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New configurators from Festo save time and effort when selecting and ordering

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The configurators for process valve and quarter turn actuator units from Festo make it easier for system planners to find the optimal solution. Simply select a few parameters and the configurators will suggest appropriate combinations, making engineering in the process industry fast, reliable and easy with coordinated and ready-to-install solutions.

The configurators for butterfly valve units (KVZA), ball valve units (KVZB) and quarter turn actuator units (KDFP) greatly simplify engineering and procurement processes. The tools ensure quick and successful project management by taking all relevant factors into account: from the initial product search, configuration, sizing and documentation right through to ordering and delivery of the ready-to-install process valve or quarter turn actuator unit – everything is combined in the tools, including customer-specific requests.

All components, from ball valves, butterfly valves, quarter turn actuators, pilot valves and limit switch boxes to positioners, adapter kits and hand levers, are from a single source and are perfectly matched and pre-assembled. From the simple manually actuated combination, the unit with pilot valve and limit switch box to the unit with positioner, this can give a complete solution depending on requirements. The user simply chooses the required parameters in the configurator’s input menu and the configurator suggests the right solutions. Alternatively it is also possible to select a straight actuator unit without process valve for automating existing process valves.

Order ID and CAD download included

Together with the proposed solution, the configurator generates an order ID for the complete combination, which can be used for placing future orders. There are also benefits in terms of documentation because the CAD data for the complete, configured unit can be downloaded. Immediate price and delivery time information make the ordering process easier.

Breakthrough in digitalisation

With the online configurators, Festo is driving digitalisation forward and supporting its customers as they enter the age of Industry 4.0. Festo as an automation expert is combining its extensive knowledge of industrial applications with the latest developments in information technology to realise online applications for industrial automation practice.

Festo is also using digital communication to support its customers throughout the Digital Customer Journey. This digital journey guides users safely and comprehensively through the Festo portfolio, from information procurement and configuration through ordering and delivery to commissioning and maintenance or even to the technical training offering of Festo Didactic.

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