Festo has introduced the MS series of filtration products—filters that lower the risk of particle contamination when compressed air comes into direct contact with food or packaging in the food zone. The MS series meets or exceeds the highest industry standards for clean air. MS filters arrive assembled with safety and total productive maintenance features typically found as custom add-ons. 

The MS series is designed for food and packaging-in-food-zone applications in the dairy, baking, produce, processed foods, pet foods, craft beer, cold food processing, and beverage industries. Furthermore, this versatile series is suitable for a wide range of industries outside of food and beverage where clean compressed air enhances the longevity and efficient operation of pneumatic cylinders and processes. The three different models in the series—MS4, MS6, and MS9—not only conform to U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Food Safety Modernization Act guidelines for clean air, but they also meet or exceed the top national and international benchmarks.

Pre-configuration and guaranteed fast shipping reduce engineering and purchasing time as well as inventory requirements for original equipment manufacturers and end users. MS series filtration systems are rated for air flow ranging from the MS4 at 360 L/min to MS9 at 7,800 L/min.

In addition to the three stage filters, MS air preparation units come standard with a lockout/tagout feature for operational safety. An exhaust valve, another standard feature, safely evacuates air from the system when filters are changed. Once the pressure point is set, a lockable filter regulator prevents tampering. Visual-cue red/green gauges support total productive maintenance initiatives by indicating to personnel that the unit has the correct/incorrect pressure range and whether filters require replacement. Filter drains are manual, ensuring that condensation droplets do not fall onto the facility’s floor and pose a risk of contamination. A corrosion resistant housing supports extended service life.

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