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Festo’s new DFPD quarter-turn actuator covers many needs in process automation

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Controls/Drives Festo FPD quarter-turn actuator series

New DFPD series from Festo offers the advantage of a small size and versatility.

MISSISSAUGA, ON—The new DFPD quarter-turn actuator series from Festo is modular and built for maximum flexibility for a wide range of applications and operating conditions in process automation.

DFPD actuators come in single and double acting versions. They can be paired with ball valves, butterfly, and shutoff valves.

The DFPD is made for a variety of industries including chemical, biotech/pharma, water/wastewater and beverage with all models boasting excellent corrosion resistance. The basic DFPD is suitable for operating in temperatures between -20ºC and +80ºC, but the many variants in the series also include a low-temperature model (for operating conditions -50ºC to +60ºC) and a high temperature one (0ºC to +150ºC). Other variants also include epoxy coated as well as NPT thread and 180º swivel angle versions.

What distinguishes the DFPD series in particular is its small size and versatility. The single acting version is particularly compact. Both versions feature a rack and pinion combination with a constant torque characteristic across the entire swivel range. Thanks to the DFPD’s optimized spring design it can be configured in increments of 0.5 bar (7 PSI). Different spring combinations make it possible to achieve precise operating pressure requirements between two and six bar. Festo also offers a complete range of complementary controllers and solenoid valves to provide customers with a complete DFPD solution with either analog or digital positioning control, whichever best suits the application.

Festo at a glance
Festo is a global leader in automation technology, and the world market leader in industrial training and education. Festo’s pneumatic and electric drive technology stands for innovation in industrial and process automation – from individual products to ready-to-install solutions. Festo’s hallmarks include a global presence and improving customer productivity through close, long-term partnerships. With 18,700 employees worldwide in 61 national companies, Festo’s turnover for 2015 was €2.64 billion (CDN $3.786 billion). More information available at


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