Nov 28, 2012

Festo Introduces Water Treatment Automation Solution

Controller works with both electric and pneumatic actuators

The Festo CECC is the first mini controller with IO-Link master and CoDeSys V3 for the water treatment industry. The CECC controller is designed to reduce installation times, simplify programming and enable fast and cost-effective control of sensors and valve actuators—either electric or pneumatic.

The CECC is a control solution for small to midsized treatment systems. Despite its modest dimensions, the CECC’s variety of interfaces allows it to handle the various electric and pneumatic automation tasks found in treatment facilities. The CECC can be easily and reliably integrated into higher-level systems.

A major advantage of the CECC is its IO-Link master with four channels. While traditional sensor/actuator interfaces only transmits 0 or 1, the new Festo mini controller with IO-Link master features an almost unlimited data interface. This enables treatment diagnostics down to the I/O connection point for easier troubleshooting.

“Festo took its industrial automation and water industry expertise and developed pneumatic and electric actuation components and control systems optimized for small to medium sized water treatment facilities,” said Craig Correia, Festo’s water industry segment manager. “This reduces engineering time for retrofits and new installations. It ensures lower labor costs during operation. Our solution lowers risk.”