SMC Corporation of America exhibits at Pack Expo and Pack Expo East. SMC features its wireless communication technology in EtherNet/IP™ protocol supporting solenoid valve manifolds, machine design safety solutions, pneumatics specifically designed for harsh environments and the latest technologies supporting Internet of Things in the industrial space.
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Featured and Interesting Products
Digital Water Flow Sensor with IO-Link
Series PF3W7-L digital flow sensor constantly monitors water or coolant flow. "L" models are IO-Link compatible. These sensors also have the "Z" designation for redesigned piping adapters, imparting a 13-53% weight reduction depending on flow range. PF3W7-L features an integrated 3-color, 2-screen display. Options include a manual flow adjustment valve and temperature sensor. The main screen displays instantaneous flow value in red or green, while the white subscreen can show temperature, the switch set point, accumulated or peak/bottom value, or a line name. The display rotates in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions, offering improved readability during operation. When paired with an IO-Link master, values and settings can be accessed from the HMI screen. PF3W7-L incorporates IO-Link version 1.1 and COM2 speed. 48 bits of process data include flow and temperature values, switch outputs, and diagnostics. Both IO-Link data and switch outputs can be read over the M8 or M8-to-M12 cable. PF3W7-L is IP65 rated, and is both RoHS and CE compliant.
Hygienic Stainless Steel Cylinder
With the CG5-X2977 series, we offer you efficient, long-lasting cylinders for use in wet areas of the food and pharmaceutical industries. A special blue scraper which meets the material requirements of the FDA and EU 1935/2004 prevents water from entering the cylinder.
mGrip Soft Robotics Inc
mGrip is a modular gripping platform that leverages soft polymers to enable adaptive handling of objects of varying size, shape, and weight. This high-speed and easy-to-use solution is perfect for automating pick-and-place applications.
Stainless Steel 316 One-touch Fittings
Series KQG2 is a one-touch fitting made of all stainless steel SUS316, except seal parts. The series is suitable for use with steam and is grease-free. Applicable tubing includes FEP, PFA, nylon, soft nylon, polyurethane and polyolefin. The KQG2 series is available in both metric and inch sizes. The KQG2 is more compact and lightweight, and offers more configuration variations and tube sizes than the KQG series.
Fittings and Flow Control Equipment
One-touch Stainless Steel Fitting
SMC’s popular one touch technology has been incorporated into this series where all the wetted metal parts are made from stainless steel. This fitting is suitable for use in CRT production for example where the use of copper must be avoided. Other applications include wash down or other environments that could corrode normal fittings. KG can be used for vacuum –100 kPa and pressures up to 1 MPa (~150 PSI). This fitting is available in 27 different body styles, with connection sizes from M5 to ½ R(PT), and tube sizes from 4mm OD to 12 mm OD.
Stainless Steel Compression Fitting
Series KFG2 fittings can operate with ambient operating fluid temperatures of -65 to 260ºC (swivel elbow type -5 to 150ºC). With their stainless steel 316 construction and unique non-rubber seal insert connection, these grease-free fittings offer high levels of corrosion resistance, and can be used with numerous piping materials including FEP, PFS, soft and regular nylon, polyurethane and polyoelfin. Available in male elbow, male connector, male branch tee, straight union, union tee, bulkhead union, union elbow, swivel elbow and female connector options, the KFG2 fittings can accommodate tube sizes from 4mm to 16mm and 1/8" to 1/2" with port sized thread connections from R1/8 to R1/2 and 1/8NPT to 1/2NPT.
Stainless Steel Speed Controller
Suitable for applications where copper free specifications are required, the “–FG” series can also be used in areas where wash down could degrade standard flow controls, such as food and packaging. This series is designed to offer the maximum control by increasing the number of turns of the needle to 10. The body and adjustment are made of high impact white resin for a clean look. This series also incorporates SMC’s one-touch fitting available for tubing sizes from 4mm to 12mm OD.
Refrigerated Air Dryers
IDFB series refrigerated air dryers are cUL listed for use in North America. These 60 Hz models have rated flows up to 459 SCFM (780 m³/hr [ANR]).
The AMG series water separator is installed on the air pressure line to remove water drops from compressed air. It is available in 7 sizes with a variety of optional combinations to meet your application requirements.
Dual Piston Rods Actuators
The CXS Series is a dual piston actuator with non-rotating accuracy ± 0.1°. The CXSL high precision ball bushing type allows for smooth operation that ensures stable travel resistance. The CXSM slide bearing type provides lateral stability protecting it from side load impacts.
Series MGP is designed for high side load applications found in material handling, lifting and stopping. The cylinder utilizes an ultra-compact design by incorporating the cylinder body as part of the guide body. As the stroke length increases, so does the bearing length, thus enhancing the cylinder's load bearing capacity. Order made options for this series include adjustable air cushions, heavy duty guide rods, copper free, high temperature, and low speed.
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.
Stainless Steel Actuators
The CG5-S series is a stainless steel cylinder that uses grease for food processing machines that meets FDA standards. The CG5-S series can be disassembled for replacement of seals which extends the service life of the cylinder. All stainless steel specification for external parts. Mounting bracket surfaces have been electropolished, making them smoother to prevent build-up of liquids and foreign matter. Plugs are provided for unused mounting threads to prevent residue build-up in the threads.
Small Bore Stainless Steel Actuators
Series CJ5-S is a small bore stainless steel cylinder, designed for use in environments with water spray (such as food processing machines). A special scraper (standard) prevents water from entering the cylinder. Non-toxic additives allow confident use in equipment for food, beverage and medical products, etc. The CJ5-S series can be disassembled for replacement of seals.
Non-Repairable All Stainless Steel Actuators
All stainless steel exterior double acting single rod version of our NCM cylinders. A wear ring extends the seal life and a bronze rod bushing is standard on all bore sizes. The NCM is available in 2 mounting styles (front nose & double end). The double end mount does automatically include a rear clevis hole. The NCM is auto-switch capable without any change in cylinder dimension. Bore sizes range from 3/4" to 2" and standard strokes from 1/2" to 12".
Bar Ionizer with Separate Controller and Power Supply Module
The IZT bar ionizer is an industrial static control solution. Bar ionizers generate a curtain of static eliminating ions effective for a distance up to 2000mm/6.5 ft. The IZT's low profile is also ideal for tight clearance installations. Compared to SMC's IZS4 bar ionizers, the power supply and control modules have been separated from the bar, resulting in a reduction in bar height. IZT bars can be placed closer to static-carrying materials in more confined adjacent spaces. The separate controller can be mounted in a workstation for easier access and observation during operation. Models include the standard IZT40, the IZT41 which adds auto-balance, emitter maintenance detection, and I/O signals, and the IZT42 with low amplitude ion generation for sensitive electronics. Extending the value of IZT, one controller can manage a maximum of 4 ionizing bars. Needle cartridges are easily removed, without tools, for cleaning or end-of-life replacement, futher extending this ionizer's value.
By neutralizing static electricity, our IZS bar style Ionizer prevents damage to work pieces caused by sticking. Static charge removal time can be reduced with an optional sensor that directly senses charge allowing the removal of static electricity at high speed (0.3s) by generating the appropriate ion polarity. Needle cartridges can be replaced quickly to reduce down time. The IZS bar style Ionizer is available in various lengths to meet the specific needs of your work area.
Unlike bar or nozzle types, this fan ionizer does not require a pneumatic air supply. The fan draws in ambient air, then ionizes the air with four electrodes located around the perimeter of the discharge grill. The fan can be wired into a 24VDC machine power supply, or use the optional 120V AC adapter. The small form factor adapts well to enclosure mounting, or select the benchtop mounting bracket for free positioning.
SMC offers two industrial static control options for compact or confined target treatment areas. The IZN Nozzle Ionizer is a palm-sized, self-contained static control device with a cable for PLC I/O and power supply connections. The IZT43 pairs a smaller ionizing head with separate power supply and control modules, for even more confined applications up to 3m from the operator's workstation.
Anti-Static Fittings and Tubing
Antistatic fitting and tubing is made from a conductive resin is making them ideal for high static environments.
Anti-Static Vacuum Cups
Anti-static suction cups are available in conductive NBR or anti-static urethane. The urethane pad surface resistance 109 to 1011Ω. Anti-static vacuum pad attachment is made from a conductive PEEK material
Energy Saving Vacuum Generators
The ZK2*A series is an energy-saving generator with 93% reduced air consumption. It has a 50% increase in suction flow compared to other single stage SMC generators. The ZK2*A also has various mounting options to choose from.
High Efficiency Vacuum Generators
Vacuum Generator series ZL series is a multi-stage, high-efficiency vacuum generator, which operates at 150% efficiency (compared to about 40% for other units). For each scfm of compressed air it consumes, the ZL generates an incredible 1.587 scfm of suction flow. The ZL is available with a built-in vacuum switch with digital readout for design flexibility. Other features include built-in suction filter, exhaust silencer, and one-touch tube fittings. Its' compact design allows for mounting from three sides.
Vacuum Cup Unit With Adapter
The ZP3P series suction cups are made of a silicone rubber that is compliant with FDA21CFRSS1772600. The blue colored pad can be easily distinguished during contamination inspections. The sealing skirt design reduces leakage and offers a better sealing performance for film. Also incorporated into the design is a stopper support in the center to help wrinkle prevention on thin work pieces during adsorption.
Vacuum Cup Unit Without Adapter
The ZP3P series is made of a silicone rubber that is compliant with FDA21CFRSS1772600. The blue colored pad can be easily distinguished during contamination inspections. The sealing skirt design reduces leakage and offers a better sealing performance for film. Also incorporated into the design is a stopper support in the center to help wrinkle prevention on thin work pieces during adsorption.
2 Port Direct Solenoid Valve
The VX2 series is 2 port direct solenoid valve for general purpose air, medium vacuum and water. Available body materials include resin, aluminum, brass or stainless steel with port size up to 1/2 inch. Resin body is offered with one touch fitting to reduce installation time. It is also available as a manifold to reduce piping.
2 Port Dust Collector Pulse Valve
Dust collector reverse pulse jet valves are the filter cleaning components for baghouses (dust collection systems) for preventing dust explosions by removing particulates from the air. The JSXFA dust collector valve is engineered with a robust elastomer diaphragm that requires no spring to shift, enhancing its service life to 10 million plus cycles while producing faster response times and energy savings.
4 and 5 Port Solenoid Valves
SMC has improved product performance and reliability with the redesigned SY series valve. The SY3000 and SY5000 have the same valve width as their predecessors, but the flow has been increased by up to 80%, allowing the valve size to be reduced. A built-in strainer in the pilot valve prevents trouble caused by foreign matter. By using H-NBR seal material for the main valve and seals, Ozone resistance has been improved. Side, top and bottom port/pipe directions are available to allow flexible installation. The SY is available in body ported or base mounted styles, and can be used individually or manifold mounted.
Clean Design Manifold Solenoid Valve
JSY5000-H clean design valve manifold have a crevice free exterior for low fluid accumulation and easy to clean. With its IP69K enclosure, use of NSF-H1 grease and FDA compliant materials, and SUS316 metal parts, JSY5000-H can be used in applications where high pressure cleaning is required.
Modular Platform Fieldbus System EX600
The EX600 serial interface offers a full suite of diagnostics and programmable parameters to meet the most stringent requirements. The EX600 offers excellent flexibility including digital input, digital output and analog input unit options. With the use of D-sub output blocks, a maximum of 9 remote D-sub manifolds can be attached to one EX600 communication module. This serial interface is compatible with series SV1000/2000/3000, VQC1000/2000/4000, S0700 and the new SY series valves. Available protocols include PROFIBUS-DP®, DeviceNet™, CC-Link, Ethernet I/P™ and EtherCAT®, PROFINET, POWELINK and CC-Link IE Field™
Wireless SI Unit
The EX600 serial interface offers a full suite of diagnostics and programmable parameters to meet the most stringent requirements. The EX600 offers excellent flexibility including digital input, digital output and analog input unit options. With the use of D-sub output blocks, a maximum of 9 remote D-sub manifolds can be attached to one EX600 communication module. This serial interface is compatible with series SV1000/2000/3000, VQC1000/2000/4000, S0700 and the new SY series valves. Available protocols include Ethernet/IP™, PROFINET.
Electric Actuator Controls and Drivers
Controllers and drivers needed for our electric actuator family. You will find step motor, servo motor and card motor controllers as well as 24VDC Fieldbus gateway units and AC servo drivers.
Electric linear actuators can push, pull or transfer workloads in a distinctly different way from pneumatic actuators. Pneumatic actuators rely on relatively crude devices such as rubber cushions or shock absorbers, pressure regulators, and flow restricting fittings at the port to control their motion. By contrast, an electric actuator employs an electronically controlled motor and ballscrew to deliver a precise motion profile through acceleration, speed and deceleration. Further, the controller is capable of integrating multiple ‘stop’ positions along the actuator's stroke with high precision and repeatability.
Recirculating chillers and heat exchangers are installed to provide thermal stability for applications in industrial and applied sciences from laser cutting, welding, marking and plastic injection molding. Lab science and analytical equipment applications include: mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, MRIs, CT scanners, radiation therapy machines and other medical equipment.
Series ITV electro-pneumatic and electronic vacuum regulators control air/vacuum pressure steplessly in proportion to an electric signal. They are light weight in design with a bright and easy to read LED display. The monitor output is available either as analog output or switch output. The ITV series is IP65 equivalent.
Digital Pressure Sensor with IO Link
This next generation ISE70 pressure sensor provides continuous quantitative values, as well as switched digital outputs when pressure set points are met. This sensor is also IO-Link compatible. Sensor information, such as identity, functional state, cable connection, and current or switch values can be set or monitored remotely though an IO-Link master, and connected to a fieldbus network. The ISE70 is designed for abusive environments that may also include splashed coolant, lubricants or grime. Electronics are packaged in a metal housing, while the piping connection is a stout lug with female threads, which together protect the sensor against accidental collisions with other objects in the area. A smooth display face with membrane type buttons avoids contamination from grit and sticky residue that could clog or jam raised rubber buttons. The display is angled and can rotate 336 degrees, to permit easy reading when indirectly mounted. The main screen shows instantaneous values in red or green, while the sub screen setting appear in orange. Switch indicators will also light when set points are reached.