Festo Introduces Low Cost EtherNet/IP Connectivity to Its Most Economical Valve Terminals

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The new Festo CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP interface module improves the quality, performance, and diagnostics of OEM pneumatic systems at a fraction of the cost of previous generation solutions – configure up to 96 valves on multiple valve terminals with a single EtherNet/IP node. The CTEU-EP is a Rockwell Encompass referenced product

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The new CTEU-EP universal interface module from Festo makes EtherNet/IP connectivity low cost and plug and play for an extensive range of economical Festo valve terminals. The CTEU-EP is ODVA conformant and a Rockwell Encompass referenced product.

For maximum flexibility, OEMs can configure up to 96 valves on multiple valve terminals with a single EtherNet/IP node. Basic diagnostics reduce downtime through faster identification of such fault conditions as under voltage and short circuit.

The CTEU-EP offers plug and play connectivity and automatic identification of the valve terminal type and configuration. These attributes simplify and speed up installation. CTEU-EP lowers inventory requirements – a single part number covers multiple configurations – and, with an adapter, a single CTEU-EP can interface two valve terminals for even more efficiency and savings.

The CTEU-EP connects to all Festo I-Port enabled valve terminals, including VTUG, VTUB, MPA-L, VTOC, and CPV. In harsh environment applications, CTEU-EP can interface EtherNet/IP to the MPA-C IP69K rated valve terminal. CTEU-EP is also compatible with other Festo I-Port enabled products such as the CTSL input module, SDAT cylinder position transmitter, OVEM vacuum generator, VPPM pressure regulator, CMMO-LK stepper motor controller, and to a number of pressure sensors. I-Port relies on standard single pin M12 male and female connectors, which eliminate the installation complexity and cost associated with multipin connectors.

The CTEU family of universal interface modules is compatible with other leading Fieldbuses, including DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, ProfibusDP, Profinet, CANopen, and CC-Link. In addition, CTEU modules can be connected via CANopen to Festo CPX-CEC front end control.

For more information on the new Rockwell Encompass referenced CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP connector module and other models in the CTEU family, call Festo at 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.us.

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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.

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