Festo launches MS-Basic, a family of pneumatic service units in polymer housings that offer attractively priced components covering most application needs. MS-Basic air preparation components have the functionality to perform the most important technical tasks necessary for proper compressed air preparation and consist of pressure regulators, filter regulators, electric on/off and soft start valves, as well as manual on/off valves with filter/regulator combinations.
MS-Basic components are fully compatible with the existing Festo MS line of premium service units. Machine builders and end-use customers can combine inexpensive MS-Basic pressure regulators, filter regulators, on/off and soft start valves with MS series safety valves, lubricators, distributors, filters, and dryers to assemble the best mix of low-cost basic functions with high-end functionality.
The MS-Basic pressure regulators and filter regulators are powerful, yet lightweight. These units have a high flow rate of up to 6000 lpm. The polymer materials reduce unit weight by up to 30% compared with the metal housing units. For the filter regulator, Festo integrated the filter in the bowl. This makes changing the filters easy and saves installation space. The transparent bowl provides clear indication whether dirt needs to be removed.
A manual or normally closed, fully automatic condensate drain provides process reliability and protection against contamination. The new electric on/off valve is also available as a soft start/quick exhaust valve. Soft start units safely and slowly build working pressure at an adjustable rate until it reaches 50% of set pressure before switching to full set pressure. Festo provides a free online configurator to quickly and easily configure the optimum air preparation system.
MS-Basic service units are featured in the new Festo Pneumatic Essentials program – an ambitious global undertaking to streamline ordering and ensure fast delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic components nearly anywhere in the world.
Festo Essentials, which fit most pneumatic applications, include service units, high wear polyurethane tubing, one-way flow control valves, high flow valves for normal and harsh environments, self-teaching proximity switches, mini slides, guided drives, repairable pneumatic cylinders conforming to NFPA interchange dimensions, and metric and imperial round and compact cylinders. Customers are assured of world-renowned Festo quality components that boost machine performance, lower waste, and reduce the risk of downtime. Festo Essentials are also compact for today’s smaller footprint, energy efficient machines.
For more information on the readily available MS-Basic service units, the Festo Pneumatic Essentials Program, and the advantages of working within the Festo ecosystem ‒ an ecosystem that leads to less engineering overhead, fast time to market, and seamless connectivity.
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