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SMC Products for the Life Science Industry

SMC has made significant efforts to develop innovative products that meet the specific demands of diverse life science sectors. We understand that products for the life science industry must be compact, clean, efficient, precise, and flexible.

We provide high tech solutions from the smallest local organizations to the largest multinational corporations. Whether you're a specialist device manufacturer or an instrument producer looking for innovative product miniaturization, our extensive global manufacturing and distribution network ensures fast service and delivery throughout the world.

Electric Actuators


LER Rotary Type

The LER rotary electric actuators feature a rotating worktable positioned above an enclosure for the motor and drivetrain. Three different motor/table sizes are available, with each size offering a basic and high torque variation. Additionally, each size offers four rotating angle options, including 90°, 180°, 310 / 320°, and continuously rotating.


LEY Rod Type

The LEY rod type electric actuator has a familiar rod cylinder form suitable for push, pull, lift and press applications. The 24VDC motor can be reverse mounted for compact length, or inline mounted for compact height. The LEY series offers a wide variety of actuator mounting options as well, including numerous direct and bracket styles.


LEFS Slider Type

The original LEFS slider features an inline motor with a cover. Because the motor drives the ballscrew directly, additional cost of a belt and pulley system is avoided. The motor cover is taller than the load platform, so be aware of potential interference at the origin position.


LEH Electric Grippers

The LEH family of electric grippers includes three series fitted with two fingers. Series include the LEHZ standard, the LEHZJ with IP50 dust cover, and the LEHF with low profile fingers and long stroke options. Benefits include adjustable gripping forces, a drop prevention function, and gauging capability for recognizing different dimensions and outputting length measurements.

Pneumatic Actuators


CUJ Mini Free Mount Cylinder

The CUJ miniature free mount series is a space saving compact cylinder. It is available in 4mm to 10mm bore sizes with stroke lengths up to 20mm for double acting and 10mm for single acting. Options include auto switch capabilities, double and single acting, mounting from 4 directions.


CQ2 Standard Cylinder

The CQ2 compact cylinder is the world's best selling pneumatic cylinder and can be supported globally. The CQ2 is available in 15 bore sizes from 12mm to 200mm. It comes standard with male or female piston rod threads. 42 standard options make it one of the most versatile cylinder series on the market. For mounting flexibility, it is possible to mount auto switches on any of the 4 surfaces.


MGJ Mini Guide Rod Cylinder

Series MGJ miniature guide rod cylinder is ideal for applications requiring high side load and high non-rotational accuracy (±0.1°).  Rubber bumpers are standard.  Two auto switches can be mounted with as little as 5mm of stroke.


CRJ Mini Rotary Actuator

In our pursuit of excellence in size and weight reduction, we proudly announce the release of the CRJ series, mini-rotary actuator. A new compact body design not only reduces overall space requirements, but also achieves space savings in wiring and piping. Ease in mounting is maximized thanks to the merits of the new compact body. Large roller bearing and large diameter output shaft add to overall compactness while ensuring high rigidity.

Chemical/Fluid Process Valves


LVM 2/3 Port Chemical Valve

LVM is a compact direct operated 2/3 port solenoid valve for chemicals. It has a rocker type construction to minimize the dead volume. Operating pressure ranges from -75 kPa to 0.2 MPa.


VX2 2 Port Solenoid Valve

he VX2 for air is available with resin and aluminum body. Resin body is offered with one touch fitting to reduce installation time. Three body sizes are available, with port size ranges from 1/8 to 1/2 inch (6 to 12mm with resin body). NBR seal is used as standard and FKM or EPDM is optional. Flow rate ranges from Cv of 0.23 to 2.21.


VDW 2 Port Solenoid Valve

The VDW is available with resin, brass or stainless steel body with orifice size up to 1/16 inch. Resin body is offered with one touch fitting to reduce installation time. Maximum Cv is 0.30.


VNB 2 Port Flow Control Valve

The VNB series a 2 port process valve for a wide variety of fluids including air, water, oil, gas and vacuum. It is available with three types of body material: copper alloy, aluminum and stainless steel.

Directional Control Valves


S070 3 Port Ultra Compact Valve

Series S070 is a super compact direct acting 2/3 port solenoid valve that meets the miniaturization needs of analyzers, medical equipment and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. S070 is extremely lightweight (5g for valve single unit type) and operation noise is 38dB(A) or less. It is easy to increase or decrease the number of stations (stacking base). Valve width is 7mm.


VV061 Unit Manifold Valve

The VV061 series is a direct operated 3-way solenoid valve designed for 4 and 8 station units with integrated compact manifold, valve, circuit board, base and fittings forming a single compact unit.  VV061 series model has an optional power saving circuit that can be used for long-term continuous duty.  This unit is available with one-touch or barb fitting and an optional connector cable with lengths of 300, 600, or 1000mm.


V100 3 Port Lightweight Valve

Customers looking for a compact, light-weight, high flow valve for piloting process valves or actuator applications, need search no longer.  SMC's series V100 is one of the most advanced solenoid valves in today's market.  The standard V100 uses only 0.35w, which is 76% less than comparable valves.  The low power model uses only 0.1w, reflecting dramatic savings of up to 93% compared to existing products.  Weighing in at a mere 12g, with flow rates between 8.4 and 24 l/minute, it's the perfect solution when space, performance, and component weight is critical.


PVQ Compact Proportional Valve

PVQ series, compact proportional solenoid valve, was designed by SMC with a direct poppet construction.  This construction enables low leakage, while de-energized.  PVQ series has been used in applications such as air blow, flow control, hand piece control for dental unit and other respiratory equipment, as well as, cooling for laser machinery etc.

High Purity Fluoropolymer


Fluoropolymer Tubing

Series T*L high purity fluoropolymer tubing is available as standard in inch or metric sizes. The T*L series has outstanding corrosion resistance, compatible with chemicals such as acids, bases and ultrapure water. The T*L series is also compatible with maximum fluid temperatures of up to 200°C.


LQ3 Fluoropolymer Fittings

SMC high purity Hyperflare™ Fitting series LQ* responds to the latest demands in process control. From parts cleaning to assembly and packaging, all processes are controlled for cleanliness, and the use of new PFA virtually eliminates particle generation and TOC (total organic carbon) allowing confident use for the most demanding applications. If chemistries or flow requirements are changed during process, our face seal design allows for quick change of tubing, and/or tube diameters, using the same fitting body.


LVQ 2 Port Chemical Valve

Series LVQ is a 2 port chemical valve with a non-metallic exterior. A high density PVDF housing offers increased chemical resistance and the special diaphragm construction insures gentle opening and closing preventing the formation of micro-bubbles. The LVQ guide ring eliminates lateral motion of the poppet, which reduces internal leakage.

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.


KKA Quick Connect Couplers

S coupler series KK employs a unique connection method. A slim body design and large effective area are achieved with a construction that does not use steel balls or valve springs and therefore does not restrict the flow path. Together with a reduction of the body size, pressing parts and resin parts are used to achieve an overall weight reduction.


PF3W Digital Flow Switch

Series PF3W digital flow switch is perfect for applications requiring a constantly monitored flow of cooling or cleaning water. The PF3W series has been improved both in design and operating performance over the PF2W flow switch.  Designed to work with fluids up to 90ºC, these switches incorporate a built-in temperature sensor so both flow and fluid temperature can be effectively monitored at the same time. Available as non-grease type and with analogue output if required, the PF3W meets IP 65 enclosure protection standards and is both RoHS and CE compliant.


HECR Rack Mount Chiller

HECR Rack Mount Precision Chiller: Rack mountable version of our HEC series Peltier type chillers

Liquid Dispense Pump


LSP Liquid Dispense Pump

LSP liquid dispense pump is a compact, solenoid operated diaphragm pump that discharges stable and quantitative fluid from 5µL to 200µL per shot.  The pump is self priming so pre-priming is unnecessary.  The body material (PEEK) is corrosive resistant and the check valve diaphragm is available is two types of materials (EPDM or FKM).