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Festo SPAU, SPAN pressure sensors aim to set new value standards


May 6, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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May 6, 2017 – Festo’s next generation pressure sensors SPAU and SPAN promise to offer customers “excellent functionality and versatility along with fast, easy installation and commissioning.”

These additions to the Festo range of sensors are designed to simplify choice and reduce complexity for engineers. SPAU is Festo’s flagship machine and cell level pressure sensor, while SPAN is an all-new 30 x 30 mm model. According to Festo, the IO-Link functionality makes SPAN and SPAU “fast and easy” to set up and commission and also enables remote maintenance and parameterization. The freely programmable SPAU comes with either protection class IP65 or IP67 and can be employed with six possible electrical connections including plug, 4-pin, M8 and M12 as well as nine possible pneumatic connections. Meanwhile, SPAN shares the same intuitive menu guidance used in SPAU and is available with or without a built-in visual display. The display version boasts a clear, two-colour, back-lit LCD to let users monitor their systems.