corporation introduced new sanitary ball, angle seat, and pinch valves at Interphex 2017. With this introduction, Festo claims to offer seamless automation from control cabinet to pipe for steam, inert gases, water, cleaning solutions and powders applications.

The new automated valve solutions feature the company’s VZBE ball valves, VZXA angle seat valves, VZQA pinch valves, DFPD quarter-turn actuators, VSNC NAMUR pilot valves and the SRBC family of open/close sensor boxes. For proportional flow applications, Festo also offers the CMSX digital positioner which can control the position of single and double-acting pneumatic actuators and double-acting linear actuators in process automation systems.

These products support Industry 4.0 and the industrial Internet of Things functionality providing greater flexibility and operational performance. Festo offers sizing assistance for control-to-pipe applications and at the customer’s request can provide fully assembled and tested valve terminals along with automated valve assemblies for plug-and-play installation.

The new valves from Festo feature 316-stainless steel bodies and Teflon seats. Valves are rated up to 1,000 psi and 400° Fahrenheit (200° C). These 3A approved valves feature tri-clamp and welding connections. Fire-safe API607 valves with ANSI flange connections are also available.

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