Festo CPX valve terminal can be mounted on a skid, shown here, or in a control panel. CPX is now easily commissioned into the DeltaV DCS ecosystem.
Festo CPX valve terminal can be mounted on a skid, shown here, or in a control panel. CPX is now easily commissioned into the DeltaV DCS ecosystem.
Festo CPX valve terminal can be mounted on a skid, shown here, or in a control panel. CPX is now easily commissioned into the DeltaV DCS ecosystem.
Festo CPX valve terminal can be mounted on a skid, shown here, or in a control panel. CPX is now easily commissioned into the DeltaV DCS ecosystem.
Festo CPX valve terminal can be mounted on a skid, shown here, or in a control panel. CPX is now easily commissioned into the DeltaV DCS ecosystem.

Festo valve manifold configurator for DeltaV expands integration options

May 18, 2023

Festo launched Apr. 19 its CPX valve manifold configurator for Emerson’s DeltaV DCS for fast, simple, and effective programming, commissioning and validation of Festo-based pneumatics for skids and machines. Simple CPX configuration commissioning is available for Rockwell Automation’s ecosystem, too.

CPX electric terminal is a modular peripheral system for valve terminals. This third-party tool lets users incorporate a Festo pilot valve manifold and I/O into a DeltaV system. The modular design of CPX enables a virtually endless range of pneumatic system configurations.

Users employ CPX’s Festo Maintenance Tool (FMT) to build the pneumatic system configuration manually or read it online from the CPX terminal. Using imported configuration files from CPX, DeltaV seamlessly commissions Festo-based pneumatics. Festo designed the export/import and commissioning process to be as efficient as Emerson’s CHARMS I/O interfacing process and offer similar capabilities. The export integrates directly with DeltaV’s hardware and software paths. It also facilitates error handling and custom tag names in DeltaV. Dynamos are created for the operator interface to clear alarms from CPX modules. The new commissioning capability is compatible with EtherNet/IP and Profibus communication protocols.

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Jim Montague | Executive Editor

Jim Montague is executive editor of Control.