Festo, a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for process and industrial automation, is showcasing the new Rockwell Encompass referenced CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP connector module at Tissue World Miami.
As well as Festo branded valve terminals, the new Festo CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP interface module is compatible with third-party devices. The module lowers the cost of EtherNet/IP connectivity while broadening the range of applications it is compatible with.
With the enhanced flexibility, original equipment manufacturers can cost-effectively integrate IO-Link devices such as pressure and flow sensors, RFID readers and light stacks along with a valve terminal with up to 64 solenoid coils. With a splitter, two-valve terminals can be served.
Besides connecting to a range of Festo valve terminals, including VTUG, VTUB, MPA-L, VTOC, and CPV, the CTEU family of universal interface modules is compatible with other leading fieldbuses, including DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, PROFIBUS DP, PROFINET, CANopen and CC-Link.
The CTEU-EP is also capable of delivering consistent high service quality in harsh-environment applications.