Product Innovations

Research and Development for the Next Generation

SMC's advanced research and development staff reviews each requirement from every angle in order to provide our customers with products to satisfy their needs in terms of function, quality, cost and  delivery.

SMC's tradition of developing products from the customer's standpoint, promotes research into basic technologies for future products, and also produces tailor-made products through adaptation to the  requirements of the marketplace.

High Purity Products

High Purity Products

In response to the latest demands in process control, SMC has incorporated leading edge product innovations and engineering excellence to develop a high purity product suite.  These high purity solutions strive to continually advance the technology of minimizing contaminates. Achieving success as a quality leader by minimizing both particulate and chemical contamination to levels compatible with the most demanding requirements.


ASP Speed Controller

ASP Speed Controller

Series ASP is a speed controller with an integrated pilot operated check valve. This combination makes it possible to control cylinder speeds and permits temporary intermediate stops. The ASP is standard with  electroless nickel plating on all brass parts and allows 360 degree freedom for tube mounting direction. The X352 variation incorporates a manual residual pressure relief valve to enable a release of the air  trapped in the actuator.


Soft Start Valve

AV Soft Start Valve

A supply valve that gradually increases supply pressure during start up and quickly exhausts system air when the supply air is shut off. It allows the pneumatic pressure supply to be easily tied into  equipment electrical controls.  The valve conveniently mates with SMC's F.R.L. components to create a single point of machine air control and conditioning.


Rod Lock Actuators

Rod Lock Actuators

SMC has a vast array of locking cylinders that can be very useful in a variety of applications such as drop prevention, emergency stops and holding position.  Locking cylinders can be categorized in 2  different types.


ZK2 Vacuum Ejector

ZK2 Vacuum Ejector (Generator)

The ZK2 Energy Saving Compact Vacuum Ejector is an extremely versatile unit for vacuum generation. It is an "All-In-One" unit that includes the supply valve, release valve, vacuum break flow adjustment  needle, suction filter and silencer. It can be used at a stand alone unit or part of a manifold of up to 10 stations. Optional digital vacuum pressure switch can be easily copied to up to 10 switches  simultaneously. The ZK2 can also be configured to be used with a vacuum pump system.


PFMB Flow Switches

PFMB Flow Switches

SMC's new PFMB dual color digital flow switch allows for a wide range of flow measurement with one product.  The PFMB is suitable for use with air and nitrogen.  It's compact and space saving with an  integrated flow adjustment valve.  The bypass structure limits the contact of moist air with the sensor, reducing degradation of the sensor and helps maintain accuracy.


VXD

VXD Process Valve

SMC's updated VXD series for water is a pilot operated, 2 port solenoid valve. The renewed VXD is not only smaller, but uses less power compared to the previous version. Available in brass and stainless  steel, the VXD series also offers low concentration ozone resistant and oil free options. Flow rate ranges from Cv of 1.9 to 49


LEH Electic Gripper

LEH Electric Gripper

Grippers have been a successful, featured product for many years in SMC's lineup of pneumatic motion control products.  Naturally, SMC also included grippers as one of the first products in our electric  actuator lineup.  Four body styles and four or six sizes in each style encompass a wide range of gripping forces and versatility


LAT3 Card Motor

LAT3 Card Motor

The electric actuator market offers many solutions for large or heavy loads.  But what if you need something for very light loads?  Or perhaps you have tight space restrictions?  SMC's LAT3 integrates a  magnetic linear motor, a recirculating ball guide, and a high resolution position sensor in a package the size of a business card!  The slim 9mm profile can fit into a tight installation envelope.


ISE/ZSE30A

ISE/ZSE30A Pressure Switch

The electric actuator market offers many solutions for large or heavy loads.  But what if you need something for very light loads?  Or perhaps you have tight space restrictions?  SMC's LAT3 integrates a  magnetic linear motor, a recirculating ball guide, and a high resolution position sensor in a package the size of a business card!  The slim 9mm profile can fit into a tight installation envelope.


Multi-Position Cylinder

MPC Multi-Position Cylinder

Need an actuator that offers an infinite number of adjustable stroke positions for under $500? Previously, an electric actuator was your only option. Now SMC offers a pneumatic and lower cost alternative in  our new MPC Series. 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.

How does the MPC do this? The MPC is a Cylinder + Solenoid Valve + Linear Sensor + 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.


IZF10 Series

IZF10 Fan Ionizer

Accumulated static electricity causes problems in the manufacturing environment.  Plastic wrap, foam packing, or labels cling and attract dust and dirt, causing misapplication or contamination.  Excess static  charge damages sensitive electronic components.  Even comfort and safety of personnel can be compromised.  Solve these problems with SMC's latest static eliminating device, the IZF10 fan type ionizer.


LES Series

LES Compact Slide Table

SMC innovated the integrated work table, linear guide, and actuator nearly 20 years ago with the MXS pneumatic slide table.  Now in the 21st century, the concept has gone electric!  While rod and rodless  sliders are common in the electric actuator market, very few manufacturers offer a slide table.  Once again, you can count on SMC to offer the products you need.


Series LEJ Electric Slider

LES Compact Slide Table

The LEJ series includes two drive types, either a ball screw or a belt.  The ball screw offers high positioning repeatability, while the belt drive offers longer strokes and higher speeds.  Both drive types  offer two motor sizes.  Motors are operated by an incremental or absolute driver type.  The incremental driver can record and apply up to 7 positions, or respond to a pulse train from the PLC.


ZP Vacuum Pads

ZP Vacuum Pads

Using vacuum pads for lifting and holding is a technique of many possibilities. The amount of sizes and shapes of work pieces is almost endless.  SMC recognizes this and has designed the ZP, ZP2 and ZP3  series Vacuum Pads in many different shapes, sizes and materials.  SMC offers one of the market’s widest ranges of vacuum pads with a solution for almost every unique application.