Applications Powered by SMC
Safety Related Products
SMC believes that worker safety and increased productivity go hand-in-hand. It is not mutually exclusive. You can have both. Through efficient design, you can reduce risk and increase productivity at the same time. SMC has developed a variety of safety related components that can be used in a safe pneumatic system.
Weld Process Equipment Products
Welding cells are a tough environment. Heat, weld spatter, high magnetic fields and dust can cause problems with pneumatic components. SMC has created an extensive line of pneumatic components that are well suited for welding environments.
Static Control Equipment
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.
Pick and Place Products
Pick and place applications comprise both primary handling—putting individual pieces of product into a tray or carton—and case packing. SMC has a variety of products that can be used for moving work pieces of all different shapes and materials.
SMC offers the benefit of offering a wide range of products that are well suited in Analyzer applications in the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Industry. SMC can be a single source supplier for components like fluid isolation valves, electric actuators, liquid pumps and ionizers.
Temperature Resistant Products
Pneumatic components used in “extreme” temperature applications require a different design mindset. SMC has products that are specifically designed to be used in high temperature and low temperature applications.
Dust, Bulk and Powder Environment Products
Pneumatic components used in a dusty environment require a different design mindset. The designs must incorporate a method of sealing the dusty outside from the internal pneumatic components as well as limiting electrical and thermal energy. Static electricity control is also a consideration in bulk and powder applications. SMC has products that are specifically designed to be used these types of applications.
Water Resistant Cylinders
SMC has a range of standard, made to order, and specialized cylinders with a combination of stainless steel construction, water resistant seals, and special rod scrapers designed to prevent corrosion from exposure to water or coolant.
Robotics Application Equipment
SMC produces compact and lightweight automation components for robotics applications and End-of-Arm tooling. We offer a wide variety of products that can be used for handling work pieces of different shapes and materials.
SMC produces compact and lightweight automation components for robotics applications and End-of-Arm tooling. The UR+ Certified MHM Magnetic Gripper Kit’s easy Plug + Play integration is a solution for transferring ferromagnetic workpieces that are of uneven surface, porous, or susceptible to damage when traditional methods of vacuum systems or mechanical grippers are not viable solutions.
Temperature Control Equipment
The success of manufacturing processes can be highly dependent upon temperature. Examples include brewing fermentation, dispensing of package adhesives, and biomedical liquid reactions. Excess heat can also lead to damage to the equipment itself. Lasers, printers, traditional chip cutting tools and welders all require cooling during operation.
Space Saving and Lightweight Products
SMC is leading automation manufacturing with innovative development of next generation products for the machines of tomorrow. The future of automation design is looking to not only make companies more efficient but looking at total cost of ownership including space constraints and energy costs. The next generation product development focuses on compact, lightweight, and energy efficient designs.
Air Saving Products
Sustainably Supporting Automation
SMC’s products are designed to reduce unnecessary air consumption and electrical consumption while still meeting rigorous performance expectations that meet or exceed existing specifications.
By adopting the latest SMC technologies, we will help you lower energy costs and boost efficiencies, resulting in both cost savings and labor savings.
SMC is dedicated to the production of environmentally friendly products that reduce environmental impacts. This is done from the design and development phases until the end of the product life cycle.
With product assessments, we evaluate the environmental impact of our products in terms of resource savings (smaller, lighter), product longevity, energy savings, safety, variations, amount of packing materials, and waste disposal in order to develop environmentally sound products.
Energy Saving Products
The power-saving circuit can reduce CO2 emissions (power consumption) when the device is energized.
Nitrogen (N2) Compatible Products
SMC has a variety of products which can be used in applications involving nitrogen (N2) gas. These products must meet certain specifications such as being grease free, oil-free, FDA compliant, being assembled in a clean room, or being made from a specific material. Industries where these products may be used include food & beverage, semiconductors, life sciences, or anywhere nitrogen is being used.
Air Management System (AMS)
• Automated Short and Long-term Standby functionality to conserve air
• Constant compressed Air Pressure, Flow & Temperature measurement
• Automated data stream for leak detection & air performance analysis
• Use the integrated OPC UA Server and/or choose Fieldbus Protocol
• Electronic or Manual pressure setting
• Standard M12 connections
• Add additional sensors via IO-Link & Digital Inputs
• IP65 Ingress protection
• ISO Quality Air achievable with SMC’s AC-D Modular Air Preparation
• Reduce wiring with a secure 100m proprietary wireless transmission range
• Soft Start functionality
• Mechanically compatible with Safety Vent Valves (Cat 4PLe)
• 4 size options to suit differing machines covering 0 – 4,000 l/min & ¼” to 1” ports
Commercial Cleaning & Laundry Industries Products
Pneumatic actuators, solenoid valves, air filters and regulators for fluids, damp and steamy operations require robust components designed and built for protection against harsh environments. Large flow solenoid valves can speed up water and liquid filling to reduce cleaning cycle times as well as increase gas supply volume to reduce drying cycle times . The full range of components are available in: water-resistant, anti-corrosive, heat-resistant, and cold-resistant enhanced variations for cleaning equipment: chemical/detergent dosing, batch tunnel washers washer extractors, steam tunnel finishers, feeding/folding/ironing machines, and dryers etc.
Applications Powered by SMC
- Applications Overview
- Air Management System
- Air Saving Products
- Analyzer Components
- Dust, Bulk and Powder Environment
- Collaborative Robot Grippers
- Cleaning & Laundry Industries
- Eco Products
- Energy Saving Products
- Nitrogen (N2) Compatible Products
- Pick and Place
- Robotics Equipment
- Safety Related Products
- Space Saving and Lightweight
- Static Control Equipment
- Temperature Control Equipment
- Temperature Resistant Products
- Universal Robots
- Water Resistant Cylinders
- Weld Process Equipment