Pneumatics is a simple technology often used for the control of fingerboards in Oil & Gas. The VTEM from Festo now makes this simpler, more versatile and safer – moving pneumatics into the age of Internet 4.0.
The VTEM is an innovation that utilizes Motion Apps to define valve function. These apps allow a traditional pneumatic valve to now have proportional, control, feedback and energy conservation elements.
At OTC 2018, Festo will release a white paper and have a working demo of the VTEM controlling fingerboards in a innovative way. A single valve slice can replace the traditional solenoid valve and sensors on the fingerboard actuator. By monitoring and modeling air flow, the VTEM can accurately report the current position of the latch. By moving from tradition sensors to the VTEM, you can reduce expensive component costs high on the rig and reduce service time and risk, while gaining new critical information.
Exhibitor: Festo AG & Co. KG