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Festo Unveils Hygienic Pneumatic Components

Festo recently unveiled pneumatic valves, cylinders, and air-preparation systems that meet Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) good manufacturing practices for safely handling, manufacturing, and packing food.

The company’s MPA-C valve terminal, which is rated IP69K, can be mounted directly on a machine – no cabinet required. The valve is designed for efficient cleaning and feature FDA-compliant materials and NSF-H1 lubrication. 

Festo MPA-C valve terminal

Festo’s MPA-C valve terminal is designed for efficient cleaning.

The stainless steel CRDSNU cylinder conforms to “clean design” criteria and offers efficient cleaning. A thread-less bearing cap and the elimination of adjusting screws through self-adjusting cushioning reduces the risk of contamination. The cylinder’s FDA compliant NSF-H1 lubricating grease and dry-run wiper seals make it ideal for hygienic production in aggressive environments. With no cushioning adjustment required, this round pneumatic cylinder reduces installation time.

Festo CRDSNU cylinder

The CRDSNU cylinder from Festo conforms to clean design criteria.

The pre-configured MS-Series compressed air preparation units ensure clean air is utilized on a machine, Filtration is available for 99.9999% efficiency and air qualities of 1:4:2 or better can be achieved in accordance with the ISO 8573-1:2010 standard.

Festo also offers clean-design fittings and a range of tubing types – rated for hygienic operations and harsh environments. PUN-H and PTFEN tubing are ideally suited for use in the food industry. Both are resistant to cleaning agents, microbes, and hydrolysis and are FDA compliant.

Festo’s single Motion Terminal is capable of replacing 50 different components through the download of various combinations of apps. Festo developed the Motion Terminal to seamlessly integrate computational algorithms and physical components. As an Industry 4.0 solution, this new cyber-physical system enables scalability and cloud-based predictive analytics.

Festo field sales engineers help OEMs select the right products for food-safe processing and packaging machines and consult on subassemblies and panel building opportunities for bringing those machines to market faster and at less cost. For poultry, red meat, pork, and seafood processors, Festo field sales engineers consult to ensure the proper products are utilized for the application.


About Festo

Festo is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, Festo Corporation has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment. For more information, visit