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Compact pressure sensor builds on comprehensive sensor offering

30 November 2016

Festo announced a new compact pressure sensor, SPAN, to build on its comprehensive range of sensors for process and factory automation applications.

SPAN extends Festo’s pressure sensing offer, delivering an easy to set up, use and maintain sensor in a compact 30 x 30mm form factor with IP40 certified protection against outside ingress, optimised to be competitively priced. Applications include supply pressure monitoring, vacuum monitoring, leak testing, pressure monitoring at the regulator and object detection. 

SPAN shares the same intuitive menu guidance used in the recently released SPAU and SFAW sensors and features a clear, high-contrast, two-colour, back-lit LCD, allowing users to easily monitor their systems. The sensor’s IO-Link functionality reduces commissioning and set-up time, as well as enabling remote maintenance and parameterisation. Designed to be open and modular, with high flexibility, SPAN has switchable PNP/NPN and analogue current or voltage outputs, allowing simple and rapid integration into numerous control systems

The new sensor forms part of Festo’s redesigned and reengineered ‘blue star’ core product range, which combine optimised functionality and cost to meet 80 percent of automation technology customer demands at an attractive price, with easy online ordering, global stocking and next-day availability. Customers still benefit from Festo’s high standards of quality, service and support, and can access the same software and engineering tools for selection and sizing, design, ordering, commissioning and service to optimise their machines and systems.
“This new compact pressure sensor improves on the previous generation, delivering higher performance, greater flexibility and increased usability, with easy availability and competitive pricing, without compromising Festo’s usual high standards of quality,” says Andy Parker-Bates, product manager at Festo. “Along with the SPAU pressure sensor and SFAW flow sensor, SPAN forms part of a family of sensor devices designed to simplify choice and reduce complexity for engineers through open, modular and versatile functionality.” 

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