Festo SPANFesto’s new compact pressure sensor, SPAN, adds to its range of sensors for process and factory automation applications. The company says this unit is easy to set up, use and maintain, and is IP40 certified for protection against outside ingress.

Applications are said to include supply pressure monitoring, vacuum monitoring, leak testing, pressure monitoring at the regulator and object detection. The sensor’s IO-Link functionality is said to reduce commissioning and set-up time, as well as enabling remote maintenance and parameterisation.