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SMC Products for the Food Processing & Packaging Industry

SMC provides a broad array of products for complete systems and multiple applications. This results in pneumatic systems that are capable of meeting diverse food processing and packaging requirements like:

  • Continuous 24/7 operation
  • Stringent hygiene regulations
  • Continual wash down
  • Operating in extreme temperatures

SMC products address the industry requirements of providing maximum performance while minimizing energy costs and downtime. The featured products below are categorized for reference under: Food Sanitation & Hygienic, Environment Resistant, Energy Saving/Reduced Wiring, High Speed, Temperature Control, High Pressure, Safety, Adsorption Transfer, Static Control, and Steam.

Food Sanitation & Hygienic


HY Hygienic Cylinders

HY SMC's hygienic design cylinders, series HY, offers significantly improved water resistance by adopting a new lubricating construction. The cylinder's flat configuration (grooves for auto switches and holes for cushion needles, etc. have been eliminated) allow the surface to be wiped off easily.


VFN2120N-X36 NAMUR Valve

VFN2120N-X36 is a hygienic solenoid valve with standard NAMUR interface. The valve PPS resin body provides excellent high temperature and chemical/corrosion resistance for use in wash down applications (IP67). The 5-pin M12 electrical connections is used for water proof sealing. With power consumption of only 0.5W, it is the most energy efficient valve with NAMUR interface in the market. It can also be used with AS-i bus system. VFN2120-X36 is available for 24 VDC or 110 VAC operation.


TL/TLM/TH/TD Fluororesin Tubing

SMC Fluororesin Tubing has outstanding corrosion resistance, compatible with chemicals such as acids, bases and ultrapure water.

Environment Resistant


Water Resistant Cylinders

SMC has a range of standard, made to order, and specialized cylinders with a combination of stainless steel construction, water resistant seals, and special rod scrapers designed to prevent corrosion from exposure to water.


Paper Powder/Dust Resistant

Selecting pneumatic components for service in a dusty environment presents some hard challenges. SMC pays attention to critical issues of reliability, selection, compact design and support. SMC offers solutions that deliver performance in the extreme applications.


Temperature (Heat/Cold) Resistant

Pneumatic components used in “extreme” temperature applications require a different design mindset. SMC has products that are specifically designed to be used in both high temperature and low temperature applications.

Energy Saving/Reduced Wiring


EX260 Compact SI (IP67)

EX260 series is a compact and cost effective fieldbus solution for output applicable to SMC's most popular directional control valves such as New SY, SV, VQC, and S0700 Series. It can control up to 32 solenoids in one manifold. Available protocols are EtherNet/IP™, Profinet, EtherCat, PROFIBUS DP, DeviceNet™ and CC-Link. EX260 series has standard dual port connectivity to eliminate the need of switches or branch connector, reducing wiring and component cost. IP67 enclosure rating ensures protection against dust and washdown environment.


VQ20/30 2-Port Solenoid Valve for Dry Air

The VQ20/30 series is a pilot operated, two port multi-media valve. The series is compact and lightweight with a large flow capacity. The VQ20/30's long life, high speed coil (up to 20 million cycles at 100cps for pneumatic use) along with its all plastic construction make it an excellent choice for those who want high performance at a lower cost.


KN Air Blow Nozzles

With the release of the KN series nozzles and gauge heads 30~90% of air consumption required for the current nozzle operation can be saved with the appropriate selection of the new nozzle and sizing. Many variations of nozzle are available with tube materials including nylon, soft nylon, soft copper pipe and OST tubing. Sizes range from 4mm-20mm.


ZH-X185 Vacuum Flow Unit

Vacuum away smoke, debris, and fine particles from the work area. Features both suction and blowing modes

High Speed


VQC 5-Port Valve

The VQC series has five standard wiring packages bringing a world of ease to wiring and maintenance work, while the protective enclosures of three of them conform to IP67 standards for protection from dust and moisture. The use of multi-pin connectors to replace wiring inside manifold blocks provides flexibility when adding stations or changing manifold configuration. The VQC series has outstanding response times and long life.


RHC High Powered Cylinder

High speed or high load cylinder applications frequently require additional speed and flow control devices to control the stopping of the load. SMC's RHC series features a longer cushion design which is capable of stopping heavy or high speed loads while maintaining the simplicity of a standard air cushion cylinder. This enhanced cushion allows the kinetic distance, which results in the ability to absorb up to 23.8 ft-lb of energy and operate reliably at speeds up to 118 in/sec. Even with the improved performance of the RHC, cushion adjustment remains as simple as adjusting the cushion needle valve. 


SX10 2-Port High Speed Valve

series SX10 is a compact lightweight high performance 2 port valve. It also has a low power consumption 4W, high frequency 1200Hz, and two mounting types. The SX10 can also reduce installation labor with the use of the quick disconnect type mount. The SX10 series is RoHS compliant.


LEF Electric Actuator - Slider Type

An LEFS slider, or rodless, type electric actuator features a load mounting platform situated above a ball screw drive. A flexible seal band permits platform movement while preventing grease and foreign matter from entering the drive. Advantages include a low profile height, shorter overall length than rod types, and better positioning repeatability than belt drives.

Temperature Control


HRS Compact Chiller

HRS compact recirculating chillers are designed to meet the widest range of single-point applications in both industrial and technology settings. The package design is robust enough for the factory, yet ergonomic and compact for lab installations. Coolant can be either heated or cooled within the set temperature range. Choose from six cooling capacities, air or water cooled refrigerant, and global power supply options.


HRS090 Large Capacity Compact Chiller

The HRS090 is a compact chiller with large cooling capacity. A 9.0kW air cooled or 10.5kW water cooled refrigeration circuit can be selected. The chiller package also contains the coolant circuit, including pump, tank, heat exchanger, and sensor monitored flow path. Set temperatures are PID controlled, while the system is monitored for 41 alarms. Additional features include a heating function, serial communications, and lockable casters for indoor mobility.


HRS100/150 Large Capacity Chiller

HRS100/150 high capacity standard chillers offer cooling capacities of 10 and 15 kW. Coolant and refrigeration circuits are included in a compact package. Air and water cooled versions are available. Set temperatures are PID controlled, while the system is monitored for 42 alarms. Additional features include a heating function, serial communication, and IPX4 ingress rating for outdoor installation.


HRSH090 High Efficiency Chiller

The HRSH090 is a compact chiller with large cooling capacity. A 9.5kW air cooled or 11kW water cooled refrigerating method can be selected. The system is controlled with a triple inverter, offering premium energy savings. Inverter technology allows precise delivery of fan, compressor and pump performance instead of less efficient ON/OFF cycling. The operation interface includes an input keypad and digital display, and an angled fluid supply port with level check. Filter replacement is tool-less for the air cooled model. Power supplies are available in 200 and 400 VAC 3-phase, and function in both 50 and 60 Hz environments for global compatibility. Alarms report on a variety of circuit and equipment conditions to preserve optimal operation.

High Pressure


ISE75(H) Digital Pressure Switch

The series ISE75(H) digital pressure switch incorporates a large digital display to monitor both coolant and hydraulic fluids. The ISE75 and ISE75H models (for use with fluids requiring a set rated pressure of up to 10MPa and 15MPa respectively) are available with Rc, NPT or G1/4 port thread options, and fixed or selectable MPa/PSI pressure indications. These switches conform to both CE and UL/CSA global accreditations and IP67 enclosure ratings.


VCH41/42 2-Port Solenoid Valve for 5.0 MPa

Series VCH41/42 is a 2 port pilot operated solenoid valve for high pressure application. Designed for use with air or inert gas, the VCH valve can operate up to a maximum pressure of 5.0 MPa. With reduction in the overall volume of the pilot chamber, the VCH's responsiveness can now be measured in just milliseconds. Non-collision armature construction, rubber buffers and a urethane diaphragm give it an expected service life of 10 million cycles.


VCHR Direct Operated Regulator for 6.0 MPa

Designed for use with air or inert gas, SMC's VCHR can operate up to a maximum pressure of 6.0 MPa with a set range of 0.5 to 5.0 MPa.  With large flow passages, and IS01179-1 conforming port thread sizes, high flow rates are ensured.  A metal-sealed relief valve, and a polyurethane elastomer poppet improve durability.  Expected service life is approximately 10 million cycles.


VCHN 5.0 MPa Silencer

SMC's VCHN silencer is rated for high pressure of up to 5.0MPa. A double-layer filtration structure results in less clogging of the silencer's element, and by simply removing a bolt, the sound absorbing material can be replaced without removing the silencer. The VCHN has a built-in safety valve, which will activate when the silencer's internal pressure exceeds 1.8MPa. At a supply pressure of 4.0MPa, back pressure 2.0MPa, the VCHN provides a 35dB(A) noise level reduction. A freeze reduction option is available.



VP/VG Residual Pressure Release ISO Valves

Special versions of the VP/VG series that conform to ISO13849-1 safety standard, categories 1 thru 4. These are a dual residual pressure release valve with detection of main valve position.


VHS Residual Pressure Relief Valve

The VHS series provides a convenient means of isolating supplied pressure in a pneumatic system and exhausting downstream pressure for maintenance purposes.  The units can be locked in the exhaust position and can be an integral part of an energy isolation system.  Air flow direction is easily identified by handle orientation and labelling.  They can be used alone or can be conveniently connected to an FRL assembly using modular spacers.


AV Soft Start-up Valve

Series AV is a soft start up valve for low-speed air supply to gradually raise initial pressure in an air system and for quick exhaust by cutting off air supply.


VR51 Two Hand Control Valve

Series VR51 is a safety valve for applications where machine operation with two hands is recommended. It conforms to EN574. The operating pressure range is .25 - 1 MPa.

Adsorption Transfer


ZK2 Vacuum Unit

The ZK2 series is an energy-saving ejector with 90% reduced air consumption.  The ZK2 has a 50% increase in suction flow compared to other single stage SMC ejectors.  With its compact size and lightweight, it is easier to maintain. The ZK2 also has various mounting options to choose from.


ZP Vacuum Pads

SMC's series ZP, ZP2 and ZP3 vacuum pads offer a complete line of pad options to meet all of your handling and transfer needs.  A wide range of sizes, shapes and materials allow design engineers the flexibility to choose the appropriate pad configuration, making the ZP, ZP2, and ZP3 suitable for a variety of routine and unusual lifting applications.


ZP2V Vacuum Saving Valve

ZP2V is a vacuum saving valve that when multiple vacuum pads are operated by one vacuum generator, and some of them are not holding the work piece, the reduction of vacuum pressure is restricted and the work piece can remain held by the rest of pads. When the work pieces have different shapes, the control circuit can be simplified. There is no need for switching operation when changing work pieces.


ZH-X185 Vacuum Flow Unit

ZH - X185 vacuum flow unit: Vacuum away smoke, debris, and fine particles from the work area - Suction and blowing modes

Static Control


IZS4* Bar Ionizer

The IZS4 family is SMC's 3rd generation of bar ionizers. Bar ionizers generate a curtain of static eliminating ions effective for a distance up to 2000mm / 6.5 ft. The family includes the standard IZS40 model, the IZS41 with feedback or auto balance sensor and rapid static neutralization, and the IZS42 with low amplitude ion generation for sensitive electronics. The IZS41 and 42 are remote control capable, and can be linked via cable for operation from a single power supply. Needle cartridges are easily removed without tools for cleaning or end-of-life replacement.


IZN10 Nozzle Ionizer

The IZN10 is SMC's nozzle ionizer. The nozzle ionizer emits an air-assisted cone of static eliminating ions for focused targets up to 500mm / 20 in. The nozzle can be used with an optional sensor and monitor to suspend emission when static elimination is complete. Available with high flow or energy saving nozzles. The cartridge can be removed for needle cleaning or replacement. Slim, compact design is suitable for installation in tight spaces.


IZF Fan Ionizers

Series IZF fan ionizers emit static neutralizing ions using ambient air, suitable for when an air supply is inconvenient or unavailable. Treatment area can be up to 1200mm / 47 in away. Several variants are available to fit the application where static must be neutralized.


IZH10 Handheld Static Meter

The IZH10 is SMC's handheld electrostatic meter. This meter features two function buttons and a backlit LCD display. The meter can be used to investigate and verify static electricity charges up to +/- 20,000 V.



VXB 2-Port Air Operated Angle Seat Valve

Series VXB is an air operated valve for steam that utilizes angle seat structure to minimize pressure loss.  It is available with stainless steel 316L or bronze body material, and port size ranges from 3/8" to 3/4".  FKM seals are utilized to reduce leakage and provide a long service life of over 3 million cycles (steam) or 5 million cycles (air).


VXS 2-Port Pilot Operated Solenoid Valve

The VXS 2-port solenoid valve for steam is compact and lightweight, designed to operate with no need for differential pressure. The VXS is considerably quieter than similar valves due to its special construction and full wave rectifier type solenoid. A piston main valve and special FKM material for both the valve and seal help reduce internal leakage to 1.0 cm³/min or less, and improve life cycle and valve reliability. The VXS valve series is RoHS compliant and meets IP65 enclosure guidelines.