Fieldbus valve manifolds are replacing conventional hardwired solutions on a variety of highly automated machines in a wide variety of applications and industries. Addressing this trend, Numatics Inc. has published a new white paper, “Five Critical Factors For Selecting Fieldbus Valve Manifolds,” with the aim of guiding original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the selection of the appropriate solutions for their given applications.

The white paper presents five crucial factors that controls engineers, specifiers, and buyers must consider before selecting pneumatic fieldbus valve manifolds – commissioning, distribution, modularity, diagnostics, and recovery – while outlining the shortcomings of conventional approaches.

In addition, the paper discusses new designs that offer improvements in the application, performance, and maintenance of these valve manifolds from the end-users” and OEMs” points of view.

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