Festo automation for automotive and electronic equipment is available from Farnell
Air control values, pressure transmitters, vacuum generators, drives, air control cylinders and sensors by automation specialist, Festo, are now available for fast delivery from Farnell.
The distributor stocks a range of pneumatic and electrical automation products from Festo for automotive, electronic equipment manufacturing, life sciences-, pharmaceutical and food processing and packaging industries.
Farnell has expanded its pneumatics range and industrial automation and control portfolio with this latest signing. Almost 3,000 of the most in-demand Festo products are now in stock and available for next day delivery in the UK and Ireland, confirms Farnell.
The products complement components from other suppliers stocked by Farnell, affording customers flexibility in system design and build, as well as facilitating critical maintenance and equipment repairs, says Farnell.
The portfolio includes Festo’s mini slide (DGST), claimed to be the most compact pneumatic slide actuator on the market. It has an integrated shock absorber, sensor holders and end of stroke cushioning. Typical applications include electronics, light assembly, machine building and handling technology.
There is also the ISO Cylinder (DSBC) which meets ISO 15552 and has a wide range of mounting options. It is provided in an industry standard profile with two sensor slots, and has self-adjusting pneumatic end-position cushioning that adapts to changes in load and speed, and a magnetic piston for position sensing.
The short stroke compact cylinder (ADN) meets ISO 21287 and requires up to 50 per cent less installation space then comparable products, says Festo. It has a piston rod with internal or external thread and magnetic piston for position sensing.
The low-cost, sturdy and durable solenoid valve (VUVS) can be used individually or on manifold bases.
Simon Meadmore, global head of IP&E at Farnell, said: “We are delighted to introduce Festo into our automation technology portfolio. The breadth of Festo’s products greatly enhances our pneumatics range and extends our comprehensive industrial automation offering. . . . our new partnership with Festo will allow our customers to complete critical maintenance and repairs with reduced equipment or factory downtime. In addition to this, our customers will be able to safely streamline factory automation processes while bringing to market new machinery and equipment much faster with Festo.”
Farnell provides specialist 24/5 technical support covering pneumatics, industrial automation and control technology. Customers also have access to free online resources, data sheets, application notes, videos and webinars on the Farnell website.
Farnell operates in the electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair sectors, serving customers ranging from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.
Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America and element14 throughout Asia Pacific.
Farnell is a business unit of Avnet.