Special Applications – HYGProduction and packaging applications involving food and beverages often need specialized equipment to meet the strict hygiene standards required in these industry sectors. SMC, the world leader in pneumatic technology, has developed the HY series to meet these requirements. All the models in the HY series are particularly suitable for application in the "non-food" or "splash" zones of a production line. Their high quality construction and optional food grease ensure an increased service life. The HYG hygienic design guide series is available with a rail mounted auto switch, which is fully adjustable along the stroke length, providing improved cleaning benefits.
The HYG integrates an aluminum hygienic body with guide rods that are completely recessed in the body and protected by grease retention rod scrapers for unprecedented water resistance during wash down processes. The HYG has eliminated switch grooves in favor of rail mounted auto-switches to prevent water pools. Plug bolts are required to plug unused ports and mounting holes to assure water resistance; air purge ports for the guide rods remain unplugged. NSF-H1 food grade grease option is available.
- Bore sizes: 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63 mm
- Stroke lengths (20, 25 bore): 20, 30, 40, 100, 150, 200 mm
- Stroke lengths (32, 40, 50, 63 bore): 25, 50, 100, 150, 200 mm
- FKM, fluoropolymer seal option
- NSF-H1 food grade grease option
- Auto-switch capable