MPC Multi-Position Cylinder

Series MPC: Another Great Innovation From SMC


SMC's multiposition cylinder offers an infinite number of adjustable stroke positions for under $500.

In the past, an electric actuator was the only option for applications demanding an infinite number of stroke positions. SMC's MPC series now provides an alternative and economical solution.

Offered as a pneumatic and lower cost alternative, the MPC (Multi Position Cylinder) uses a 4~20mA or 0~10VDC input signal to automatically adjust the actuator stroke. Once the MPC reaches the desired position, it is pneumatically locked until the input signal is changed.

In order to accomplish this, the MPC utilizes an integrated cylinder, solenoid Valve, linear Sensor, and controller all in one unit. You need only to supply air and the appropriate input signal. This easy adjustment makes the MPC perfect for on the fly changes to your process.

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Series MPC's Potential Application Examples

MPC Used as a Conveyor Rail Adjuster MPC Used to Align Different Sized Packages on a Conveyor MPC Used to Control Product Flow

Video Showing You How the SMC Series MPC Unit Works



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