The new integrated pressure sensor is integrated into the Festo MPA valve terminal, allowing pressures to be monitored directly over the field bus system.
The integrated pressure sensor may be used to monitor supply or exhaust port pressure, or an external pressure source.
By monitoring the exhaust pressure, the device can detect when the exhaust silencers become blocked, enabling them to be replaced before any machine downtime is encountered.
The integrated pressure sensor has 4 LEDs to signal errors and to indicate when the pressure is above, below or within the desired pressure range. The device also eliminates the need for an analogue input card to monitor pressures, saving costs relating to hardware, programming and installation.